Organizing Tips

Organizational Slippery Slopes

By |May 15th, 2015|

Imagine yourself climbing a hill. A steep hill. At the top of the hill is everything you’ve ever wanted—happy and loving relationships, a sense of peace and well being, time to enjoy the things you truly […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Back-of-the-door Organizing

By |April 29th, 2015|

The backs of doors are some of the best storage spaces in your home.

Think about it. We all have doors—tall doors to closets or rooms, or smaller cabinet doors in kitchens or bathrooms. That’s a lot […]

Being Organized is a Combination of Getting Organized and Staying Organized.

By |April 27th, 2015|

During last weekend’s Organize-athon, a participant commented that she was surprised to see that Jay and I had some organizing projects to do (both in preparation for the event, and while the event was going.) Her […]

Get Started Organizing a Space You’ll Love!

By |April 10th, 2015|

Many people email or call me because they know they want to get more organized, but they don’t know where to start. They’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t have a clear plan for where and how to […]

Find Your Organizing Success Formula

By |March 29th, 2015|

A few weekends ago, Jay and I decided it was time to declutter and organize the storage room in our basement. This room has served many purposes over the years, and it had been organizationally neglected […]

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 […]