Get Your Guest Room Organized

Summer makes it more likely you’ll be having guests come to visit. Your guest room may only be used two weeks a year, but summer probably makes up at least one of the weeks, with winter break holding court for the other. I’ll write in another post about how you can make your guest room 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

Take Time Off to Organize

When you’re already overwhelmed with your busy schedule and the clutter in your house keeps you from being able to relax at home, organizing is often the item on your to do list that you want to do the least. If your house is driving you crazy, you’re fighting paper piles, the laundry is stacked 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

One In, One Out

One of my favorite organizing principles is One in, one out. What does that mean? That for every one thing you bring into your house, you should move one out. Of course, that works a whole lot better when you’ve already decluttered and have already gotten rid of a hundred or a thousand things. Once 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

Where to Donate in Austin

So you’ve gone through all of your stuff and decided what to get rid of.  Where can it go? When you’ve got a whole lot to donate at once, I recommend giving to one charity that can take as much of what you’re giving away as possible. You’ve already done the work of sorting through everything Read More