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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

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

Organizing for Kids: Checklists

Being organized is not a talent that you are born either able or unable to do. Being organized is a skill, one that must be learned and practiced. It’s something we can teach our kids to do so that they grow up knowing how to manage their time, their space, and their things. Setting up checklists Read More

spaceWise Reads: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Julie Morgenstern is the author of many books on organizing. SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck takes organizing outside of the realm of just physical clutter. Besides one’s belongings, SHED looks at schedules and habits that act as clutter. The entire book focuses on people ready to make a huge change 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

Organize Your Bills

Last week, 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 documents to Read More

Opt Out

January is a built-in fresh start. We make resolutions about how to do it (whatever it is) differently, better, this year. If that resolutions involves organizing, I’ve got some advice for you. Actually, I have lots of advice, tips, strategies, and systems. We won’t go into all of those today. I’ll give you tips all Read More