Category: organizing

Staying Organized- Limiting the Incoming

When stuff comes in, sometimes its hard to get it out the door. Especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Limiting the incoming of items, its a huge step towards staying organized in your home or office. Here are some helpful tips to help you stay on track. Unsubscribe from not needed... Read more »

How Do You Organize- Band Aids Or Solutions

We all have different organizing styles. Some of us like the pretty while others want things to be strictly functional. But the most important thing is  to understand the difference in between creating solutions and band aids. An organizing band aid is a quick solution that may or may not have a lasting effect. This... Read more »

The Top Five Clutter Zones In Your Home

Many times clutter equals wasted money. You know those items that you forgot to return. The food you never ate. The toiletries you meant to use that went bad. These are the top five areas of your home where clutter lurks. Bedroom Closet- With more and more retailers tightening up their return policies, people are... 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 »

How To Stay Organized When The World Comes Crashing Down

Grief is an evil monster. During my years as an organizer I have worked with many people who are going through a hard time. Whether it’s  a death in the family, divorce, or loss of job- it hurts. It feels like the world is crashing down. Who wants to do laundry or take out the... 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 »

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 »

Do you shove or over categorize your drawers and cabinets

Its much easier to find things when you can see them. I find that most of us have different views on the amount of items that we fell comfortable storing in our cabinets and drawers. One of the biggest problems that I see is that they are over categorized and stuff is shoved in. When... 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 »

Is Your Storage Space Functional

Out of site out of mind. Its human nature to want to have our stuff close in proximity. If we need it, we can access it in a moments notice. If you live in a small space, this can also create clutter. I find that most city high rise buildings have storage units. I also... Read more »