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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back to School Survival Tips for Moms

 Before the tide changes and we go from carefree summer days to the scheduled and often over-scheduled fall, take a moment to consider some of these organizing tips to get you and your family ready for September: Go through the kids’ clothes to find out what still fits.  Make a list of what they’ll need […]

Organize Your Collections

The problem Collections take up a lot of space, collect dust, and are constantly growing.  So how do you organize a collection?  You may have a collection and not even realize it.  For instance, if you buy a refrigerator magnet every time you take a trip – you are a collector.  You may think they […]

Spring is in the Air

Well it’s almost the start of spring here in the Northeast US.  In my area we never really got a good snow storm. Lots of cold rain and grey days. Like the kids, I was hoping for at least one day off where we could shun our responsibilities and just go to the big hill […]

Organize Your Basement Before you Remodel

At one time, basements were the last frontier with regard to sprucing up a home. They were often damp, gray and only used to do laundry and store things that couldn’t possibly fit in your living space. Nowadays, basements are often the focal point of a family’s living space. Newer homes are built with the […]

Create Routines for a Successful School Year

Before the first day of school every family should have a plan for the new morning routine. Why? Because good routines help you remember all you have to do to keep life moving smoothly. All busy moms need them to keep the family running with efficiency. Routines also become second nature so you can practically do […]

Re-Organizing a Child’s bedroom

view from door Not long ago, I held an in-home training session and we not only had a great time but also a role reversal. My clients/readers actually helped me re-organize my son’s room. Now you may think that is a sneaky way to get free help, but it was meant to be a learning […]

Control

There’s a line from the movie Jurassic Park that I never understood as a kid, and now I get it.  Laura Dern’s character says,”We never had control, that’s the illusion.” She says this at the point where a few of them are safe in the dining hall and the old man still has hopes for […]