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Nifty Gifty Ideas for any Holiday

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Nifty Gifty Ideas for any Holiday

I stink at choosing gifts because I agonize over each gift, buy it, return it and cross my fingers they like it.  Then I wised up and decided to stop buying stuff for the sake of buying stuff.  It didn’t feel aligned with who I am (the Queen of decluttering). I wanted to be more…

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Donation Station

October 28, 2011

Every home should have a donation station.  A box, bag or other container to hold the items you want to pass on to your favorite charity.   Label your container “donate” and set in a location that is accessible to all your household members.  We have our bags in our basement laundry room. This station provides…

Just for today…

October 25, 2011

Organization requires changing your habits and routines.   Have you ever heard the expression, “if you do what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten?” Do you want to develop better organizing habits but it just seems too hard and too overwhelming to change the way you do things? I’d like…

Organize for a walk, run, swim, or a bike ride.

October 15, 2011

We have a large, sometimes obnoxious, yellow lab named Cleo. Cleo needs a daily walk to mellow her out. I also require a daily walk to mellow out. Sometimes a few of my friends and their dogs come along. If you are a dog walker you are well aware that dogs usually need to stop,…

Garage Organizing: Client Success Story

October 11, 2011

My client’s garage needed a bit more organization.  She hated looking at the mess, it made her feel awful but she was too overwhelmed to do anything about it.  She called me and found out I don’t get overwhelmed very easily, because I love to organize. We had a great time together.  She purged like…

Is your garage clean enough to eat in it?

October 4, 2011

I would not call this garage your every day sort of garage.  In fact it’s no longer used as a garage, it’s now a 50’s diner and a fun space for entertaining.  They went above and beyond organizing their garage! We happened upon this garage during our road trip to Maine in 2006.  Our car…

Garage Organizing Tip: Garage Shelving

September 29, 2011

I’ve emphasized using your garage walls to their fullest potentials in my garage blog posts.  This includes installing shelves to maximize vertical storage space. Our shelves are attached to the walls; free standing, sturdy shelves are another option. There are also storage racks that hang from the ceiling.  www.Saferacks.com The shelves in our garage hold…

Garage Tips: Storage Containers

September 23, 2011

Labeled storage containers keep a category of like things together.  Items stored in containers on a shelf or in a cabinet will be easy to find and accessible.  Think outside of the organizing box when choosing containers.  I have used the following to contain items in my garage or in client’s garages. Laundry Baskets: toys,…

Garage Organizing Tip: Garage Hooks

September 19, 2011

Make friends with these rubber/plastic coated garage hooks. They are sturdy. They are functional. They are economical. They are available in a variety of and shapes that allow you to hang just about anything. We’ve used hooks for ladders, bikes, tools, weed wacker, extension cord, a fertilizer spreader, and chairs. Hooks + Stud = very…

Garage Organizing Tip: Organizing Small Tools.

September 16, 2011

Do you waste time looking for your tools?  Have you ever purchased a tool you couldn’t find only to find it later?  Organize your tools in a manner that will allow you to simply find them instead of wasting time and money. My husband built a workbench with a pegboard above it.  We have one…

Garage Tip: A Solution for Organizing Large Yard Tools

September 13, 2011

Are your rakes, shovels and other yard/garden tools taking up precious floor space in your garage?  Are they tangled up in one big pile so you avoid doing yard work?  That’s your excuse and you are sticking to it. Hang them from the garage walls.  The supplies you need are large nails, scrap lumber, decking…

Garage Organizing Tip: Maximize garage space so you can actually park your car in the garage.

September 9, 2011

  This is our garage. There’s a lot of stuff in our garage.  Most of this stuff belongs to my husband, a fishing/outdoor enthusiast.  He is also the “saver” in the family.  “You never know when you are going to need a piece of an old bicycle inner tube; let’s save it” he tells me. …

Garage: Using a Locked Storage Cabinet to Organize Hazardous Items and Valuables

September 6, 2011

A storage cabinet with doors will keep hazardous items like garden chemicals, paint, and pesticides out of the reach of children, especially if it’s locked.  If you have valuable tools in your garage, you may want locked storage.  Before we organized my client’s garage, she had pesticides sitting next to macaroni and cheese they stored…