Organizing Tips

Organize Your Energy, Time, & Spending This Holiday Season

Organized Holidays Santa is not the only one who should be making a list and checking it twice this time of year. In the holiday season, the big challenges are to not do too much, spend too much, or eat too much. Yum Yuck Some people make lists of calories and use apps to track Read More

Fall Decluttering Tips from a Professional Organizer

Nature gives us a great cue in the fall: let go of what no longer serves you. The trees know to drop their leaves. The days get shorter, nights get longer, and we stay home more. This is the perfect time to turn our attention to our house—and do some fall decluttering. We clear out the Read More

Declutter Your Email

Clutter is clutter, even if you can’t see it. If you’re logging into your email account and it shows that you have 3,558 unread messages and 7,942 total, you need to declutter your email. Searching through folders and filters to find information you need or saving every sent message is the equivalent of having so Read More

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Back to School Organizing

Back to school time can feel chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic. How do you make the shift? 6 Tips for Back to School Organizing Set an intention. What do you want the start of the school year to look like? To feel like? For your kids and for you? Identify the obstacles to that Read More

Declutter Your Mind

It’s easy to see when our home, office, or car is full of clutter, but our minds are not so open. We can’t see the piles in our mind’s corners, the unpacked boxes of our history, or the regrets we revisit. Mental space gets cluttered with random thoughts, lists of worries and to-do’s, plus rules for how Read More

Use a Tissue Box to Store & Dispense Plastic Bags

Looking for a simple and attractive way to store plastic bags? Use a tissue box. Or more than one.   Tissue boxes are the perfect storage for plastic bags because they dispense one bag at a time. Because tissue boxes come in so many different designs, you can use a different box for each size bag Read More

20 Ideas for What to Do with Kids’ Art

What can you do with children’s artwork? Most of my organizing clients just aren’t sure what to do with their kids’ creations. Neither are most parents. There’s so much of it.  Some of it is beautiful. Other pieces are markers in time: a handprint, the first collage of shapes your child made after mastering scissors, the Read More

Try This: Display Kids’ Art

Kids’ artwork creates an organizing and home design challenge. The sheer volume of it from from the time your child is old enough to fingerpaint through elementary school and sometimes beyond requires an organizing plan. Otherwise you have artwork piled up or stored in various bins,  your walls and your refrigerator are plastered with pictures, paintings, Read More