Or-gan-ize: (verb)
To pull together in an orderly, functional, structured whole; to arrange systematically for harmonious, unified structure.

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The first step in our pursuit of organized living:
The Sacred Art Of De-Accumulation

"I am learning…that man can live profoundly without masses of things."
 
Admiral Byrd, after months in the barren Arctic

I am learning…that man can live profoundly without masses of things.
Admiral Byrd, after months in the barren Arctic

Sitting next to me at my grandson’s concert recently was a self-professed, organizationally-challenged couple who were intrigued by my occupation. They both expressed a great desire to live organized but, with deep sighs, lamented that they were overwhelmed and simply did not know where to begin. Before the curtain went up the woman asked me if I could recommend one particular thing that would jumpstart them in their pursuit of order.

Without hesitation I replied, "Yes, live with less!"
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October 15, 2018 | Articles | 0 comments

Defining Moments: How It All Began

We are commonly defined by what we do rather than who we are. At a recent gathering of old friends we played the game, “write my epitaph”. A friend who has known me for over thirty years suggested mine would read, “Sue Marie Bowling, she went neatly and on time!”

Organizing has certainly somewhat defined my life for the last 24 years, but it is not the whole of it. My background also includes public relations, retail, performing in music ministry, studying communication and psychological services, eleven years in dentistry and more. But today I am usually identified as that organizer. Continue reading “Reflections Of A Professional Organizer” »

March 15, 2018 | Articles | 11 comments

On a sunny morning in May, Sue Marie Bowling sat at Café 906 in Baldwin Park and while indulging in her favorite sweet, a French Coconut Flan, she talked about getting organized.

"There’s nothing wrong with being disorganized," she said. "But ordered living contributes positively to the quality of life. And conversely, disorder, no matter how tolerant of it we are, costs us time and energy."

Read the article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/signature-magazine/wellness/os-osig-organize-your-mindset-20170613-story.html

January 20, 2018 | Articles | 0 comments

New Year’s resolutions have one thing in common - a better you. Whether the pledge is to get in shape, find that ever-elusive work-life-play balance or inner peace, an organized life for household harmony can set you up for success.

Read the article at https://issuu.com/orangeappealmagazine/docs/oa_0116-issuu-final/73?e=12636046/32470264

March 5, 2016 | Articles | 0 comments

Several months ago, right after DC and I bought a house and got engaged on the same day, and after I pinched myself into reality, the cold fact hit me that my four years of living a clean, well-ordered, show-home-ready, go-ahead-and-open-any-cabinet-because-its-perfect-and-everything-is where-I-want-it lifestyle was about to change.

I panicked.

Read the article at http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20160122/FEATURES/160129928

March 5, 2016 | Articles | 1 comment