Organizing the Mud Room {A Room A Month}

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Are you getting ready to feather your nest for this coming winter? The mudroom is not only the first stop to your home but it also gets much busier and fuller as the temperature drops! Why not start your nesting here so you’ve got a spot for everything that goes in and out of your […]

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 […]

Closet Organizing Tips and Techniques

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

In my last post, I talked about reducing household clutter by organizing things based on how often you use them. Today, let’s take this idea into your closet. Let the space you go to EVERY DAY reflect the life you are living now.  The size you are now, the season it is now, the lifestyle […]

You Can Have It All…

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

but you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Within the next 6 months, almost 40 pounds of mail is going to come through your front door. Add to that greeting and business cards, notes on scrap paper, phone messages, instruction manuals, magazines, children’s artwork, school forms, and newspapers, and you’ve got a insurmountable […]

Three Ways to Keep Your Home Organized

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Make staying organized a team effort. Each evening, you and the kids do the “five minute fury.” Return sports equipment, toys, dishes, etc., to their proper place before you read them a story. Each season, everyone takes a day or two to cull unused shoes, jackets, hats, mitts, etc. Schedule these days in your calendar […]

Five Ways to Stop Clothing Clutter At The Door

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Provide each family member with a roomy “drop” basket to contain items such as backpacks, books, mittens, school projects, etc. This will ensure that little ends up on the floor or is trailed through the house. (No excuses for misplaced items either!). Hide or group the clutter. Store footwear under an entry bench; hang coats […]

Three Ways to Stop Paper Clutter At The Door

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Whether it sneaks in unnoticed, or blatantly marches past, clutter enters everyone’s house the same way–through the door! Using these simple strategies, busy professionals and multi-tasking moms alike can tame clutter at the source and gain some control. Designate a basket or shelf area for mail. Keep a small recycle bin near your entryway, hidden […]

Five Space, Time and Energy Savers for Busy Professionals and Multi-Tasking Moms

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Use pant hangers to hang scarves instead of folding them and taking up so much room in baskets. Dropping items into an In-and-Out basket not only serves as a visual reminder but also gives you somewhere to put stuff that’s on it’s way somewhere else. Put things you use or reach for frequently (keys, purses) […]

Will You Benefit From Getting Organized?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Questions to ask yourself… Does your house function the way you want it to? Does your house feel like a home? How do family members feel when they come home? How do I want to feel when I come home? Does your home drain energy from you? Do you waste time looking for things? Does […]

Top 10 Excuses People Give For Not Dealing With Clutter

Monday, June 21st, 2010

# 1: “I might need it one day.” # 2: “It’s too important to let go.” # 3: “It’s worth a lot of money.” # 4: “My house is too small.” # 5: “I don’t have the time.” # 6: “I don’t know how it got to this.” # 7: “I don’t really like it, […]