How to Have Your Home Company Ready Well Before Company Arrives

Why do we frantically clean and declutter when we are expecting visitors? We fear having them see our mess, right? But, what if your home was company ready, peaceful and comfortable most of the time….for you, its full time resident?  You deserve it and YOU are worth it! Now I’m not proposing you maintain a… [Read More]

The 5 Possible Causes of Clutter and The Solutions

Do you look around your home and ask yourself, “How did I let it get this cluttered?” Please, don’t beat yourself up, instead let’s explore the causes and find a solution to ending the clutter cycle. Here are five possible causes. 1. Shopping. If purchases are still in their bags, boxes or have their price… [Read More]

Are Garage Sales Worth It?

Does the thought of holding a garage sale give you goosebumps or cause you to break out into a cold sweat? Garage sales were an annual event during my childhood. My mom actually thought they were fun and would select household items throughout the year to set aside for the summer sale. Last summer, I… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Media Cabinet

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Simply 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 decluttering a tiny area of your home…. [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail, Tip #5

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Simply 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 decluttering a tiny area of your home…. [Read More]

Short and Sweet Decluttering Opportunities

Most days we encounter several short periods of time when our life is on pause while we wait for something to happen. Enjoy these breaks or use them as an opportunity to de-clutter or organize a very small area.  Think of these   short  and sweet  decluttering sessions as fun-sized—-like mini-candy bars. Waiting for someone… [Read More]

I Love It When My Clients Make These Statements

I enjoy working with clients and seeing them benefit from their hard work and focus. There are three phrases clients regularly exclaim that prove organization is worth the effort. 1. “That’s where that is, I’ve been looking all over for it!” This exclamation is music to my organizing ears. Clients are super excited and relieved… [Read More]

How Do You Work Up the Courage To Get Rid of Stuff?

How do work up the courage to get rid of stuff?  It’s rather frightening for many of us, isn’t it? When I’m contacted for hands-on organizing assistance, I always ask if they are ready to let go of stuff.  It’s crucial for you to be ready and in the right frame of mind in order… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail Tip #3

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Simply 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 decluttering a tiny area of your home…. [Read More]

You’re Gonna Want To Do This First

Who doesn’t love the container aisle with their lovely selection of useful tubs?  So much potential, so many different options.  You may salivate over the containers thinking they are the {easy} answer to all your clutter woes. Hold up there my organizing friends.  I  have {possibly} unwelcoming but money saving news for you.  You’ve gotta… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail Tip #2

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 decluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail, Tip #1

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 decluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

What To Do When You’ve Run Out of Space

Uh-oh!  You’ve run out of space in your closet, junk drawer, bookshelf or {insert the name of the space here}.   Should you squeeze and squish more stuff into the space, encroach upon other available spaces, leave the stuff out, use the floor for storage or start looking at larger homes? Please, for the sake… [Read More]

No Clutter Gift Guide

What do you get the person that has everything…..or the person that literally has EVERYthing?!   It can actually be easier to find and give gifts that don’t add clutter because there are plenty of options. Click here for my clutter-free gift giving guide.  There is sure to be something for everyone on your list…. [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Mini-Challenge: Receipts

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]

My dad turned 88!

This guy!  He doesn’t look a day over 70, but he recently turned 88. Birthdays are a time to celebrate and treat yourself.  I tend to find ways to celebrate without buying ‘stuff.’  Who needs more stuff, right? Dad’s (Rex’s) celebration went like this…… His absolute, favorite meal is breakfast so off we went to his… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Holiday Gift 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]

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: 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: 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]