Hello, friends! 👋🏼 I hope that you’re having a happy Tuesday and that you enjoyed my video from last week. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to talk about why I love home so much, what home means to me & why my career has kind of been a lifetime in the making.
As promised, this week I’m opening the door to my New York City apartment and giving you a tour of my home! I want to pull back the curtains a bit more and share some more updates with you by showing you the current state of my home, as well as talking about the current state of my life. This year has brought on a lot of changes… starting with the ending of my relationship with my partner. It’s been a rough year that has been filled with a lot of transitions, changes and, well… just simply starting over. While it continues to get better every day, there’s still a lot of work to be done on me, as well as my home.
Now, before you watch, I have to say that I’m willing to bet that my home won’t be exactly what you would expect from a professional organizer and interior designer. It may actually shock you a bit… haha! I promise this isn’t the norm for me. However, I hope you enjoy seeing the space and that you can have a chuckle or two with me. I also hope that you will join me on the journey of starting over and rebuilding my life and my home. I’m really excited about what’s to come and all the fun things I’m going to be sharing with you in the coming months. If you enjoy the video, don’t forget to click the thumbs up button and subscribe to my channel!
Hello, friends! 👋🏼 How are you? It’s been SO long since I’ve posted an update that I actually locked myself out of my blog this morning when I went to login. 😕 It turns out that I totally forgot I had changed my login info… oops! 🙄 Haha! Nevertheless, I’m here now, successfully logged in and ready to start sharing more regularly. There’s been a lot of stuff happening over the past couple years and especially in the past several months. I’ll be sure to get you up-to-speed on some of these tidbits in the coming posts.
One of the exciting bits of news I have to share is that I’m finally taking the plunge with my YouTube channel! What does that mean? Well, it means that you’re going to see my smiling face more regularly. I’m going to be creating weekly videos so that I can share more ideas and tips (#JPtips) about design, organization and all the things I love about home. To kick off this whole new series/venture, I have 3 special videos that I’m going to be sharing with you over the next 3 weeks to tell you a little more about me, my home & my life. Today, I’m starting by talking a little more about why I love home so much, what home means to me & why my career has been a lifetime in the making 😊 I’m so happy to begin this new journey with you… I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe!
With tax time around the corner, many of us will be sorting through papers and throwing away documents that could list sensitive information such as bank numbers, addresses, full names and social security numbers. As I mentioned in my recent newsletter, identity theft affects millions of people every year and it is not an issue that should be taken lightly. While some people actively try to prevent identify theft by shredding all their documents, many still do not. Their reasoning for not shredding documents can range from not liking the noise of a shredder to child safety. Whatever the reasoning may be, I have recently discovered a simple alternative – the Guard Your ID Stamp.
Sold everywhere from the Container Store to QVC, the Guard Your ID Stamp, is a quick and easy way to prevent your sensitive information from landing in the wrong hands. All you need to do is stamp the information you want blocked and the Guard Your ID Stamp’s unique pattern completely masks your information. Even when holding it up to the light or changing the angle of the light, nothing comes through! Plus, since most waste management companies will not recycle shredded paper (shredding weakens fibers and makes sorting nearly impossible), the Guard Your ID Stamp is the greener solution to your identity protection.
While I still recommend using a shredder or shredding service for large amounts of sensitive information, the Guard Your ID Stamp is perfect for managing everyday mail and small projects.
Year after year, Americans list “getting organized” as one of their top 10 New Year’s resolutions, which is why the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) declared January as GO (Get Organized) MonthSM.
With this January marking the 7th Annual GO Month, Professional Organizers and NAPO chapters across the country will be hosting public events during the month to help individuals and companies get organized. Our local New York Chapter of NAPO will be receiving an extra special recognition this year, as Mayor Bloomberg’s office will officially proclaim January as GO Month for all of New York City. This special announcement, which will create more awareness for New Yorkers to understand the importance of being organized, will take place on January 21, during NAPO-NY’s GO Month event with Literacy Partners. This is a truly exciting moment for Professional Organizers throughout the city.
As you settle back into work today, take a moment to think about GO Month and ask yourself, “what am I going to do to get organized in 2011?” This is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean, change some habits and start fresh. Contact ocd4life for help getting started.
Happy New Year and Happy GO Month!