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3 Ways to Stay Focused for those with ADHD

3 Ways to Stay Focused for those with ADHD

You may think that we’re very organized and professional here at Spark and we are. We’re also squirrels looking at sparkly things in need of herding. Which is slightly better than being cats. We’re just nuts not ego maniacs. Plus we really like nuts…. Continue reading

1 Trick That Will Change How You Organize Forever!

1 Trick That Will Change How You Organize Forever!

Author: Ruth Zeman

Wouldn’t it be great if you had an effortlessly organized, clean home? That’s the dream, yet our reality is filled with children who can’t get with the program, husbands, spouses, parents, and pets that act surprised that they are part of the problem.  Continue reading

Laundry!! Do you feel like you’re drowning? Top tips for tackling this ongoing task.

Laundry!! Do you feel like you’re drowning?


Author: Ruth Zeman

How do you get control of laundry when you’re either, too busy, have a really big family, or simply don’t have the time?  Continue reading

Organize Your Home by Simply Changing Your Mind


Author: Ruth Zeman
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You’ve heard of the book, “Think and Grow Rich” and you’ve probably heard people talk about a poverty mindset but as strange as is might sound at first in the organizing world there’s a clutter bug’s mindset too.

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Best Way to Learn a New Habit and Make It Stick!


Author: Ruth Zeman
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Have you ever read the children’s book, “The Phantom Tollbooth”? In it we meet the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit. Our hero Milo asks,

“But why bother?”
“Because my young friends,” he muttered sourly, “what could be more important than doing unimportant things? If you stop to do enough of them, you’ll never get to where you’re going”.  He punctuated his last remark with a villainous laugh.  Continue reading

Getting Smarter With: Gretchen Rubin


Author: Ruth Zeman
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I have a confession. I’m got a major crush on Gretchen Rubin. Which if you’ve ever dipped a toe into psychology and read one of her books you’ll understand that I’m really falling in love with myself. Continue reading
A Grandkid-friendly home, Suzanna Kaye

Are You Overwhelming Your Grandkids?

Are You Overwhelming Your Grandkids?

Author: Suzanna Kaye

Too much is overwhelming. Too many toys, activities, and clutter can add a lot of stress to a kid, but they can’t express it. It can lead to behavior problems and higher anxiety for kids. Being in a home other than their own is already an adjustment, giving them a calm space helps them create strong, happy associations with your home. Here are 4 easy ways.

Are You Missing Out on The Important Moments With Your Kids?


Author: Suzanna Kaye
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Are you missing out on the important moments with your kids?

(a thought from The 365 Project)
How much do you love just watching your kids? When they’re sleeping, while they play, when they learn something new?
Some of my favorite moments with my stepdaughter are just watching her evolve. Becoming more distinct and her own person. Laughing, trying new things, getting back up after failing and then succeeding.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of giving to show love. Seeing a toy in the store I know she’ll love. Letting her know I’m thinking of her when she’s not around by buying a pack of Pokemon cards. Getting craft supplies in the hopes of spending time together.

Self Purging Files – Automation At Its Finest!


 

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“Organization” defined by Merriam-Webster is to “arrange into a structured whole; order”; to arrange or order things so that they can be found or used easily and quickly.”

Are your files and papers doing the for you? Can you find what you need quickly and do you only have the papers you need – no excess? Few of us can say yes to both of these questions. The reality is, over time papers build up. File cabinets get full and it all gets slower and harder. But there’s an easy way to keep your filing system lean, mean and efficient. With self-purging files.
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Password Management and Why I Love Dropbox! : Digital Life Series Part 1


 

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We’re starting a new series!! You’re going to like this. Helping you function online and how to organize our digital lives. It’s about apps and how to be more productive using tools online. These are the apps that I use and the foundational apps that I start my clients on. Continue reading