decluttering and donating

What do I have to donate? If we’re lucky, we’ve all been stuck in our homes for the past few weeks and months. And yes, I said, “lucky”. Because there are millions who are living with housing insecurity and homelessness during this global pandemic.  If you’re at home, you’ve likely done some organizing – Google searches for decluttering…

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getting organized with to dos

Who doesn’t need a little help getting organized?  While I hardly consider myself an “expert”, I am thrilled to be included in this list.  Check out this link to some great tips – ranging from increasing your mindfulness to creating drop zones and to-do lists. Here’s to your organized life….https://upjourney.com/how-to-be-more-organized    

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hidden storage spaces

Finding good hiding spots… Do you think finding good hiding spots is all about playing “hide and seek” or having a great Easter egg hunt?  In organizing, good hiding spots mean effective space management.  Maximizing your existing storage comes in many forms.  Closet organizing, purging unneeded and unused items and choosing effective storage are important. …

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winter snow flakes

Why your organized home isn’t like anyone else’s… As no two snowflakes are alike, no two organized homes are the same.   When working with clients, I’m often asked to replicate a system or solution modeled in someone else’s home or in a magazine or often, Pinterest.  But like all unique snowflakes, every organizing challenge and…

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bathroom cabinet do not enter

How did it get this way? Quick, name the one space in your home that is REALLY disorganized and in need of some serious decluttering.  Many clients say basement, playroom or closets and yes, these are often trouble spots in the home.  But one of the most important spaces that often gets overlooked is the…

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warranties and manuals

This “thing” is not working – now what? Can you put your hands on the manual and receipt for your non-working refrigerator in less than 5 minutes? Found the manual? Great. Is it still under warranty and when and where did I purchase this anyway? Product manuals and invoices/receipts for all our many items can…

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glass jar pantry organization

What works for you? Everyone has that space in their home or office that is an organizing challenge, including organizers!  Does your mudroom/transitional space get messy and cluttered quickly and repeatedly?  It’s often a struggle to keep basements organized.  That large open space often becomes a dumping ground for items we don’t quite know what…

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organized pantry

Start with the stuff, not the box or the bin For most of us, getting organized is a challenge.  As a first step, we go out and try to purchase the “right storage” – the pretty box or plastic bin.  But the reality is that getting organized isn’t about the box or the bin; it’s…

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messy bedroom

Why can’t I keep my stuff organized? Have you ever wondered why you can’t get or stay organized?  Do you think it’s about all the stuff you have?  Honestly, it’s never about the stuff; it’s about why and how we keep our stuff that bogs us down.  Nothing comes into your space without your permission;…

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woman with mess of clothes

Why organizing needs to be intuitive… When people learn what I do, I invariably get the question “can you organize me?”  My answer is always yes, but you won’t stay organized.  Why is that?  Organizing isn’t about boxes and bins; it’s not about fancy organizing products or systems.  Organizing is about finding your stuff when…

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