Money Mondays: Are You Paying Your Money Enough Attention?

By Hazel Thornton | February 22, 2024 |

            Call it what you will — The Law of Circulation, Feng Shui, The Principle-of-Not-Getting-Your-Lights-Turned-Off-Because-You-Forgot-to-Pay-the-Bill — money ebbs and flows and takes on a life of its own. Managing money is like raising children who act up, demanding negative attention if they aren’t getting enough positive attention. Whether you think…


Just Say No — Here’s How and Why

By Hazel Thornton | September 5, 2023 |

Do you have trouble saying no? A client told me about a situation in which she couldn’t bring herself to say no. The details are unimportant. We’ve all been there. In the end, she told a “white lie” rather than admit she didn’t want to do a favor for a friend. (A favor which, by…

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3 Tips for Organized Grocery Delivery

By Hazel Thornton | July 23, 2023 |

I recently came across a TikTok post about an Instacart grocery delivery mix-up. The comments about this and other mix-ups were hilarious, and I could identify with many of them. But I also started noticing examples that made me think, “Well…I know how that happened, and I don’t think it was the Instacart shopper’s fault!”…


Success Breeds Success: Finish Something!

By Hazel Thornton | June 19, 2023 |

A senior coworker once gave me a great piece of advice early in my corporate career. I was feeling overwhelmed and whiny about all the projects I had been assigned. I was paralyzed with indecision about what to work on next. What was his advice? Finish something.        

Book cover: Go With the Flow! The Clutter Flow Chart Workbook

Are you and your clutter ready to “Go With the Flow”?

By Hazel Thornton | March 13, 2023 |

  Looking for a new, fun way to get clutter-free in ’23? Inn-tro-du-cingg…(drumroll, please)…the long-awaited release of my latest project: Go With the Flow! The Clutter Flow Chart Workbook        


Care tasks are morally neutral      

By Hazel Thornton | February 14, 2023 |

14 Feb 2023 UPDATE: Look! KC and Alison together on a podcast episode: Gentle Organizing with Alison Lush. (It’s KC’s podcast, with Alison as her guest, and this episode was posted on Oct. 17, 2022, two weeks after my blog post was originally published, but I just found out about it today.) Also, KC has…


Why my next book would make a terrible gift

By Hazel Thornton | November 7, 2022 |

    My next book probably won’t be ready by Thanksgiving after all, which has been my goal all year long. However, one of my motivations for choosing that deadline was so it would be available for holiday gift-giving. And it finally occurred to me: This book would make a terrible gift! (Unless, of course,…

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Do you schedule questions?

By Hazel Thornton | June 26, 2022 |

I was just scheduling a couple of questions on my calendar when I wondered: Do other people do this?


The Tale of Two Junk Drawers

By Hazel Thornton | June 20, 2022 |

Do you have a junk drawer? Doesn’t everyone? Most professional organizers will advise you not to have a junk drawer, or to at least organize the one you have. But I’m here to propose that we all need TWO junk drawers! Allow me to explain….


Odds Are We’re Gonna Be Alright

By Hazel Thornton | January 9, 2022 |

                    I heard this song recently. Yes, it’s old, but it was new to me. And it gave me hope. The song is “Odds Are” by Barenaked Ladies.


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Book cover: What's a Photo Without the Story? How to Create Your Family Legacy

What’s a Photo Without the Story? How to Create Your Family Legacy

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Go With the Flow! (The Clutter Flow Chart Workbook)

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Hung Jury: The Diary of a Menendez Juror


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