Organizing Strategies

Organizing Strategies

Everyone isn’t designed to be a “born organizer.” If you live in the Roanoke Valley, you can take advantage of a professional organizer who was born with intuitive organizing strategies.  You no longer have to allow clutter to take over your home….your focus….your energy….and your life. Do you find that concentration is more difficult in certain spaces?  If so, stand in the middle of a room and take a look around you.  Assess all the...

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10 Best Tips to Help You Prepare for Christmas

10 Best Tips to Help You Prepare for Christmas

With the end of each year, I tell myself that I will prepare for Christmas better in the coming year.  I’ll have all my recipes collected months in advance, the shopping will be complete, and all hand made items…well…made.  So why do I fall short each year?  It’s mainly because I fail to schedule it all into my calendar.  So this year I’m making a new pact with myself–Im going to think way ahead, get my calendar out and start plugging in...

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Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

If you’re anything like me, the idea of going to the market is as bad as having to sit in traffic for an hour.  I have the pleasure of living in an average size community, but the market closest to my house is the smallest one in Roanoke.  For a creative soul like me, that drives me insane. When you have put some thought and time into creating a plan for meals and for shopping, there is no comparison!   I have used these eight tips for years as I shop, and the weeks I...

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What is an Observation Log?

What is an Observation Log?

Whenever I talk to a person who is experiencing ADHD themselves or they have an ADHD partner or child, one of my first questions is, “Do you keep a log of what’s happening and what’s not”?  The answer I usually get is no.  Now, after you read this blog post I want you to take away two important facts: ADHD people are “consistently inconsistent” whether they want to be or not, and No one, no matter how hard you try, can keep everything in your head!  It’s exhausting, it...

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Virtually Organize Your Home Today!

Virtually Organize Your Home Today!

Imagine that one room in your home where you’d rather keep the door closed, than open.  Behind that door is the one space in your home where you “hide” what you don’t want anyone to see.  Maybe if you just leave things in there, the things inside will vanish one day.  The only reason you walk inside the room is to plop something down….somewhere….anywhere….until you can get to it on another day.  But what happens?  That day never comes. This may be the room where you dump...

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Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?”  If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused.  Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

I hired Cathy to redesign my office space to enhance the functionality and create a space that I want to work in. Change in any form is never easy, but Cathy listens to your needs and makes recommendations in a gentle and supportive manner. Her focus is to understand how you need your space to function, so that the outcome is both aesthetically pleasing and feels natural based on how you personally process information. Thank you Cathy!

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

I have been working with Cathy as my life coach and for the first time in my 36 years I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!  Now I feel like its an accomplishable goal!  I have a purpose now and I’m so excited!