November 18, 2021: Organized Closet, Organized Mind

Written by Jocelyn Kenner, Scarsdale Living (p. 48-49)

Scarsdale Living: You’re a professional organizer, but you’re also a life coach. How do you combine these skills?

Jocelyn Kenner: As an organizer, I model and transfer my skills to clients, teaching them to manage their belongings and create an environment that’s soothing and welcoming. As a life coach, I help people see the possibilities for moving toward their goals. I offer a safe and judgment-free space where people feel seen, heard and valued — all necessary elements for change and growth.

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September 1, 2021: Clutter: It’s bad for your health

Written by Jocelyn Kenner, Westchester Senior Voice

What do you experience when you walk into your home? Do you feel “Ahh, this is my sanctuary,” or “Ugh, I really need to straighten the place up!”

How comfortable we are with clutter varies from person to person. Each of us has our own unique awareness of what is organized enough. It’s important to identify your personal threshold for clutter and to share that with the people you live with.

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April 12, 2021: Living a greener life

Written by Jocelyn Kenner, Westchester Senior Voice

Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog used to sing, “It’s Not That Easy Bein’ Green.” Whereas he was singing about being a frog, when Earth Day (April 22) rolls around, that song always comes to mind.

As a long-time professional organizer deeply concerned about climate change, there are many ways to be environmentally conscious. It can be as simple as recycling paper, cans and bottles to a bolder gesture like installing solar panels on your home. Any effort you make is a step in the right direction.

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July 24, 2020: Ending kitchen clutter

Written by Jocelyn Kenner, Westchester Senior Voice

We have all heard the kitchen referred to as the “heart of the home,” the place where everyone loves to gather to eat, drink and socialize.

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, shouldn’t we take care of it the way we would our beating heart? The parallels of having an organized kitchen and keeping heart-healthy habits are remarkably similar. […]

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December 6, 2019: Professional organizer helps locals tackle clutter

Written by Mary Walrath, The Scarsdale Inquirer

Clear plastic bins, labels and lists of chores aren’t just for families with a house full of kids and a host of extracurricular activities to keep track of. In fact, the need to declutter is increasingly on the minds of empty nesters and residents in retirement, many of whom have lived in the same home for many years or are looking to downsize to a smaller space.

In all of these cases, it can be easy to look at the pileup of items that has accumulated over the years and feel overwhelmed. That’s where Jocelyn Kenner, professional organizer, comes in […]

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March 15, 2019: Put it away! Organize your life and home to curb the craziness

Written by Traci Dutton Ludwig, The Scarsdale Inquirer

Kids bring exuberance to the everyday. But they also collect a lot stuff to corral at any age — toddler toys, sippy cups, sports equipment, games, backpacks, papers, snack paraphernalia and endless socks under the couch. All of this clutter can quickly turn into chaos and suddenly even the most patient parents feel overwhelmed.

Soon, family life is marked by moments of sit-com drama: you can’t find what you need; objects get misplaced; frustration sets in; time scurries; and you end up running late or purchasing unnecessary duplicates. However, more than just a humorous annoyance, rnduring mess can affect your inner Zen. Stress overtakes calm, and life can feel out of control […]

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