Category: Uncategorized

Moving? Here Is What You Need To Know

Its that time of year again- Moving Season. Everyone is trying to get settled in the summer season. Some people are moving across town while others are moving to another state. Here are some tips to help your move go more smoothly. 1. Purge before you move. Go through each room and rid yourself of... Read more »

Clutter Awareness Week Starts March 17, 2019

Who knew? While everyone who is Irish and Chirish were celebrating St Patrick’s Day on March 17th (all weekend in Chicago), a little known holiday slid by unnoticed- Clutter Awareness Week. The third Sunday of March starts a week long holiday of Clutter Awareness. Clutter is defined as – things lying around in an untidy... Read more »

Items To Purge When You Are Moving

Moving is never fun. There are so many decisions to make in a short amount of time. One of the most important decisions is – do you take it all or do a pre-purge? I am always in favor of purging before you move. Every little bit that you can make a decision on will... Read more »

Organizing For the Speaker

Aside for organizing, I love a good conversation. In the last several years, the speaker portion of my business has grown quite a bit. On an average, I give 10 to 15 speeches a year. These range from libraries to corporate lunch and learn sessions. So how does one run a business, and manage a... Read more »

Questions to Ask Yourself When You Want To Get Organized

I get calls all the time from people that need organizing help. They don’t like the way that their homes look or flow of stuff. They are frustrated and don’t know what to do. Before you can start working on your space, ask yourself these questions: 1. What are my goals? 2. Does everything in... Read more »

Winter Organizing Projects

Its cold. Its dreary. No one wants to go out and play. There isn’t a yard or garden to maintain right now. It’s the perfect time to work on some organizing projects. Time to get things done. Here are some projects that are perfect to tackle. 1. Holiday decor- We all have excess in this... Read more »

Should You Get Rid Of Things You Don't Use Each Year

One question that most people often ask is – “Should I get rid of it, if I haven’t used it in a year?” My answer is always- it depends on the category. There are many things in our homes that we don’t use on a regular basis but are what I consider staples or “standard”... Read more »

The Necessity Of The Pre- Move Purge

No matter how organized you are, there are a few things that you need to do before you move. The standard plan is pack, purge, and paint. Yes purging before you move it very important for many reasons. In a natural state of things, stuff enters our home and lives. Like a good neighbor, we... Read more »

Running a Successful Estate Or Garage Sale

This year I am branching out and running my first estate sale. While I have attended or helped participate in these for many years, I am excited to partner with another home services professional to manage one. Here are some tips to help you manage your own sale. 1. The first thing you should do... Read more »

Organized For 2019- What And Where To Purge

Another year has passed. Most of us like to start off the New Year fresh and clean. That means cleaning out the house and letting go of the stuff that we no longer need in our lives or space. Below is a plan to help you get started!! 1. Tackle those papers. Time to clean... Read more »