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Use Pinterest to Organize Nine Ways

I recently discovered an amazing tool for working with my organizing clients: Pinterest group boards.  If you’re not doing it already, use Pinterest to organize. Whether you’re currently working on an organizing or design project or you’re making a wish list for the future, I highly recommend that you add Pinterest to your planning tools. 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

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Try This: Organize Your Earrings

Organizing earrings doesn’t seem like it should be that hard. Many jewelry boxes and displays don’t have enough space for a large earring collection, so you end up putting more than one pair in each section and still have to dig through. Maybe you’ve got the perfect jewelry box but it’s not expandable so your Read More

Organizing Photo Test

When I do phone consultations with clients, they’ll often send me photos of the room we’re working on. A consultation yesterday reminded me of an organizing strategy I should share with you. So you’ve finished organizing something. It could be your closet, your office, or the tools in your garage. Try the organizing photo test. Read More

spaceWise Reads: HGTV Magazine

One of the things I’m grateful for this year is HGTV Magazine. I found the October/November 2011 premiere issue at the grocery checkout stand and promptly subscribed. I absolutely recommend you do the same. Zinio describes HGTV Magazine as being “about real life at home. In every issue you’ll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways Read More

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spaceWise Reads: The Things That Matter

This is the first installment of spaceWise Reads, an ongoing series I’ll publish the third Friday of every month. I’ll review books on organizing, interior design, feng shui, and any other subjects that will help you create space for how you want to live. What a great week to start! The Things That Matter by Read More