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Get up to 25% off happy pea services.

Here’s the details: One full day with Susan and assistant – 15% off. Two full days with Susan and assistant – 20% off. Big job – three full days with Susan and assistant – 25% off. How it works: 100% plus supplies estimate due upon booking. If

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Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to paying it forward. I love this idea. This time of year we are overwhelmed with the myth we can buy happiness, preferably on sale. If you have an excess of gifts given to you, and/or things purchased needlessly, there is a great way to take your overabundance and give it back. Read on for more info

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How to Work with a Professional Organizer

What is the difference between happy pea and a cleaning person? How do Professional Organizers work? We get asked this a lot. Some professional organizing companies also provide cleaning services. We don’t, but we can recommend some great cleaners if you need them. Although many cleaning companies

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Bent Over With the Weight of Our Possessions

I was multitasking the other day, listening to a Wiretap podcast on CBC (an acquired taste, I know) and ironing. Jonathan opened the episode by remarking that there was an Islamic or maybe Arabic saying that the correct amount of possessions for a man is not so much that

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Three Great Tips for Organizing AD/HD Households

I recently got to sit on a session by Leslie Josel who has delivered many a teleclass via ICD, the source of my certifications. Read on for her three great tips and my take on organizing AD/HD households. 3 Great Tips for Organizing ADHD Households  1. Leslie’s first

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How to Say It to Seniors

I’ve been working my way through the reading list for my Aging Specialist exam, and I wanted to tell you about a great book that really spoke to me and I think will resonate with you as well.  How to Say It to Seniors™ by David Solie, takes a developmental framework to the common conflict prone process of

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Sparking Joy?

Sparking Joy?

(Before she started working for happy pea, Diane got Kondo’fied.) Marie Kondo Changed My Habits for Good I was complaining about the clutter in my home when a friend recommended The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. “You should read this book! It’s on the

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Client questions

  Dear happy pea, My wife and I are struggling with her newspaper collection. It’s taking over the house and garage and causing a great deal of stress and anxiety for both of us. I can’t understand why she doesn’t just let me get rid of all

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Co-sleeping with your laundry?

Co-sleeping with your laundry?

Bunmi Laditan’s Facebook page has given me the most incredible term to describe many of my clients’ laundry relationships – so, let’s discuss your Attachment Laundering in a shame free, forgiving, and understanding environment. Remember when clothing was expensive? Fast fashion stores are now churning out clothing

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Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Went to a networking event the other night and, as often happens when people hear I’m an Organizer, suddenly I was everybody’s best friend. When I did my soul searching and left my corporate job, I never realized I was leaping into celebrity along with self-employment. Where

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