Posts tagged "space planning"

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 »

Maxed Out on Space; A Few Alternatives for your Home

Sometimes there is no solution. A space is just plain maxed out. I walked through such a home the other day. I could only come up with three solutions since the client didn’t want to purge(and I am an organizer). Here are a few ideas to help you de-max your space. 1. PURGE..Yes I said... Read more »