Posts in category "organization"

When Its Time To Let Go Of Your Hoochie Mama Clothes

When I was purging my closet for winter, I realized it was time to purge the rest of my “Hoochie Mama Clothes”. I have never been big into the club scene but like any other women I have some clothes that could pass for a not so proper lady. Come on ladies, admit it, you... Read more »

Recycling Your Exes Stuff; A Big No No

People come and go from our lives. Everyone leaves an impression on us in one way or another and some leave their stuff. Several years ago I was having dinner at a new guys place. He was proudly showing me around his place and felt the need to show me his closets(as many people do).... Read more »

Death and Disorganization-Two Unwanted Friends

In our lifetime, we will all lose people that we love. Friends, family, and people that inspire or shape our lives. In an instant, we too can shut down emotionally and physically. Studies how shown that a large percentage of people experience some level of depression when they lose a loved one. We all know... Read more »

The Box It Up Method Of Organization- Does it Work

There are times when a home or space is so severely cluttered or hoarded, that there is no where to put things. Its a challenge to purge when you don’t know what you have. So out come the boxes. Yup, let the sorting begin. We call this the Box It Up Method. Bankers boxes are... Read more »

Saving Space For Visitors- Yes Or No

We all love company. And some us us choose to save space for them. Space that we really need in our homes. If you live in a big suburban McMansion- you might have an extra room that you can fully donate to visitors. If you are a city dweller, that is not the case. Your... Read more »

Finish The Cycle- An Organizers Favorite Mantra To Live By

Several years ago, Peter Walsh coined the phrase “Finish the cycle”. He encouraged everyone to look at all the tasks we do as having “cycles”. This is my single most favorite organizing mantra. Its drilled into my brain and I use it all the time with my clients. So what exactly does this mean? Everything... Read more »

Multiple Homes- Managing All The Stuff

I call it the weekend shuffle. The car gets loaded with stuff for the “other” home. It’s pretty common in the Midwest to have a second home. Many people that I work with have a cabin in Wisconsin or Michigan. A few even keep a condo in Florida. And so the shuffle begins. Packing, unpacking... Read more »

Neglected Space- Areas of The Home We Tend To Forget About

Every home has it-neglected space. You know the areas that you don’t clean or purge on a regular basis. They turn into shoving matches- everything is fighting for space. Things spill, get wasted, and are forgotten. We simply need to tackle this spaces every once in awhile. Pull it all out, wipe it down, and... Read more »

Is Your Sh*t Gonna Fit? Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Home

Yesterday I was working on a project in which the clients had bought a new home. I was in my favorite place-the master closet. I thought I was rocking until box after box began to arrive. I had a moment! This sh*t ain’t gonna fit! I expelled two large boxes of hangers from the closet... Read more »

Organizing Your Fur Babies Stuff: National Pet Care Month 2014

With more and more marketing companies putting an emphasis on pet products, our critters are coming with more stuff. No longer do they just have a water/food bowl and a few toys. As with anything, your fur babies stuff needs a place in your home. Depending on your space, I have seen pet storage in... Read more »