Posts in category "organizing"

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 »

Winter Gear- How To Manage All Those Clothes

When I moved to Chicago twenty years ago, I had one coat and a pair of gloves. True Story. You don’t need much in Texas. As winter approached, I had to purchase some coats and winter accessories.  By the end of the first winter I was the proud owner of a winter coat, fall coat,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Setting up A Small Business- Hitting The Ground Organized

Next week I am teaching a class for small business owners. When you first start a business it can be overwhelming. There is so much to do and learn. Where does one begin? In order to start off on the right foot, you should first set up a work space. Its essential for you to... Read more »