Archive for July 2015

Simple Tips to Help You Unpack Your Home

Its moving season. I have been slicing and dicing boxes like crazy. Unpacking kitchens, closets, and even setting up toy rooms. If its in your budget, you can hire a team of organizers to set up your place in a few days, if not, with a little pre-planning, you can do it yourself. The first... Read more »

Seasonal Organization- Put That Holiday Stuff Away

When helping clients get organized, I always find a few pieces of holiday stuff. That ornament that didn’t make the box or that decoration that was forgotten and still hanging on the wall. The left over holiday items that lay in a pile. Lets not forget the holiday linen that is taking up much needed... Read more »

Chicago To Ban Plastic Bags On August 1, 2015

As of August 1, I won’t be getting any more strange stares at the Marianos. Yes, I am that chick that is constantly bringing in a ton of plastic bags to recycle. The ban on plastic bags will be in Chicago will be in effect. According to the new city ordinance, all the big box... Read more »
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The Essential Tools Of A Business Owner

Last Friday I was home waiting patiently, between jobs, for a contractor to come over and evaluate my hardwood floors. The guy called twice and was lost. When I gave him directions again, he could not find my place for 40 minutes, then I had to flag him down. He came in with nothing to... Read more »

The Konmari Method And Its Effect On Organizing- Does It Really Work

For months, clients and potential clients have been quoting from the book – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Some people even think its imperative that I read it. The truth is, that this chick chick or frugal freddy had it on hold at the library and was waiting her turn. Yup, it was... Read more »

Paying To Have Your Child Organized- The Benefits

Last week I organized three kids rooms for three different clients. I had a lot of fun helping the kids create and define their space. At the end of the day, all of us were excited at the results- parents, kids, and me!! It was a win win. So would you pay to have your... Read more »
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Quantity And Usuage- Determining What You Need

I was at a pool party on the third of July when a lady complimented me on my sarong. It was a purchase that I got on a vacation in Mexico years ago. I told her that I wished I had bought a few more. Then I thought about it. Even though its quite pretty,... Read more »

Simple Steps To Help You Clear Out A Home During A Divorce

They say one in two marriages end in divorce. Its not something any of us want to think about in our future. But if we are forced to travel down that fork in the road, we have a lot of things to deal with besides emotions-THE STUFF. The longer you have been in your home,... Read more »