Clothes Organizing Made Easy

If you are sick of looking at the chaos in your wardrobe or wardrobes, and you are tired of going through all the piles just to find that one shirt, you should probably think about organizing your clothes. Here is a quick guide on how to do that with the least effort. Empty your wardrobes. […]

How to make your bathroom kid-friendly

  Once we have children, our whole life gets turned upside down. We sleep less, worry more, work harder, etc. Among things parents should do for their children is home redecoration and adaptation of certain rooms. This includes baby proofing and making your existing bathroom more kid-friendly. This does not mean you have to renovate […]

Living With Gratitude & Trust

Last week I had the unique opportunity to speak at the Gratitude & Trust Summit in New York City. This event was organized by Paul Williams & Tracy Jackson, the authors of a book by the same name. It was a different kind of speaking opportunity for me but I’m so glad that I got […]

How to Organize your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Whether you have just moved in a new home or you want to make some renovations, a lot of effort and planning should be put in the kitchen. What you want to achieve is have a kitchen arrangement that flows smoothly and allows […]

10 Tips for Using Visual Reminders

The more I work with busy parents, the more I see the need for visual reminders. If you’re not familiar with this term, these are items that remind us to do something. It may be a box or bag with returns in it, or a simple post-it strategically place around the house so you don’t […]

The most effective basement organizing

When it comes basement junk clearance, the words alone may make you want to shudder with dread. The prospect of having to go through what is probably years’ worth of items collected and put away for safekeeping, only to be forgotten about, is very likely the last thing you want to do. But needs must […]

Absolute #10 – Routines are a Must!

Ok, so here it is – the final Absolute of Organizing. It’s the most important because after organizing is a project it really is a process. A process that you have to do every day or you’ll be back at square one with a mess on your hands. So create daily routines to keep your […]

Absolute #9 – Organize from BIG to small

Big – like a whole storage room            Small – like your makeup bag This absolute or rule of mine is another way of saying, “start by looking at the big picture.” I think many people are overwhelmed with the concept of organizing their home. They don’t know where to start […]

The Lazy Person’s Guide To an Organized Home

        Guest Post by Ella Andrews There is nothing shameful in admitting that you are not into organizing. Believe it or not, most people have the same attitude towards daily organizing chores. How do they succeed at keeping their home neat? It’s all about the proper storage solutions. You can maintain the […]

How to Make Your home Look More Organized

I’m always asked for quick tips and tricks on organizing. I usually answer that there’s no trick. There is a method, there are routines and it’s an on going process to keep your home organized. However I will tell you that if you are a visual person, one key to looking and feeling more organized […]

The “Be” Attitudes of Organizing

    As I prepared my lesson for Sunday school this week, I was inspired to put a twist on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew’s gospel. In it, Christ gives us a roadmap for living a happy life which have become known as the Beatitudes. So I submit to you that there are […]

Absolute # 7 – Subtract Before You Add

If you remember the “order of operations” in basic arithmetic it went: “My Dear Aunt Sallie” which stood for: multiply, divide, add then subtract. Well I’m flipping that around because my dear Aunt Sallie has a lot of clutter! So I suggest she subtracts before she adds. This can apply to a lot of operations […]

Absolute #6 – Start with a Good List

Starting with a good list and sticking to it is just like planning your work and working your plan.  Just the other day, my sister asked, “Are you ready for your graduation party?” Although I haven’t bought a thing or made any food, I said “Yes, I have my plan.” Which basically means I have […]

Absolute #5-Keep Like Things Together

One of my absolutes comes up all the time when I’m working with clients and my own family. “Keep like things together. “We’ve all heard this before, but have you thought about all the ways you can do this? As with most organizing techniques, there is no right or wrong way to do this, you […]

Wrapping up the School Year in 6 Steps

As we approach graduations and the end of school hoopla, it’s a great time to pull together your child’s memories of their school years. The problem is, many of these papers, pieces of artwork and awards and ribbons are all over the house in bins, files and maybe hanging on refrigerators and bulletin boards. Here are […]

Where to Keep Your Memorabilia

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, I’m thinking about memories. So many times when I’m working with clients, we find memories in the strangest places – garages, basements, closets, even kitchens. I believe the key to really treasuring your memorable objects is to give them a place of honor. Display shelves work great if you […]

Summer Sanity Savers – Review

The first thing I like about this book is that it’s short and to the point. Because as a work-from-home mom of three, who has time to read a 200 page How To book? Prerna offers some great ideas for how to streamline your workload , which really apply to all year, not just the […]

Keep Only What You Use – rule #3

  Those of you who read my first book might remember that I have 10 Absolutes of Organizing These are rules that organized people follow in all aspects of their life. My third absolute is perhaps the motto of minimalists. Why keep something if it is of no use to you? Think about that for […]

It’s not too late to get organized this year!

Every year around this time I receive calls of “help!” with regard to helping clients get their paperwork in order for taxes. Here are some basic filing tips that bear repeating: Like Christmas, tax time comes the same each year so there’s no reason not to be ready for it. I know that circumstances change […]

Keep Purging Simple

Too often when someone starts to organize, they get bogged down in where everything is going. Some items may go to a friend or family member, others to a favorite charity, others you might keep if they fit, or can be fixed…you get the idea. Suddenly your sorting process has turned into seven different piles […]

Little Projects with Big Impact

Sometimes I’m amazed at how a little organizing project can have such a big impact. I have had clients overjoyed with a neat linen closet, weep over an organized pantry and hug me after organizing their coat closet. And I’ve even been excited over little projects I do at home like cleaning out the gift […]

New Year’s Day is a Clean Slate

If you like new beginnings, second chances and setting goals – this is a beautiful time of year. Never mind the cold, grey weather. Just sit down by your fireplace by yourself or with your loved ones and dream about how great this year can be. Better yet, grab a piece of paper or a […]

Get Motivated to Organize!

Let’s play a word association game. I say “organize” and you think…Yuk? Boring? No time? Well what if I told you there are some people who think it’s fun? Organizing is one of those things like exercising and paying taxes that we all have to do at some time in our life, so why not […]

Spring Greening Ideas

While everyone is talking about Spring Cleaning, why not consider “Spring Greening?” April 22nd is Earth Day and the sunny spring weather, popping plants and just being outdoors reminds us of the beauty of nature.  With so many negative reports on the hazards in our environment, I urge you to consider what you can do […]

The Organized Home

When you are a professional organizer, you often get this question, “So is YOUR house really organized?”  To which I always reply, “Yes.” It’s not perfect, my spices are not alphabetized (in fact, neither are my files) but it functions well. Recently my husband was asked that question and he replied “no” without hesitation! Really? […]