Posts tagged "organization"

Things You Should Purge in Your Home

After organizing for 10 years, I find a lot of commonalities in homes. There are some of the same items that I find time and time again, that could use a purging. They tend to get shoved in a corner and forgotten. 1. College Text Books- Lets get real. How many of you actually use... Read more »

Tis The Season To Purge- Your Stuff

As we embark on the holiday season, and everyone is getting ready to celebrate, my phone is going crazy. Yes, tis the season to purge your home. Out with the old and in with the new they say with the new year. So how do you get your home ready for the holidays without losing... Read more »

Wearing Many Hats; How To Run a Small Business

I have run a small business for almost 10 years. And yes I have the grey hair to prove it. I am the CEO, the marketing dept, sales, social media, and the secretary. I am also in the process of getting certifications for my business. I take all the phone calls and schedule all the... Read more »

Shared Space; How to Live in Harmony in a Condo

Sunday morning I was in my happy place. Sitting at the kitchen table, eating homeade blueberry pancakes and reading the Sunday paper. I happened to glance over at the wall and saw some lovely water marks. Great. It appeared that my new neighbor’s radiator had leaked through my unit. That is life in a condo... Read more »

Take The Stress Out of Holiday Party Planning

Its t-minus five days still I host my annual party for the Chicago Professional Organizers. I have hosted many a party but when these ladies come to call, my place must be pristine. So with a full schedule, how do you through a nice party? You write a list and break it down. Everytime I... Read more »

Memories, Keep Them Contained

Memories are what define us and shape our lives. It’s important to keep these treasured items intact. When I help people get organized, I find these memory items floating around. In a book, in a drawer, and randomly in piles of paper. In respect for the new people that come in our lives, these very... Read more »

So You Got A Good Deal; Do You Really Need It

I was out with some friends this weekend. One of them started telling me about all his “treasures” that were sitting in an out of state storage room. Thank God it was dark and he couldn’t see my eyes popping out of my head. I listened to him brag about all the stuff that he... Read more »

Multiple Spaces, Multiple Messes; The Downside of Spreading out your Stuff

I see it all the time. The pen jar in every room of the house. Trash cans in every corner. Hair brushes in every room. Nail polish in the living room, bathroom and the kitchen. Y0u think you are being efficient by having these things at your fingertips. In reality, you are creating more clutter... Read more »

De-Hoarding a House; Resources you need

 In my years as an organizer, I have de-hoarded quite a few homes. Sometimes I have done it in a matter of days, other times in a year. Everyone is on a different time schedule based on their needs and finances. Here are a few different ways to work on a hoarding project: 1. Hiring... Read more »

Off Site, On Site Storage; What Should Go Where

Sometimes onsite storage isn’t enough space for your items. I can’t believe that I just said that! Someone smack me!!  On site storage is the unit that is provided by your condo. If you are in a vintage building, you may have a walk in unit that looks like a horse stall(like this lucky chick)... Read more »