Archive for the 'home organization' Category

“Get to work” – Setting up a Home Office

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

As computers play an increasingly important role in our lives, the home office has become an essential space for many families. Whether you have the opportunity to do some or all of your job from the comfort of home, run a home-based business, or simply need a spot to manage your household finances, you’ll be […]

10 Steps for Planning an Organized Space

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Many clients contact me after completing a DIY organizing project, only to find themselves back in the same situation after a few weeks or month. What went wrong? They jumped into the project with both feet, without taking the time to draw up a plan first. Although it may seem like more work, you’ll save […]

Setting up Your Files for the New Year

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The start of a new year is traditionally when we begin developing new habits: more exercise, less junk food, more productivity, less clutter… you know how it goes. January is also the perfect time to set up or update your filing system, and not just because you’re already thinking about making improvements. For individuals and […]

Preserving Family Memories

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Does thinking about de-cluttering make you anxious? You’re not alone! Many people associate de-cluttering with getting rid of stuff – but although that’s part of it, it’s really about separating the things you use and value from those that are just taking up space. There’s absolutely no reason that you can’t hold onto photos and […]

How to Organize Your Closet for the Change of Season

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Has the cooler weather got you down? Do you feel like hiding in your closet, but there’s no room? I can’t do anything about the weather, but I’ve got some great ways to free up space in your closet! 5 Steps to an Easy Closet Switchover 1.  What’s working?  What’s not? Someone I know had […]

Fall Organizing Checklist

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

For many people, autumn is their favourite time of year: summer’s heat and humidity has passed, but the threat of winter storms still feels far away. It’s as if nature knows we need this transition period to wrap summer up for another year and prepare our homes for the coming winter. I’ve created this handy […]

Organizing Your Memorabilia

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

February is the month of love, and many kinds of love bring up many kinds of memories.  As I mentioned in my last post, here are few tips to help you organize your own memorabilia. Photos It may be tempting to set photos aside until you have time to place them in albums. Don’t make […]

Love and Memories

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Many decisions around organizing and decluttering are based on what is practical and logical. Asking yourself questions like Do I need this? Do I use it? Does it still work? Do I have room for it? will help you determine whether or not to keep something and where to store it. Organizing memorabilia is a […]

Fall Organizing for Your Garden

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

As cooler weather sets in, it may be tempting to retreat indoors, but it’s worth taking some time to clean your tools and organize your shed before winter sets in. Here are just a few of the benefits: Organizing your garden tools now will allow easy access + a quick start come springtime. Tweet this […]

Everything but the car…

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We ask a lot from our garages. Just think about everything that’s in there! Depending on your lifestyle, your garage probably holds several of the following: Gardening supplies Extra tires Sports equipment – balls, clubs, bikes, scooters, hockey gear, skates, skis, boards, oh my! Camping gear Tools and hardware, including ladders Seasonal decor – like […]