Andrea Brundage

Author's details

Name: Andrea Brundage
Date registered: March 24, 2015
URL: http://professionalorganizeraz.com

Biography

Andrea Brundage, MBA is a Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm. Simple Organized Solutions (SOS) was formed in 2003 to serve residential and corporate clients who need help getting organized at home and at the office. I create supportive spaces and supportive organizational systems tailored to each client's needs. I also work with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) clients who want to do the actual work themselves but desire direction, accountability, and coaching.

Latest posts

  1. 7-Essential Moving Tips — May 18, 2017
  2. Closets: Smart Organizing Tips — May 4, 2017
  3. #DreamSmallBiz – It is Small Business Week! — May 2, 2017
  4. Help Animals with Your Discarded Linens — April 18, 2017
  5. Organized Office Space — March 30, 2017

Author's posts listings

May 18

7-Essential Moving Tips

Summertime Moves Summer is the time of year that a lot of people decide to buy or sell their home. If you or someone you know is in the market to move, you may find these essential moving tips helpful. Make Moving a Breeze Purge, purge, purge! This is the PERFECT time to let go …

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May 04

Closets: Smart Organizing Tips

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Organize Your Closets I work with a lot of clients who have bulging, over-stuffed and unorganized closets that drive them crazy. Here is a GREAT article and photo display published by Real Simple magazine. Please do share your own closet stories in the comments below. I do my best to respond to each and every one …

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May 02

#DreamSmallBiz – It is Small Business Week!

It is National Small Business Week! What small business do you support? Which other small businesses in your area can you support? Remember, the dollars you spend in your own community support the entire city or town. #DreamSmallBiz If you are thinking about clearing out the clutter in your home or office and you just …

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Apr 18

Help Animals with Your Discarded Linens

How Cleaning Out Your Linen Closet Can Help Animals Did you know that animal shelters and the Humane Society are happy to receive your discarded towels, comforters, blankets, and some even take furniture? The Arizona Humane Society has three thrift stores in the Phoenix area and they offer a long list of acceptable donations on …

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Mar 30

Organized Office Space

Project: Organizing A Travel Agent’s Office Space The whiteboard tells the story of what we accomplished for this very busy travel industry professional whose company Select Sailings specializes is booking cruises. Learn more about his awesome cruise deals and be sure to get on his newsletter list for the latest deals at www.selectsailings.com. The client reached out …

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Mar 08

Garage Organizing Project

Garage Organizing Here are a couple of Before & After photos of a garage organizing project that is still underway. My client’s goal, “To be able to park Sven in the garage” (Sven is her beloved Volvo SUV). This project has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for my client as these boxes have been sitting …

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Feb 09

The Best Standing Desk

Would You Consider A Standing Desk? Do you sit at your desk for long periods of time? Do you get up feeling stiff and sore? Are your shoulders killing you after a long day of computer work? If you answered yes, perhaps it is time to consider other, more ergonomically friendly options. Reviews.com has done a …

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Feb 02

Galentine’s Day Time Management Event

Self-Care Through Time Management 9 am to 12 pm, ASU Skysong Time Management is a challenge for a lot of people. We are so busy running around taking care of others that we forget to recharge our batteries and care for ourselves. Register today for this empowering event that features a panel of three well-known time …

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Jan 01

A Fresh Start: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Did you know that “Get Organized” is #2 on the list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? NBC reports that getting organized falls second only to “Get Healthy.” The GOOD news is that getting organized is easily achievable and results can be visible in a few short hours! I am quite confident you cannot …

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Dec 06

Holiday Checklist

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   Holiday Checklist to Make This Season the Merriest Ever! Refer to this simple holiday checklist and enjoy the calm knowing you have everything under control.    Schedule family portraits    Write holiday events and parties on family calendar   Send out Save-The-Date cards       Update list for card mailing   Clean the oven …

