Getting Organized When You’re Organizationally Challenged

Everything we do involves organization and planning. No matter what we’re tackling, no matter how big (paying bills) or small (retrieving mail from the mailbox), we each use a generalized list of steps for completing our tasks (and some steps we repeat throughout the same task). But what if you’re someone sincerely challenged by organizational efforts? Does it ever feel …

9 Tips for Maintaining Home Organization

Books on the table, papers on the couch, clothes on the chair, toys on the floor…sound familiar? The only real way to feel sane is to get—and stay—organized. Feels impossible, you say? Not true! Did you know the goal of organizing isn’t to make your house pristine and spotless, but to help make your life more functional?  And who couldn’t …

January is GO Month So Let’s Get Going

  Did you know that January is Get Organized Month (or what the general organizing community refers to as GO month)? Makes sense when you think about it. January is a time of resolutions, reflection, and goal setting. It’s also the time of year when home and office organizing supplies typically go on sale, and when folks start acting on …

Sorry, Spring Cleaning! It’s All About Fall!

As the leaves begin to change, and spring cleaning is but a distant memory, fall cleaning and organization are knocking at our door! And according to the latest polls from Sparefoot.com, we’re welcoming them with wide, open arms. So long, do-nothing summer; hello, let’s-get-organized fall!  Fall’s the Favorite Sorry, spring cleaning, but it looks like fall’s a favorite. 22% of …

Look, Ma! I’m on TV

Truth: I am not actually on TV.  But, I did get to help the Garage Brothers on a recent episode of their DIY show “Garage Gold.” I was contacted by the producers at DIY TV and asked if I knew of anyone that needed their garage cleaned out. I referred the producers to one of my clients and then they asked if …

New Computers, Split Pea Soup, Sit Ups, and Taxes

(Or, what happens when your organizer has ADHD herself)   So what does a professional organizer do when she has time on her hands and is stuck without transportation for the day? She takes care of her own organizing, of course! This past week I found myself with a few days of no work appointments and no car to take …

10 Helpful Apps For Getting (and Staying) Organized

How would you like to discover topnotch apps that do a great job of helping you plan, list, sort, and remember every part of your life? They’re out there, and I’m recommending some to help you get (or reclaim) some organizational mojo.  Click on the links below to get more info and find one (or more) that’s just right for …

Organizing Collectables to Gather Compliments—Not Dust

I love things that tell a story, don’t you? Collectables can do that. They can tell us places people have been, activities they’ve engaged in, jobs they’ve held, memories they cherish, and more. Looking at someone’s collectables can be like reading a good book. Professional organizers certainly don’t begrudge collectors their vast array of treasures. In fact, throughout my organizing …

My Favorite Links for Organizing Products and Storage Ideas

There are a million websites to peruse looking for great organizational products and storage ideas. But fear not! I have scoured the web and found a few gems worthy of your time. Organize It This site has a nice selection of products that current and trendy.  Their selection covers all areas of the home- closet, kitchen, garage, laundry, bath, office, …