Welcome to Organized for Life and Beyond

Hello! I am a retired professional organizer, and an active genealogist and author.

I’m here to help, even if it means making referrals to my trusted colleagues for services that I no longer provide.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on my website, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Hazel Thornton, Feb 2023


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    • Thanks, Brenda! I didn’t even know people could comment on this page. Lets meet for coffee sometime when you’re in town.

  1. Dear Hazel,

    Thank you for writing about the 80/20 Paretto Rule. I never could understand that phrase. I used to work retail and I had a

    manager who used to talk about that. But I just never could get it to connect in my brain.

    Your examples especially with the clothes we wear more and switching the hangars was helpful..

    I think you are great. Too bad you don’t make “house calls”.

    Thanks for listening,


    • Thank you, Linda! I’m glad you could relate to my examples. And I did make house calls for 15 years!

  2. Hazel,

    Thanks for the copy of your new book and the acknowledgement in it. I read it already and was impressed with your knowledge of techniques and websites. You have passed me by with your technical knowledge. I still am trying to figure out how to post a photo to familysearch.org. I loved the “bathing beauty” photo of your grandmother on the book cover.


    • I think of you every time someone admits they made a lot of mistakes in the beginning and don’t trust their trees. I have never felt the need to start over, due to the methodical (and painstakingly slow) way we had to work back then. The skills I learned from you make it easy for me to resist grafting whole undocumented branches to my tree with the click of a mouse!

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