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Dec 02

10-Steps To Clear Clutter from Any Room

This dining room project was completed in less than 1/2 day. Turning “Chaos into Calm” (TM) is not just a catchy tagline, it is what we do at Simple Organized Solutions (SOS). Below are 10 simple steps to use to clear clutter and reclaim unusable space: Set up stations/areas for things to Keep, Give to others, Donate, …

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Nov 29

Interview with NPR Radio

Interview with NPR KJZZ radio Below is the link to an interview I did with Christine Estes of NPR/KJZZ radio in Phoenix on the sometimes difficult and emotional conversation we have around passing on our possessions to our children. Photo above is of the table I reference in my interview. Listen here and share your comments below. …

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Nov 08

Holiday Stress & Clutter

  REDUCING HOLIDAY STRESS AND CLUTTER Here is a timely article that I wrote on Holiday Stress & Clutter for Green Living Magazine, (pages 11-12). Read the article here.   If you need help getting prepared for the holiday season, or if you are just sick and tired of trudging through clutter, give SOS a call …

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Nov 01

Are you on the right path?

Fall 2016 Newsletter Fall 2016 Newsletter “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu The plan The photo above was taken during a hike I did with family last fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. The photograph shows a path leading up a hill and then it curves off …

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Oct 24

Organizing Your Affairs

Are your affairs in order? Organizing your affairs is a term we think of when people are presented with a dire diagnosis from a physician. Typically, it means that someone’s life is hanging in the balance, and they may only have a few short months or years to live. And those are the lucky ones. We …

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Aug 24

Simplicity

 

Aug 02

Newsletter – August 2016

    To receive this awesome newsletter in your Inbox, enter your information on the right side of this page. You will also receive our FREE gift!     Here in Arizona, we have encountered record heat and high humidity this summer and folks like me who live in the hot desert are usually HAPPY to …

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Jul 27

Sonoran Living Show

Sonoran Living Show   Be sure to tune in next Monday, August 1 at 9 AM on ABC15 where I will be talking with the girls about   Organizing for Back to School       Does getting kids ready for school each day totally stress you out? Contact me by clicking below or by calling …

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Jul 26

The Gift of Space

Is your creativity stifled? Give yourself the gift of space. If your creativity is “stuck” perhaps it needs some space and room to flow. Here are a few suggestions to open the flow of creativity: Clear out any clutter in your workspace Remove obsolete, unwanted supplies Organize and straighten up your supplies Display your favorite …

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Jul 02

Client Kudos

Apr 22

Organizing? Plastic Bins Can Help

  This is a guest post from professional writer, Jessica Kane, of Flex-Con, a corrugated plastics company based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. These products are some of the many options available. When in doubt, call a Professional Organizer to help you make a sound decision.   Plastic Containers and Their Many Uses Plastic containers, …

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Mar 07

How To Know When You Need A Professional Organizer

Signs That You Need to Hire a Professional Organizer? If you have read, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and you are still unorganized, you NEED an organizer (by the way, there is no magic). If you experience embarrassment over the condition of your home, you NEED an organizer. If you break out in a cold sweat …

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Feb 15

Cooking Mistakes You May Be Making

Cooking and Organization Tips Cooking can be fun and being organized in the kitchen makes it that much easier! I was quoted in a blog post, “7 Common Cooking Mistakes You’re Probably Making,” written by Bethany Ramos that appeared on sheknows.com.  Read Bethany’s very informative article and comprehensive list that will help you improve your own kitchen …

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Feb 08

Kudos from a Satisfied Client

kudos noun ku·dos \ˈkü-ˌdäs, ˈkyü-, -ˌdōs\   Full Definition of kudos 1:  fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement :prestige 2:  praise given for achievement   My heart overflows with joy when my clients take a moment to share kudos about the results and feelings of peace they experience after working with me. In …

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Feb 01

10-Things You Can Accomplish This Year

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   Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your New Year is off to a fantastic start and that you are anticipating a great February, the month of love. This month’s newsletter includes a motivating list of 10-things you can accomplish this year brought to you courtesy of Smead Manufacturing Company.         10-Things You Can Accomplish This Year …

