Organizing Tips

Adjusting an Organizing System to Meet New Needs

By |March 26th, 2015|

Recently, I’ve made a couple of changes in what I cook for my family. I’m feeling good about serving better food and enjoying my return to a long-dormant hobby. But these changes have had a cascade […]

3 Organizing Rules You May Not Need to Follow

By |February 24th, 2015|

I often encounter people who feel guilty about not following familiar organizing rules. “I know I should be doing X,” they tell me. Or “I just need to stop doing Y.”

But organizing is a personal process. […]

Seven Keys to Letting Go of Clutter

By |February 12th, 2015|

Do you crave the peace, calm and beauty greater organization would offer you? And yet, at the same time, dread the process of getting there? Here’s the good news:  you’re not alone! For many, the mere […]

When Getting Organized, Avoid This

By |January 29th, 2015|

As you might know, I’m a runner. It’s a great sport because you can do it just about anywhere and it requires very little equipment. Yet, the right equipment can make all the difference in the […]

Shop With This or Without That

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Maybe this has happened to you before. You’re on your way home and you realize you need to stop at the store to pick up a handful of things — a missing ingredient for dinner, laundry […]

One-Year Organizing Plan + Free Printable

By |January 16th, 2015|

I recently blogged about how to achieve goals by breaking them into small chunks and tackling them a little bit over the course of time. This is the approach I’ve used the past two years to […]

The Pros + Cons of Decanting

By |December 23rd, 2014|

Do you decant?

Picture an organized kitchen. Does the image in your mind include a pantry full of matching, neatly labeled containers? For a lot of people, the answer is yes. In fact, shelter magazines and Pinterest […]

5 Simple Ideas for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

By |December 19th, 2014|

I’m finding it hard to believe, but this weekend is the last weekend before Christmas! If you still have shopping left to do, don’t panic. Instead give these ideas a try to streamline your last-minute gift […]

Flip Your Stack of Paper

By |December 10th, 2014|

During the course of preparing for the holidays (decorating, tidying up for guests or holiday parties, etc.) chances are that you’ll encounter a stack of paper that needs to be sorted through and dealt with. You […]

Five Quick Decluttering Projects to Clear Up Space in Your Kitchen

By |December 4th, 2014|

Does your kitchen have what my friend calls a “scary cabinet,” stuffed with perilously stacked items? Or a drawer crammed so full that it’s hard to open—or to find anything inside?

It’s easy to accumulate kitchen items, […]