Tag: organizing

What To Do Before Your Spouse/ Partner Moves In

The new relationship enters your current home. This could be a home you lived in with a former spouse or partner, or even your parents former home. Whatever the case, you have a new person ready to love you that needs some space. I see people moving in all the time to homes that are... Read more »

10 Reasons Why You Have Clutter

Clutter- if you aren’t careful it can multiply and take over your home. Here are the top ten reasons why you have clutter and what to do about it!! You don’t do your laundry on a regular basis and you buy more clothes. This is the quickest way to overfill your closet and dresser. Stop... 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 »

Living In The City That Celebrates And Managing All Your Party Gear

I thought Dallas was a fun town, but life in Chicago is one big party. People celebrate everything and anything. It seems like there is always something fun and festive going on in the Windy City. Between sports and holidays, this city is always  throwing a party. With parties and holidays comes the stuff- clothing,... 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 »

The Case For And Against Keeping An Inventory

I am a very busy gal. Between running a business and adulting, there isn’t much time left in my day. I am always looking for ways to save time and be more efficient. One thing that really helps me is stocking up on items. Yes, I keep an inventory of things that I regularly use.... Read more »

Organizing Tips For Moms Of Multiples

A few days ago I gave a speech to a group of Moms of Multiples. Not only do these lovely ladies have twice the stuff but twice the baby gear. Yup, the first several years are compounded by the fact that you need double the swing, cribs, walker, graco bed, and ect. You get the... Read more »

How To Zone Your Space

When you have rooms that function in multiple capacities, you need to set up zones or stations to accommodate your functions. It could be as simple as dedicating a few cabinets to the cause or having the appropriate shelving. Here are some examples of rooms that need to be zoned. THE KITCHEN * Food prep... Read more »

What To Do When Working With A Hoarder

Hoarding is a very sensitive issue. It is caused by a variety of emotions that include depression, addiction, and ocd. It can be a very challenging time for the person and their family. Everyone wants to jump in and help. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle these situations. The Institute... Read more »

January is National Clean up Your Computer Month

Aside from being National “GO” month(get organized), January is also clean up your computer month. We all tend to worry about the space around us, but how many of us tend to our computers on a regular basis? In order to keep your computer running properly, its essential that you keep up with the it.... Read more »