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Jan 27

Electronic Clutter

Do You Have Electronic Clutter?   The only way to cope with electronic clutter is to only keep what is currently in use within arm’s reach. As a professional organizer, I often see boxes and drawers filled with outdated, obsolete electronics. Rather than boxing them up or stuffing them into a drawer or box, I …

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Jan 13

Get Organized classes

  2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ, 85282 ~ (480) 222-9620 The “Get Organized in 2016” series is open for registration! Register now for my monthly EMPOWERMENT classes through SCNM’s Thrive public education program. Classes will be held at the beautiful Southwest College of Natural Medicine campus located just west of the the 101 freeway & Broadway Road in Tempe. Register now. …

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Jan 12

Simple Organized Solutions Wins Best of Houzz for Service in 2016!

  Press Release Simple Organized Solutions has won their second consecutive “Best Of Service” award on houzz.com.  Only 3% of houzz Pros win, so this is quite a honor!  The houzz site is a WONDERFUL online place for anyone looking for ideas on building, remodeling, or decorating a space. If you would like to see Before …

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Jan 05

One Simple Thing

Can You Commit to Doing One Simple Thing? I am all about simple, and my associate and friend, Mallary Tytel, Ph.D, has written this amazing book entitled, “One Simple Thing: Simple Tools for Living Your Own Theory of Change.” I love this quote on the back cover, “Your power lies in your ability to influence the …

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Jan 01

7-Organizing Tips To Start the New Year

Happy New Year! 7-Organizing Tips To Help You Get Organized Only keep the holiday decorations that you love. The others should be passed on, donated, or sold. Wrap and pack away the “keepers” in labeled bins for next year. 2. If you still use a paper calendar, set aside 15 to 20 minutes to transfer all the …

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Dec 15

Happy Holidays from Simple Organized Solutions

Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.   May you be surrounded by the people you love. May your home be filled with joy and laughter. May your heart be overflowing with gratitude. May peace and calm be yours during this special time of year.   Tired …

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Dec 01

There is no magic in tidying up

There is no magic to tidying up. There is only a commitment to do the work necessary to remove clutter and to create a calm, peaceful, and supportive environment for yourself and for your family.   Everywhere I go, people are talking about “The Life-Changing Method of Tidying Up.” One woman shared that she was a …

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Sep 18

Get Organized Workshops

  2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85282 Register now for my 4-part “Get Organized” series of workshops to be held at the beautiful Southwest College of Natural Medicine campus located at the 101 & Broadway Road in Tempe. Classes are open to the public and “bring-a-friend” pricing is in effect.  Call to register at 480.222.9620, Monday-Friday between 8 AM …

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Aug 27

SOAR IV 2015 – Year in Review

This women-only workshop is Part IV of a four-part series.  Each of the workshops in this year-long-series has been a stand-alone workshop, so prior attendance is NOT a pre-requisite! When:    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Where:   Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona Time:      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register go to …

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Aug 20

Sonoran Living LIVE

Do you want to learn my system for processing mail and keeping your paper piles under control? Tune in to Sonoran Living Live tomorrow (see details below). Where:     Sonoran Living Live on ABC 15 (Phoenix) What:       Piles into Files television segment When:      August 20, 2015 Time:     …

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Jul 16

Last call for the SOAR event

  Live your best life! The next SOAR series event is scheduled for July 18, 2015 Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/soar-tickets-16830417231   Are you emotionally attached to “stuff” Is your physical space a reflection of your internal being – messy and chaotic? Do you feel like the weight of the world rests on your shoulders? Are you …

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Jul 14

College Dorm Organization

  How to Organize & Maximize Space in a College Dorm College dorm rooms and student housing often provide small living quarters so it is important to organize and maximize the space to accommodate the students’ possessions while supporting this new phase of life. With the new semester just around the corner, now is time to …

