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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

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

Beautiful Easy Tags for Bins & Baskets

One of my favorite uses for a tissue box is to make tags with it. Tissue boxes have pretty and colorful designs, are thin enough cardboard to cut, and make sturdy tags for your bins and baskets. I have one set in my kitchen for dish cloths, cloth napkins, dust rags, and aprons, and another 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

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

Organizing for Kids: School Papers

Whether your kids just got out of school for summer are about to get out, you’ve probably got stacks of school papers to deal with: art work, worksheets, stories, journals, and more more more. What are you supposed to do with it? I’ve had clients function anywhere on the spectrum from keeping everything to throwing Read More