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MonicaRicci
I'm an organizing and clutter expert, speaker, author and corporate spokesperson
Interests: Shooting, baseball, food, board games, playing cards, travel, wine, cats, food, hockey, food, reading, food. Did I mention food?
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Christmas Boy and I both play poker, but he's great at it and I struggle. It reminds me of when I work with clients and they have a hard time understanding why I'm good at... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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What's the old adage, "The cobbler's children have no shoes" or something like that? Well for years at my house, the organizer's office had no shoes either. And by "shoes" I mean my office was... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest Post provided by Tina O'Keefe One thing I always tell my clients when they are about to start working with me as an organizer is that it’s going to get a lot worse before... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Recently I've had new clients call me after becoming inspired by Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I've also had long-time clients ask me what I think of it. Inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Imagine this... you've just build a brand new house and your bedroom is a glass-walled enclosure without a ceiling, in the center of the house, surrounded by the kitchen and living areas. At first that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its chapter is New Year’s day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce PS: Follow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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We're almost into a brand new year and what better time to review your successes of the past and make plans to do things a bit differently going forward. For the past few months I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Before the holidays I started a series of posts sharing the various simple organizing solutions I've been implementing in our new home. It's surprising how long it takes to figure out just the right solution... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." 
~ W. C. Jones PS: Follow... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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If you've been following the blog for the past several weeks you know I've been sharing the organizing solutions I've implemented in our new home. It's amazing how much happier life is when the spaces... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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For the past several weeks I've been sharing the organizing solutions I've put in place at our new home and the series continues in the kitchen! Our new kitchen has a lower cabinet lazy susan... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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My husband and I moved into a new home in September and if you've moved in the past few years, I'm sure you remember how long it takes to customize your new home's spaces for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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My husband and I moved in mid-September and along the journey of getting settled in, I've been taking photos of some of the solutions I've put in place to make our lives easier. That's what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Last time I posted, I shared some of my personal organizing tools that I've put in place at our new home. If you've moved recently you know it takes months to tweak your new spaces... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Last time I posted, I shared with you some insights on moving to a new home and how I'm coping so far without my beloved ELFA and ShelfGenie® Glideouts, along with my love for my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Three weeks ago my husband and I moved to a new house. We had been in our old house for thirteen years and we loved it, but his 75 to 90 minute commute to work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"The power of imagination makes us infinite." ~John Muir PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." ~Colin Powell PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse." ~Jim Rohn PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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How do you explain the beauty of a sunrise to a blind man? How do you describe the intoxicating aroma of a jasmine blossom to someone who has never smelled one? I feel almost compelled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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As my 50/50 project nears its close and I review my essays, I notice I’ve written more than once about places I’ve lived. Not just the cities or towns, but the homes themselves. Last week,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." —J.K. Rowling PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Some of my fondest and earliest childhood memories of my mom involve the two of us living together in a small apartment. I can still remember staying up late into the night, watching her pour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller On the heels of writing about my oldest friend, I wanted to write about the concept of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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“Old friends take a long time to make.” Those words are stitched on the face of a small, lace-edged ivory pillow on my guest room bed. The pillow was a gift given to me by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.