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Print & Web Articles
25 Tips For Managing Your Memorabilia (Andi Willis, Good Life Photo Solutions, July 29, 2019)
Is Clutter Ruining Your Social Life? (by Cathie Erickson, for SpareFoot Blog, October 3, 2017)
Hazel Thornton receives 2017 NAPO President’s Award (Conference Roundup in Summer June/July 2017 issue of NAPO News, by Sara Skillen, pp. 18-19)
8 Ways to Sell Your Stuff Before You Move (by Liz Wolf, for SpareFoot Blog, May 31, 2017)
12 Tricks For Corralling Kitchen Clutter (by Alexander Harris, for SpareFoot Blog, Feb 7, 2017)
Office Transformation (by Elaine D.Briseno, for Life in New Mexico, Albuquerque Journal, January 15, 2017)
Senior Friendly Guide to Downsizing (by Courtney Davis, for GoodCall, December 2016)
12 Ways To Ensure The Holidays Don’t Leave You With Clutter In The New Year (by Alexander Harris, for Elite Daily, November 20, 2016)
How to use your smartphone to boost your productivity (by Angela Stringfellow, for TCC Talk Blog, November 16, 2016)
How to Store Your Child’s Art and Schoolwork (by Rachel Hartman, for SpareFoot Blog, September 16, 2016)
How to Stay Organized During a Move (by Jodi Holzband, for The SpareFoot Blog, June 28, 2016)
Do You Have a Virtual Will? (by Martyne Backman, for Companion Care New Mexico, January 18, 2016)
The Mental Benefits of Decluttering: Why You Should Start Now (by David Decker, for Extra Space Storage, January 6, 2016)
Prepare for the purge (by Elaine D. Briseño, for Life in New Mexico, Albuquerque Journal, December 27th, 2015)
Is Your House in a Mess? (by Dinsa Sachan, for Rewire Me, December 19, 2015)
Ideas and Uses for Your Expedit TV Storage Unit (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders, November 4, 2015)
Is Organizing Like Marie Kondo Right for You? (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders, September 9, 2015)
4 Moving Mistakes You Don’t Wanna Make (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders, August 2, 2015)
7 ways clutter costs you money (b
By the Numbers – Professional Organizers of New Mexico (Business Outlook section, Albuquerque Journal, July 6, 2015)
Try These 11 Products and Services to Help You Get Organized in 2015 (by John Egan, for The SpareFoot Blog, January 7, 2015)
Albuquerque Storage Facts (by Matt Schexnayder for SpareFoot, January, 2015)
Before and After: 4 Great Decluttering Success Stories (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, November 6, 2014)
Free and clear: Feel new again – unearth yourself from the clutter (by Donna Olmstead for The Albuquerque Journal, May 3, 2014)
Organizing Around the World: Professional Organizers Share Their Most Effective Tips (by Dana Mitchell for Organizing DIY, 11/27/13)
Spotlight Turns on Introverts (by Donna Olmstead for The Albuquerque Journal, October 2013)
3 Steps to transform your home office (by Hazel Thornton for Angieslist.com, 10/21/13)
How to Keep Your Home Tidy: 13 Fantastic Tips (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, October4, 2013)
Corporate Livewire Virtual Round Table (by Vince Draper for corporatelivewire.com, October 2013)
How to Get Organized for the Holidays: 13 Simple Steps (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, September 23, 2013)
Organizing to De-Stress a Major Illness (by Hazel Thornton for Natural Awakenings Magazine – paper and online editions — August 2013 special Rethinking Cancer issue, cover + p. 18)
Choosing Storage Unit Sizes (by Anne Wynter for SpareFoot, 8/8/13)
Experts’ tips help whittle down your to-do list, by Rebecca Roybal-Jones in Sage (Albuquerque Journal magazine)
The Emotional Toll of Clutter (by Jessie Sholl for ExperienceLife, April 2013)
Making Memories (by Donna Olmstead for the Albuquerque Journal, 3/3/13)
Which household items can you sell for the most cash? (by Meghan Streit for Erickson Tribune — News for today’s seniors, February 2013)
Messy Desks (by Tricia Remark for Albuquerque The Magazine, June 2011, pp.124-125)
How to get out of a networking rut (by Sandy Vaughn for Examiner.com, 12/21/10)
Beating those Holiday Blues (by Kathryn Holzka for ABQJournal.com, 10/25/09)
Staging Can Help Sell Your House (by Talia Freedman for ABQJournal.com 10/08/09)
Clutter Cutter (by Matt Andazola for ABQJournal.com 09/19/09)
TV & Videos
Downsizing and Keeping Your Family Legacy — I participated in this panel discussion at the 2018 Before I Die New Mexico Festival.
Networking for Introverts (85:00) ← Official recording of my NAPO2017 presentation, which includes Susan Cain’s TED Talk (The Power of Introverts), and my original content (Networking for Introverts), plus handouts. Video features slideshow and TED Talk. Audio features everything, including audience participation. Cost: $0-$30, depending on your status (or lack thereof) as a NAPO member.
Networking for Introverts (1:54) ← Proposal for NAPO2017 Conference Session
SMEAD [PODCAST] 80: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (22:12) ← listen , watch, or download
01:18 How getting more sleep ties into being organized
02:20 Do clients know they are losing sleep due to disorganization?
