Reduce Junk Mail and Organize Paper

Paper and junk mail can take over our lives and our counter tops. Here are a few of my favorite resources to help minimize the noise and clutter from junk mail and unwanted paper. Checklists Provides a place where people can obtain and share useful information in a concise, easy-to-use format. 41 Pounds Eliminate the approximately 41 pounds of junk …

Clear Stacking Bins Are My Best Friend

Take a look around your living space –– is that pile of shoes growing or are those papers on your desk multiplying overnight? Before it gets out of control, take a deep breath. Order in the House has a few DIY storage tips that should get you back on the right home organization track: Shoe storage is a friend, not …

You’ve Got To Read This. Really.

I don’t often come across a book that I immediately think, “My clients would find this so helpful!” But I did with this one, and I have to share it with you all. Easy to read and practical, the book is called Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchin Rubin. As the title suggests, it’s …

January is ‘Get Organized’ Month And It’s On!

Did you know the month of January is designated as ‘Get Organized’ month? Well, now you do. And when you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2015, did you add getting organized and uncluttered to your list? Well if you did (and even if you didn’t), it’s still only January and not too late to get started. And the best …

Clearing the Clutter of Christmas Past

Christmas is over and a new year is on its way! That means it’s about time for us to put away the decorations, the tree, the paper, the bags, the ribbons, the wreaths, the…well, you get the idea. But we’re not going to just sling all our Christmas decorations and such into a box and worry about it next year, …

9 Organizing Gift Ideas Santa Highly Recommends

Just call me Santa’s helper because I’m sharing several gift ideas to help lessen the levels of clutter in the lives of your friends and family. May these suggestions help the recipients on your list move into the new year with more uncluttered personal space, and in turn, more calmness of mind. Of course, don’t be surprised if you find …

4 Tips To Help Get Your Spooky On

It’s Halloween but we “ain’t afraid a’ no ghosts!” We ain’t even afraid of keeping our Halloween costumes, decorations, treats, tricks, and everything else delightfully managed throughout this fun fall season. Why? Because today our trick-or-treat bags contain four helpful Halloween organizing tips.  Costumes — Pieces and parts and packages and piles. How do you keep everything together so you’ll …

10 Things A Professional Organizer Will Never Say

Have you ever heard of someone who feels the need to clean his or her home before the cleaning lady arrives? I often find folks thinking similarly when they’ve hired a professional organizer—wanting to get things squared away, cleaned and organized before I arrive to help them with…well, the squaring away, cleaning and organizing! But honestly, that’s the last thing …

You Don’t Have to Move Mountains

Have you heard? Moving is considered one of life’s three biggest stressors. As if you needed a study to tell you that. But don’t worry, you’re not moving a mountain, you’re simply relocating a home. And that is completely doable. There is however, a secret to making the move easier and it’s one word: organization. And because there is already …

Organizing Receipts

Where do you keep your receipts? Some of us keep way to many receipts.  There are receipts in the car, at the bottom of the purse, in coat pockets, stuffed in drawers, stacked on top of dressers…does this sound like you?  I have a place in my purse that I keep receipts and every day I make it a happen …