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Since Joy helped me arrange my offices I have twice as many clients and they stay twice as long for consultations. They love the vibe of the space.
Ronnie Noize, Marketing Coach, Vancouver WA
So many great colors! The painters are in heaven – the head guy said, ‘this is the coolest place I ever painted.’
Cassandra Sagan, writer, Portland OR
Joy's creative color choices transformed a former warehouse into a cheerful workspace that really supports our call center staff in the stressful work they do.
Liesl Wendt, Executive Director, 211 Info, Portland, OR
Our seniors really enjoyed your talks on downsizing and de-cluttering. You made them really think about their priorities. We all learned a lot.
Kasey Frazier, Outreach Coordinator, Clark County Sheriff's Department, WA
Joy’s sense of color and balance, her innovative ideas and her ability to see the larger picture make her services invaluable.
Holly Tashian, musician, Nashville TN
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Tag Archives: downsizing
The easiest way to regain your sanity is to simplify, simplify, simplify. A clutter-free environment can be yours with a swift kick in the butt at my Clutter-Clearing class at Clark College. Continue reading
How do you make disposing of your treasures easy and fun, while also benefiting a favorite charity? When I was preparing to downsize to a smaller home, I sold what I could on Craigslist, but still had way too much stuff that … Continue reading
Down-sizing necessitates a great deal of reflection about what is and isn’t important, and about what our Stuff means in the grand scheme of things. Here’s a blessing for the process. Continue reading
Marie Kondo’s clutter-clearing success may be because she understands how our brains trick us into keeping stuff. Can behavioral economic theory help us fight these cognitive fallacies? Continue reading
You’ve done a major clutter clearing, and now you have piles of stuff to get rid of. Here are links to 20 places to sell or donate or recycle it. Continue reading
Got paper piles? Heirloom overload? Photo fatigue? Overflowing closets? Free yourself from the tyranny of Stuff with my Clutter Clearing Class at Clark College, July 15. Continue reading
I’ve collected a lot of feng shui-related cartoons over the years. Here are a few to brighten your day. Continue reading
One of my clients, a recent widow, is downsizing. Her husband loved beautiful things – heavy silver from Tiffany’s, elegant Spode porcelain, Riedel wine glasses for every sort of wine, hand-made serving platters, artisan-made furniture. This isn’t little old lady … Continue reading