Posts in category "organizing"

Managing All Those Keys- Tips For Creating a Key Center

One thing I always find when cleaning out a person’s home is keys. Yup. Keys and more keys. As time passes, we forget about these items and toss them in a drawer. Then one day, during a cleaning and organizing session, we find a pile of them. What do they go to? Where do they... Read more »

Things I Don't Stock Up On Anymore

Space is a premium. Sometimes we have to make tough decisions on how we want to use our space. What is important and what do we want around us. We learn a lot of our organizing skills through our parents, friends, and coworkers. We all have things that we stock up on and things we... Read more »

Simple Systems And Why They Work

Tomorrow night I am hosting a group of design professional for a Meet Up meeting in my home. I am sure they will be amazed to see how simple my space is organized. I don’t have a lot of fancy organizing systems. I simply have what I need to make my home work.  I keep... Read more »
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Tidee Box- Small Organizing Items that Make a Difference

First there was Birchbox, then Barkbox, now there is Tidee Box for those of us that love organizing systems. This was the brain child of Professional Organizer Tamar Bazin. Being an organizing diva, I had to check it out. My first thought was – would these products be useful or would they just add more... Read more »

Staying Organized- Limiting the Incoming

When stuff comes in, sometimes its hard to get it out the door. Especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Limiting the incoming of items, its a huge step towards staying organized in your home or office. Here are some helpful tips to help you stay on track. Unsubscribe from not needed... Read more »

How Do You Organize- Band Aids Or Solutions

We all have different organizing styles. Some of us like the pretty while others want things to be strictly functional. But the most important thing is  to understand the difference in between creating solutions and band aids. An organizing band aid is a quick solution that may or may not have a lasting effect. This... Read more »
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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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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 »