Category: organizing solutions

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 »

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 »

The Organized Traveler- Tips for Traveling

Believe it or not, I am taking the weekend off and going out of town. I can’t wait. A friend bought a lake house and I am going on a girls weekend. It will be a much needed break from a wonderfully busy summertime. Last night my friends caught me at Target, looking through the... Read more »

Seasonal Organization- Time To Transition the Stuff

Last week as I danced around at Ravinia to the Go Go’s, I realized summer was pretty much over.  It was my last outdoor concert to attend, and movies in the park were ending the next week as well. It was a great summer but time to transition the stuff. Instead of recreating the wheel... Read more »

How To Be An Organized Traveler

Its that time again. The Kelly family will soon embark on another vacation. The countdown has begun! As soon as I push post on the blog, my next duty is to send my Dad a list of things I would like to see. We are very into culture and learning about the new places we... Read more »

The Professor and Paper - Getting Out From Under Those Piles

In a world gone paperless, there are still a few jobs that are paper heavy like the college professor. Even with google, scanning, and all those journals out there, they still find themselves in mounds of paper. Years and years of research and classwork evades their office space and home. So lets talk about the... Read more »

Living In A Temporary Home- What Not To Unpack

Sometimes we find ourselves living in a temporary home or space. It may be do to a job transfer, downsizing, or a quick move due to relationship changes. So you pack it all up and then jam in into your new space. If you are living there on a temporary basis, should you unpack all... Read more »

Neglected Space- Areas of The Home We Tend To Forget About

Every home has it-neglected space. You know the areas that you don’t clean or purge on a regular basis. They turn into shoving matches- everything is fighting for space. Things spill, get wasted, and are forgotten. We simply need to tackle this spaces every once in awhile. Pull it all out, wipe it down, and... Read more »

Piles of Clutter- How to Conquer Them

The other day I was in a hurry. A job ran over two hours and I had plans to meet some friends out for some fun. I came home jumped in the shower, put my face on, and ran out the door. I left my work bag on the kitchen table, coat hanging on a... Read more »

Ten Items You Don't Need Accessible In Your Home

Most of us have limited storage or space in our homes. Often I find people have put things in prime space that they don’t use on a regular basis. Here is my top ten list of things that can be stored and don’t have to be right in front of you. 1. Photo Albums- Unless... Read more »