Posts in category "organization"

The Top Five Clutter Zones In Your Home

Many times clutter equals wasted money. You know those items that you forgot to return. The food you never ate. The toiletries you meant to use that went bad. These are the top five areas of your home where clutter lurks. Bedroom Closet- With more and more retailers tightening up their return policies, people are... Read more »

The Solution To Kids Clutter- Zone Your Home

Has your home turned into a kid zone? Everywhere you look are toys, art supplies, and activity items. There is no adult space to be found. The solution- zone your home. Instead of letting your home be a free for all, set up specific areas for things like crafts and toys. In a perfect world,... Read more »

How To Stay Organized When The World Comes Crashing Down

Grief is an evil monster. During my years as an organizer I have worked with many people who are going through a hard time. Whether it’s  a death in the family, divorce, or loss of job- it hurts. It feels like the world is crashing down. Who wants to do laundry or take out the... Read more »
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System Overload- How To Simplify Your Home

It can be really challenging to pick out the right system. Just when you think you found the right thing- boom- you see another idea on Pinterest. It never ends.With several stores like Target, entering  the organization market, there is so much more to choose from. It can be  really overwhelming and before you know... Read more »

Do you shove or over categorize your drawers and cabinets

Its much easier to find things when you can see them. I find that most of us have different views on the amount of items that we fell comfortable storing in our cabinets and drawers. One of the biggest problems that I see is that they are over categorized and stuff is shoved in. When... Read more »

Seasonal Organization- Time To Transition the Stuff

Last week as I danced around at Ravinia to the Go Go’s, I realized summer was pretty much over.  It was my last outdoor concert to attend, and movies in the park were ending the next week as well. It was a great summer but time to transition the stuff. Instead of recreating the wheel... Read more »
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Is Your Storage Space Functional

Out of site out of mind. Its human nature to want to have our stuff close in proximity. If we need it, we can access it in a moments notice. If you live in a small space, this can also create clutter. I find that most city high rise buildings have storage units. I also... Read more »

Its Just Stuff- Letting Go Of Something Special

As I walked in my kitchen tonight, wiped out from a long day of organizing, a large furry Main Coon bounded down from the top of the cabinets to greet  me. He was so excited that he mis-stepped and sent my ceramic spoon holder flying. It crashed on the floor and cracked in two places.... Read more »

Stop The Cramming- Create Overflow Areas

Are you a crammer? Do you shove your drawers or shelves full of stuff. So full, that stuff is falling every time you reach in to grab something. Also, can you really see what you have? Are you overbuying? Buying duplicates? Wasting food ? Its time to stop the cramming and create some overflow space.... Read more »
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Labeled and Categorized- But Do You Need It?

Some people like to keep an inventory. If you have one, you need a whole bin full. Then, they label it, categorize it, and stack if on a shelf. And them you have a lot of space that is taken up by things you may or may or use on a regular basis. The downside... Read more »