03:15 Tips Hazel gave a sleep-deprived client
04:10 Why having a time management system is important
05:00 Is there a perfect time management system?
05:55 Practicing Gratitude and why it’s helpful
06:55 Replacing positive thoughts with negative thoughts
11:05 Take Action – having a pen and paper handy
12:10 Identifying one thing to solving your problem or project
12:50 “Worrying is just mental clutter”
14:08 The best way to tackle a to-do list
16:00 Hazel discusses the steps on her clutter flow chart
17:30 Other tricks to getting more sleep
SMEAD [PODCAST] 015: Decluttering in the New Year (25:31) ← listen , watch, or download
00:55 How do we get so much clutter?
01:45 Attacking Clutter – a battle plan
03:10 “The Organizing Habit”
04:01 A client’s clutter drama
05:07 The clutter flow chart
05:41 How Hazel’s engineering background helps her organize clients
07:55 How to use a clutter flow chart
12:15 The secret of the clutter flow chart
14:19 A client’s success using the flow chart
15:33 How much should you throw away?
17:15 Hazel’s involvement with NAPO
18:50 How an egret changed Hazel’s thinking
20:08 What Hazel writes about
Clutter Flow Charts — Animated (0:46) ← cute, fun
Why Clutter Flow Charts? — (2:57) ← explanatory
Transforming Spaces — (2:57) ← before & after photos with captions & music
Radio, Audio, Podcasts
PWS #22: Featured Guest – Hazel Thornton from Organized for Life (35:32) — talking photos & genealogy with Sherita (Sherra Humphreys and Rita Norton)
Networking for Introverts (85:00) <– Recording of my NAPO2017 session which includes Susan Cain’s TED Talk (The Power of Introverts), and my original content (Networking for Introverts), plus handouts. Video features slideshow and TED Talk, not me, in case you care. Audio features everything, including audience participation. Cost: $0-$30, depending on your status (or lack thereof) as a NAPO member.
Who Will Check My Email When I Die? — Interview with Kate Stalter, posted January 17, 2017, on her America Talks Money podcast.
• Organizing your digital life and digital documents.
• The word legacy – what it means to people.
• The implications of leaving your affairs in a state of clutter when you die.
• The personal story which motivated Hazel to do what she does.
• Your Legacy Contact on Facebook.
• The implications of dying without a will.
• Some of the most important resources to begin with, when organizing your life.
• The Legacy Resource Roundup on Hazel‘s website and how it can help you.
• What a digital will is and the benefits of having one.
• Her Worry Matrix and how it can help you.
SMEAD [PODCAST] 80: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (22:12) <– listen , watch, or download
See SHOW NOTES under TV & Videos
SMEAD [PODCAST] 015: Decluttering in the New Year (25:31) <– listen , watch, or download
See SHOW NOTES under TV & Videos
Managing Your Time — KKOB AM 770 — Let’s Talk Business New Mexico — 38 min.
New Year’s resolutions, time management, business organizing, home offices,
distractions, multitasking, focus, priorities, to-do lists, S.P.A.C.E. method, Julie Morgenstern,
80/20 Rule, saving money, pilers & filers, Action File, filing tips, free stuff on Org4life website,
S.M.A.R.T. Goals, accountability, staying on track, celebrating success
The 1050 Show with Terrie Q. Sayre — KTBL-AM — 2/8/14 — starting 16:10 – ending 31:40 = 15:30 minutes
→ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Scroll down to February 8, 2/10/14 (2/10 is when it was posted).
Getting Organized For Life — Owner and Sole Contributor
Your Organizing Business — Contributor
Professional Organizers Blog Carnival — “Superstar Blogger” (frequent contributor)
Introvert Retreat — Contributor
NAPO’s Get Organized Blog — Contributor
Guest blog posts for colleagues Donna Smallin Kuper, Regina Lark, Monica Ricci, Andi Willis, and others.
Contributions to Other People’s Books
Now What? An Easy Organizing Guide, by Diane N. Quintana (endorsement blurb)
The Professional Organizer’s Bible, by Ramona Creel (About Trademarking Your Name, p.395).
Sync or Swim: 201 Organizing Tips You Need to Survive the Currents of Change – ebook by Judith Kolberg and Allison Carter (My tips are #8 & #55.)
Get Organized! 50 Tips For You – ebook by Professional Organizers of New Mexico (7 tips, 1 per each of 7 categories, available for free at http://nmorganizers.com)
Get Organized! Another 50 Tips For You – ebook by Professional Organizers of New Mexico (7 tips, 1 per each of 7 categories, available for free at http://nmorganizers.com)
The Crash of TWA Flight 260, by Charles M. Williams (credited contributor; has to do with my family’s history, nothing to do with organizing)
Who Moved My Furniture?! ?!…changing lives one room at a time, by Sandy Dixon (Chapter 32 is my story, “Through a Client’s Eyes”)
Two Tip Tuesday: The Book, by Sandy Dixon (uncredited tips on p. 208 + back cover blurb)
My Own Book…
….which I didn’t talk about for 20 years because it was out of print, old news, controversial, and has nothing to do with organizing…