How I Personally Got Rid of 17 More Things

I've been tearing through the book that last week I said I wished I had written, but then a brilliant 18 page (free) e-book showed up that immediately had me donating 5 books, 3 DVDs, a candleholder, 8 more pieces of clothing, and stumbling around my house muttering "Everything must go. Everything must go."

The free PDF on Youhavetoomuchshit.com is Marie Kondo's crude, tell-it-like-it-is underdog British cousin - and it works. The proof is in my donations bag. (It also claims the url I wish I owned).

Read now: www.youhavetoomuchshit.com

 

119 CircleOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter & receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com/subscribe.

An existential kick in the pants to buy less & play more

"Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed"IMG_4675 could also have been entitled "Why we buy unnecessary fluff instead of take walks in parks."  This eye opener of an article isn't to be enjoyed, so as much as it is a call to action to design healthier happier days.

Even though I have never have had a typical 9-5, 35 years in workaholic Washington hasn't left me unscathed. I too am guilty of its said side effects: choosing off-duty mindlessness over quality time with myself and loved ones.

Click here to read this existential kick in the pants to get reading, hiking, cooking, napping, building, planting, decluttering, etc.

 

kacyRoundOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Learn about Skype consultations here. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com

How I used Evernote this week: Saving an Inspirational Quote from Instagram

I saved a powerful yoga quote in my "Yoga" notebook with my "Quotes" tag.  These two lines by Kino MacGregor caught my eye in Instagram so I screenshot it and saved the image to Evernote. Since then I've heard those words in every yoga class, adding en extra second to each Virabhadrasana III ever since.

Let go of your attachment to pleasure, let go of your aversion from pain.  In the perfect balance between these two opposing forces lies the peace and joy of the yogi's equanimous mind. - Kino MacGregor

Click here to see my note.

Yogi or not, there's a lesson in here for you, asking you to dig deeper in the moment you want to give up.

 

kacyRoundOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Learn about Skype consultations here. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com