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July 18, 2019

One of the top things I hear from my clients is that they don't know where to begin.  Luckily, I've got a Start Here Arrow that everyone can use to kick off my 3 Phase Process.  The 1st Phase, Sort & Purge, is made up only of deciding what to keep and what to get rid o...

March 7, 2019

At the very end of the 1st conversation with my clients I almost always hear: "What can I do to prepare?"  Since this is the most commonly asked question here's what I always say:  "The night before we begin, if you can do these 3 things it will help you make better de...

November 14, 2018

Paperwork.  In a digital age you'd think there wouldn't be so much of it still, right?  Well, think again.  People are still drowning in it.  Some of it by choice - they just can't stop hitting the print button - some of it not by choice - the schools seem to still be...

November 12, 2018

Laundry.  We all have it.  A lot of people hate it.  Myself included.  It's one of those things that unless you hire a service to take care of it you have to be home to do it.  When your schedule is busy that becomes difficult.  It piles up, the floor gets covered, peo...

November 11, 2018

This month I'm doing a November Organized by Melissa Challenge on my Organized by Melissa Facebook Page.  I'm encouraging everyone, myself included, to let go of at least 1 item every day from the abundance that you've gathered throughout your life.  That harvest that...

September 8, 2018

From the launch of my business in 2012 I've had 3 main markets: West Michigan, Ann Arbor & Detroit.  I rolled my business out in each market in that order, knowing I loved all 3 areas of our state & given that I was in transition from leaving my home of 6 years I had t...

July 31, 2018

Throughout my career as a Professional Organizer many things have come to light.  I've come into my own, I've made realizations about how best to help others help themselves and above all have noticed how much things line up in a very synchornisitic way throughout my l...

July 21, 2018

About a month ago I sat down after organizing & thought to myself, "What I wouldn't give to have a tiny bit of steak, mashed potatoes & some nice bubbly."  Usually a clean eater on a budget (although Diary Queen Blizzards & some gluten free treats from the bakery Rise...

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