Posts tagged "space planning"

System Overload- How To Simplify Your Home

It can be really challenging to pick out the right system. Just when you think you found the right thing- boom- you see another idea on Pinterest. It never ends.With several stores like Target, entering  the organization market, there is so much more to choose from. It can be  really overwhelming and before you know... Read more »

How To Use Your Prime Space

Prime space is defined as the space around you. The space within reach and at eye level. This space is the easiest to access. This space should be used to store the things that you use the most. Its important to clearly define what should be stored in this space. Below, I have given you... Read more »

Time Saving Tips For Unpacking A New Home

In the summertime, I go from organizing to unpacking homes. Its that time of the year when people rush to get settled before the school year starts. Chicago is a hub for large companies. Each year people move from all over the place to the Windy City. Most of these people are moving from different... Read more »
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Defining Your Space- A Must To Stay Organized

Big house, lots of storage equals one lucky person. It also can equal misc items in many places unless you define your space. Whether you have a big home or small condo, you need to define your space and storage areas. A home with undefined space can end up being a dumping ground for misc... Read more »

Is Bigger Better? The Downside of Having a Big Home

Is bigger better? That is what they say in Texas. The home of big hair and then some. What about houses? Is having a big home helpful or hurtful? I am seeing a trend of people that are downsizing not because they have to but because they want to live a more simple life. Less... Read more »

Nanny Clutter; How to Prevent it

Did you hire a slob? Does your Nanny leave piles around your home? It might not be his/her fault. I have seen many cases where the Nanny does’t have space for things and creates another pile or bag of items. Its important for you to identify what the Nanny needs to properly do his/her job.... Read more »
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The Formal Dining Room; Do You Really Need It

I am seeing a new trend. The formal dining room is going bye bye. Yes, that is right. Those long tables, the big hutch, and the china collection are no longer being used on a regular basis. Entertaining has gone casual. We aren’t bringing out grandma’s china anymore. In a home where space is challenged,... 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 »

Decorative vs Functional; How do you use your space

Its always a battle. The war for space. So how do you use yours? Decorative- You use the staging method and every bit of space is completed with a knick knack or some sort of decorative item. Book shelves have decor vs books on them. Functional- There is a minimal amount of decorative items and the... Read more »
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Got Crawl Space Phobia; Get Over It

I think there is a new epidemic in America. I call it crawl space phobia. People don’t like that dark area under their stairs. It will never be pretty or well lit, but it can be functional. So get over the fear and us it!! Usually its a great storage area. I would consider it... Read more »