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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

Organize Your Bills

In my last post, I advised that you opt-out of mailings to reduce paper coming into your home. This week, I want you to take it one step further. Go paperless. Why should you go paperless? Besides helping the environment and decreasing the chances of identity theft, you’ll reduce paper clutter, stop having so many Read More

Stop Paper Clutter with 4 Easy Opt Out Tricks

For those of us with school-aged kids or who work in education, the new year starts about now – when our kids go back to school.  You don’t need to make a resolution to make your life easier. When you opt out of prescreened mail, you stop a major source of paper clutter before permission Read More

Make Back to School Less Brutal with Checklists for Kids

It’s back to school time and the transition can be brutal. Remembering what to take out of the house, getting stuff done once you’re home, and getting to bed on time can feel harder at this time of year than any other. Make your family’s life easier by creating checklists. Checklists for What? Introducing checklists Read More

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

Where Do I Get Rid of …?

So you’ve gone through all of your stuff and created a donate pile.  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 to clear Read More

Organize Your Energy, Time, & Spending This Holiday Season

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 or spend too much. The pressures to do both are high. Don’t Over DO Put the things you want to make sure Read More

Organize Your Summer with Kids for More Fun & Less Stress

If you’re a couple of weeks into summer, you may already be feeling the lack of structure the school year provides. Summer offers many organizational challenges: inconsistent schedules, summer trips, sunset at 9 p.m., camps, playdates, and more. It also gives us a chance to spend more time with the kids, which we hope can Read More

5 Meal Prep Strategies to Simplify Your Life

Meal prep can be time consuming, messy, and stressful. If you aren’t organized about it, preparing food often happens at the last minute, when you’re hungry and tired. Organized meal prep is much easier when you’ve set yourself up to have everything you need. Three steps will get you there. Make a meal list. Turn your Read More