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Jul 06

Independence Day

Gain Your Independence From Clutter! Every July, we in the United States celebrate Independence Day. It is a wonderful holiday filled with family, fun, and fireworks. As a Professional Organizer and Bringer of Calm, I would like you to also celebrate your own independence day – and that is independence from clutter! If you struggle with …

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Jun 18

The Clothes Conversation

What Do Your Closets Say to You? Our closets and our clothes talk to us. What do yours say to you?    Ahhh, I am just coming off this feeling of AWESOMENESS after a wonderful ladies-only workshop last weekend. Frazzled 2 Fabulous: Organize Your Closet and Choose Your Clothes with Confidence was held at the beautiful Val Vista …

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Jun 12

Vacation

GUEST BLOGHere is a wonderful guest blog by my friend and associate, Mallary Tytel, Ph.D, founder of Simple Rules Foundation and Healthy Workplaces. This article is about pre-planning for vacation and summer travel, and you know how much I believe in pre-planning! Click the title below to read the article in its entirety. Ready, Set, Vacation!   You …

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Jun 01

Productivity Leaks

Productivity Seeps Away One Distraction at a Time This graphic shows where you and your employees may be losing productivity and how you can plug the leaks.       Do you need to tighten up productivity at your office? Let SOS help you by providing customized employee training to you and your staff. Call …

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May 20

Frazzled 2 Fabulous!

It’s time to transition from Frazzled 2 Fabulous! Join us for this really fun, interactive event that will teach you how to organize your closet and then confidently choose clothes from your closet that will look great and will make you feel wonderful. You may even find a new outfit or some spiffy accessories that you …

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May 15

Podcast with Kristin Slice

Podcast on Tales of Business with Kristin Slice Here is Kristin’s post about the podcast we did together.  When Andrea told me she was a professional organizer, I immediately thought of my closet. She talked about her business with such passion and conviction…I thought there had to be something more. There is. Andrea helps businesses …

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May 11

SOAR Event

  The next SOAR series event is scheduled for July 18, 2015 Register today for the next SOAR event:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/soar-tickets-16830417231 Live your best life, now!   Are you emotionally attached to “stuff” Is your physical space a reflection of your internal being – messy and chaotic? Do you feel like the weight of the world …

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May 02

Autopilot Organizing

I recently responded to a request from a Good Housekeeping magazine journalist, who through HARO (Help A Reporter Out) had requested tips on how to be on autopilot with organizing. See my response below. Autopilot can only be accomplished when these things are present: Consistency and the 3Ps: Purge, Pick-up, Put away. Being organized is …

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Apr 29

Magazines & Clutter

Magazines Contribute To Clutter Do you have magazine clutter? Are partially read or unread magazines scattered around your home or mixed in with that looming paper pile on your counter top? If so, read on. While many people these days are reading online, there are still those who love getting magazines and catalogs in the …

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Apr 23

Love Your Space

Do you love your space? “Surround yourself by things that you love.” If you spend any time with me, you will hear me say this simple direction over and over. This concept of loving the space you are in applies to your home and also to your work space. Do you love your space? The …

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Apr 22

Staples Article

Quoted by Staples I was recently quoted in a Staples newsletter that talks about keeping work spaces organized. The article was written by Margot Carmichael Lester, Staples® Contributing Writer. Read full article below. http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/tech-services/explore-tips-and-advice/tech-articles/clean-it-up-how-to-develop-a-plan-for-keeping-your-workspace-neat.html   Isn’t it time you purged the piles of paper and cleared the clutter off your desk? Too much clutter drains the …

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Apr 11

Book Drive

Book Drive Notice Many of my clients struggle with letting go of their books. I have found it most helpful to offer donation options that speak to their hearts, and here is a wonderful opportunity to give books this weekend in Gilbert, Arizona. The Oaks is a newly constructed retirement community and the facility is …

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Apr 09

The Process of Elimination

Helping People with the Process of Elimination I do a lot of speaking gigs and I always leave the event knowing that there is an unmet need and that I have been given a gift and a purpose that provides relief from the pain. As a professional organizer, I help people clear clutter, get intentional, …

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