Posts tagged "decluttering"

Why You Should Purge On A Regular Basis

As you can imagine, I have been called in to purge homes that people have lived in for 30 plus years. And they are quite full. I always ask “Why didn’t you purge each year?” I always get the same response ” Why should we, there was plenty of room.” And that full home will... Read more »

The Second Bedroom Syndrome; Catching It All

In the city, its a huge upgrade to have an extra bedroom. For several years I worked out of my living room and let guests have the master(the only) when they came to visit. Too many times to count, I have seen this extra room become a catch all. It may have started out as... Read more »

Organizing Projects; A Timeline

It makes me want to cry when someone hires me for a huge job and books me for only three hours. It happens all the time. Today I am heading out to the southside for a three hour booking. The clients want the kitchen, master closet, and garage organized. This isn’t possible! Not even with... Read more »

Moving in: Taking the Stress out of cohabitating

Oh the joys of sharing space with the one you love. It can be heaven and it can be hell. Life is what you make of it. Read below as I describe the different scenerios of space sharing and how to make it work. SCENERIO NUMBER ONE: One of you moves in with the other... Read more »

Kids Craft Area; Clean it up

Everytime I visit my sister, I always ask if there is a project I can do. I know you are supposed to rest on vacation, but that just isn’t my MO. This time she asked if I could organize the kids craft area. An easy project, right? The storage for crafts consisted of one large... Read more »

The Single Guy and Clutter; Chicks don't dig it

Some of my favorite projects are working with bachelors. Sometimes they stay in that college frame of mind a little too long. Hey, you don’t have to deck your place out in all Room and Board stuff, but a well put  together place really impresses the chicks (not to mention a nice bottle of wine).... Read more »

Hiring A Professional Organizer; How To Get The Most Out Of The Session

So you can’t take it anymore. You look around and all you see is clutter. First stop google for some fact finding. Then after a few phone calls, you have scheduled an appointment with a professional organizer. Hiring a professional organizer is not the cure! You are the cure. Your participation and willingness to listen/learn... Read more »

Simple Tips to Organize a Man's Closet

I am seeing more and more men wanting to have their closets cleaned out and organized. Maybe it’s to impress the ladies? Or their mother is coming for a visit. Whatever the reason, a clean and organized closet is truly a benefit to anyone. As with a women’s closet, you want to organize by category.... Read more »

Life Transitions; Letting go of the past, making room for the future

Whether its career or hobby related, life is always transforming. At times we find ourselves cluttered with a bunch of stuff from our past. Stuff that used to define us. Stuff that used to be a part of our daily lives. Now its sitting in boxes in a corner or cluttering up various areas of... Read more »

Drawer Organization; Don't Stuff Them

Drawers are a beautiful and wonderful storage solution, if used properly. If they are stuffed full then they aren’t serving the purpose. Don’t use them as a “clear off the counter or dresser” solution. With any other organizing project, you want to have like with like in your drawers. Don’t put too many categories in... Read more »