Tag: storage

Saving Stuff For The Next (Bigger) Home; A Good Or Bad Idea

I work with a lot of people that are in their first homes. Almost all of them have stuff that they are saving for a future home. Whether it’s a weekend retreat or a bigger home one day. They have stuff. Boxes and bins fill up their storage areas or extra space. Is it 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 »

Organizing Solutions That Suck

I was standing in line at Target last year when my mouth flapped open. That usually strong filter gave way to “That sucks!” I was commenting on a product that the lady in front of me was buying for her home. She turned around and gave me a “Are you cray cray” look. All she... Read more »

Light Bulbs and the other stuff we have too much of

Everyone has light bulb love. Its just one of the things that we all have too much of in our space.  Often, they are located in many different places around the home. In drawers, cabinets, and random places, you can find them.  Here are the items I think most homes have too much of: 1.... Read more »

More Containers, More Organized, Not Necessarily

I agree that it’s better to contain things. It saves room, time, and protects your items.  Binning or containing your items call also be an enabler. I have walked into homes where everything is perfectly binned and contained. My question to you is “Do you need it”? I remember one of my very first clients.... Read more »

Lack Of Space For Storage; Use your Attic or Crawl Space

When potential clients call me and complain about their lack of storage space, the first thing that I ask them is: DO YOU HAVE AN ATTIC, CRAWL SPACE, BASEMENT, OR GARAGE?? It always amazes me how many of us don’t use all our space. I don’t like it! Its dark and dirty! It’s hard for... Read more »

Off Site, On Site Storage; What Should Go Where

Sometimes onsite storage isn’t enough space for your items. I can’t believe that I just said that! Someone smack me!!  On site storage is the unit that is provided by your condo. If you are in a vintage building, you may have a walk in unit that looks like a horse stall(like this lucky chick)... Read more »

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 »

Bins of mish mash; don't let it happen to you

With every store jumping on the organizational band wagon, bins are everywhere. There are being purchased for storage, transporting items, and for mish mash. Mish mash are all those miscellanous things that you don’t know what to do with or don’t have time to put away. I have seen homes where they have a bin... Read more »

Creating Storage in the Studio Apartment; It Can Be Done

Whether you are starting out, going through a transition, or on a budget, you might find yourself living in a studio apartment. One room for bedroom, kitchen, and the living room can be cozy but tough on the storage. Its essential and important for not only your sanity but for your stuff to use all your space. Some... Read more »