organizing tips

1 New Thing Minus 1 Old Thing = Zero Clutter Added

A simple way to stay organized and create new habits is to become mindful of the things you add to your home and life. For each new item you add, decide to remove something old.… continue reading…

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, December also ushered in the start of the high school basketball season. My son, Collin, is playing on the freshman team this year, but this quick tip isn’t about him.… continue reading…

How to find the fast track to reaching your goals

You may already know this about me, but at my core I’m a dyed-in-the-wool do-it-yourselfer. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes from figuring out how to do something new, and then making it happen.… continue reading…

Does the desire to create a perfect space prevent you from getting started on your organizing projects? Even though images in magazines, blogs and on Pinterest make us believe that an organized space is a perfect space, striving to create a perfect home makes getting organized substantially more difficult.… continue reading…

simplify 101 closet hanger

“I just bought a wonderful old home. It’s got a lot of charm, but very little closet space. Can you give me tips on living with little closets?”

Little closets certainly are a big challenge!… continue reading…

Organize for healthier eating with a custom recipe binder

I love it when one single project allows you to accomplish two goals. I fondly call these projects organizing two-for-ones: two tangible benefits for the price of one organizing project! This week’s organizing two-for-one is to create a three-ring binder, loaded with your favorite healthy recipes.… continue reading…

red mail basket

Has this ever happened to you? You go on vacation and have a wonderful time. You feel completely relaxed and refreshed – exactly how you’d expect to feel after a vacation.… continue reading…

As a professional organizer, one of the things I hear most often from prospective clients is this: I just don’t know where to begin! Have you ever felt this way? Whether you’re setting out to organize your home for the very first time, or you’re ready to do some organizing maintenance, when you’re feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do, it’s hard to figure out the best place to start.… continue reading…

Running Shoes

Let me ask you a quick question: The last time you started a diet (or decided to eat healthier, start exercising or make some other positive change in your life) on what day of the week did you begin?… continue reading…

Organize Spices on a Lazy Susan

Taking on a spice organization project is a quick way to add a dash of organizational bliss to your kitchen. Toss in a new spice storage system, add some labels, and suddenly making dinner is a pinch easier and a dash tastier than before!… continue reading…

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