Where To Start When You Purge Your Whole House

When I am hired to do a whole house purge, I always start in the basement or attic. Time and time again, this mystifies my clients. Why do I choose these areas? These tend to be the places of the forgotten stuff. By cleaning out the attic and the basement, you provide space for items... Read more »

Your Momma's House- When To Start Cleaning It Out

Every week I get several calls from a distraught daughter or son about their parent’s house. Its very common for a well lived in house to be pretty full of stuff. It can make an adult child nervous about the prospect of having to navigate through it. Most of us don’t have the luxury to... Read more »

Your Kids Flew The Coop and Left All The Stuff

The kids may have flown the coop, but did they take all their stuff? Nope. You are left with a bedroom full of childhood items and lots of misc. stuff in your home. Whether you are moving in the next year, or just want to clean out, you need to figure out what to do... Read more »
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How To Store Your Memory Items

We all have special things in our lives. Tokens that remind us of a special time or place. Over time they multiply. Most people end up with boxes or shelves full of these items. As time passes, we find ourselves with lots of stuff that we don’t end up using. Its time to make some... Read more »

An Organizer's Top Tips For Getting Organized

Everyone wants to know the secret on how to get and stay organized. My most popular speech is the one that includes my top tips on organization. Here are some of them! 1. Limit the incoming * Get your bills online and pay them online – this saves 80 to 100 dollars per year *... Read more »

Staying Organized- Adult Children Living At Home

It seems to be more common that adult children are coming back home. It could be to save money, look for a job, or they just like being around their family. Whatever the reason, its important to find a way to co-exist under one room. They need their space and you want to enjoy a... Read more »

National Love Your Files Week 2018

This week is National Love Your Files Week. Yup, there is such a holiday. One of the biggest keys to being organized is to have your paper or electronic files organized. I always say- make files not piles. As we know, paper breeds like bunnies. Before you know it, your desk or counter is covered... Read more »

Those Little Projects We Never Tackle

We all have them. Those little projects that we never seem to tackle. Why should we bother with them. They don’t take up much space and they don’t really affect our daily lives. Occasionally they are the cause of wasted time. So they sit. And they multiply. Most of these projects I put in the... Read more »

Purging Clothes- Why Its So Hard

And the last weekend of summer in Chicago was one thunderstorm after another. Two of the fun activities I had planned got rained out. So what does an organizer do? I purged my closet. Purging ones closet is always a challenging task. No one wants to admit that their weight or style has changed. There... Read more »

Car Organization- What You Should Keep In Your Car

Are you always rushing out to your car, hands full, praying you didn’t forget anything? That is the case with most of us. Then you get halfway to your destination and realize that you forget something. Was it your sunglasses? The garmin(can’t live without mine)? Whatever the forgotten item, its causes us stress. As with... Read more »