Favorite Organizing Products- April 2018

I’m going to start off this post with the disclaimer that an organizing products is not going to automatically make you more organized. Contrary to what may be advertised, an organizing product can not solve all your organization problems. There is so much more that goes into getting organized. To really get organized you will…

How to Prepare for a Professional Organizer

I’ve had many clients ask me what they should do to prepare for our organizing session. The simple answer to this questions is to do nothing out of the ordinary. More specifically, there are things that I do NOT want you to do before my arrival. DO NOT: Straighten up- I want to see an accurate…

Time and Sanity Saving Tools, for Even the Technology Challenged

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I am not the most technologically savvy person. I didn’t even own a smartphone until about a year ago. I’d get laughs as I pulled out my basic slide phone to take down phone numbers. I was also pretty much the only person at the preschool holiday parties…

You’ve Decluttered, Now What?

This time of the year, many people go into Spring cleaning mode. This may involve some (or a lot of) decluttering and removing items from your home that you no longer want taking up space. But what is the best way to get rid of these items? I thought it would be helpful to put together a…

My Experiment with Minimalism

I am not a minimalist. I love having all my items organized, and I routinely declutter my home, but I do not fit into the category of a minimalist by any means. I have been stumbling across a lot of articles recently on minimalist. The more I read about it the more I find the concept…

A Closet Is Not Just For Clothes

I love using spaces around the home in unexpected and unique ways. My son has a fairly large closet. Hanging clothes in it doesn’t make the best use of the space given how small his little pants and shirts are. So instead of hanging them and wasting all of the very usable space, I easily…

Organizing School Papers to Save

School has started for most of the kids around here. My son’s preschool starts in a little over a week so I’ve been preparing for his first days. One of the things I’ve been meaning to do all summer is get a system ready for the papers and art that come home. I’m not the…

Lego Instructions Organized

I was playing Lego’s with my son the other day, and I noticed a problem. We had a bunch of Lego instruction manuals that were just being shoved in with the blocks and some of them were even ripping. So I found a solution. Make a Lego instruction binder! All I needed to do was…

My favorite organizing products for kids rooms.

There are tons of home organization products on the market these days, including many geared towards controlling kids clutter. While there are many great items, here are a few of my favorites for organizing kids rooms. The Ikea Kallax Shelving Unit- There’s a reason you will see these shelving units in playrooms across the country. It is…