When Cute Becomes Clutter

Clients will tell me they don’t need a particular item yet they have the hardest time letting it go because it’s soooo cute!   The cuteness factor probably enticed you buy things that eventually became cute clutter. An organizing colleague, Jamie Novak, uses the acronym (C.U.T.E.) Can’t Use This Ever to describe cute things. When… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Create a Grocery List

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

How to Help Someone in Need of Organizing Assistance

Let’s say you have a friend or relative who needs organizing assistance and they ask you for your support. Consider it an honor — it probably wasn’t easy for them to ask you. Here are some guidelines to follow if you want to be as supportive as possible: 1. When you enter their home, do… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Return a Borrowed Item

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Is it Worth Something?

My father-in-law delivered my husband’s childhood collection to our home during a recent visit.  They both thought they may be worth something….since they are very old and in good condition. I had my doubts.  What do you think? Although most of our possessions are worth something this doesn’t mean we have to hang onto them… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Coupons

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

When is it Time to Ask for Organizing Help?

It’s hard to ask for help regardless of what you need. But sometimes it’s difficult to move forward without it. I receive calls for organizing assistance when the person calling isn’t able to organize on their own. They may have tried to organize on their own, but ended up feeling defeated. Has getting organized been… [Read More]

Weekend-Mini Organizing Challenge: Nail Polish

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: One File Folder

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Organizing Workbench Chaos

Recently my husband’s workbench looked like this. The mess was a result of a frustrating electrical problem with his boat trailer.  The problem plagued him for a week, but now the trailer lights are working properly. Doug and I have different personalities.  I consider him practically a perfectionist yet he can still function when his… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Top of Washer/Dryer

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Bath Towels and Wash Cloths

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Who Hires a Professional Organizer?

Have you ever wondered who hires a professional organizer? You might be surprised by their varied backgrounds and circumstances. Clients who have hired me… Might be your neighbor or a relative, but I won’t be the one that tells you because my services are completely confidential. Are everyday people with everyday lives. They are young,… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Schedule a Donation Pick Up

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Clothing Hangers

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Corral the Stuffed Animals

Are your children’s stuffed animals constantly underfoot and multiplying? Fortunately, there are solutions that will create order and corral the critters. I’m a guest blogger at Organizing Made Fun. Find some creative solutions and products to tame the critters here.

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Swimwear/Towels

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Top of Desk

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Summer Outdoor Toys

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Top of Microwave

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Get Organized: 5 Simple Tips to Help Sell Your Home

Get Organized: 5 Simple Tips to Help Sell Your Home Guest post by Caitlin Burgess  A few years ago, I was lucky enough to help my dad get his house–my childhood home–ready for selling. If you didn’t sense any sarcasm in that last sentence, sense it now. Getting your home ready for sale is one… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Top of Refrigerator

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Front Door

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

It’s Not All About the Money

Thank you to my colleague,  Keri Dickerson for writing this insightful guest post. It’s NOT All About The Money Through my work as an organizer, I help people get clear on what they want to have in their space and in their lives. We work together to make decisions that support their goals and we… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Winter Outerwear

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]