Mittens, Mittens Everywhere

organizing your winter gear

Welcome to mid-winter (almost) It’s less than a week to Groundhog Day.  And regardless of what that pesky groundhog declares on February 2nd, we all know there’s a lot more cold and wet to come.  So, are you maintaining your transitional space to manage the crush of boots, jackets, mittens, gloves and snow gear?  It’s…

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What is a launching/landing pad?

Brett in mudroom

Pick the space for transition Ever heard the term launching/landing pad?  In organizer speak, this refers to the space where you “launch” out of into your day and “land” back in when you re-enter.   It’s the transitional space between being outside and inside.  The goal of this launching/landing pad is to get you in and…

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What’s your stop, drop and roll?

stop drop roll graphic

Making your transitional space work Most of us are familiar with the safety phrase “stop, drop and roll” as it relates to fire safety.  When creating transitional space, our launching/landing pad, and organizing processes, think about your “stop, drop and roll”. The idea behind this safety phrase is that we don’t continue a moment longer…

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Hooks or Hangers?


To hang or not to hang? The organizing challenges in each home and office are unique based on the layout, organizational needs and items in the space.  You need to set up the transitional space, your launching/landing pad, to meet your unique needs.  So what’s the best solution in that space – hooks or hangers? …

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Open vs closed storage

organized mudroom

What’s the right storage? The launching/landing pad, your transitional space, is a critical part of your space organization.  It’s the space that sets you up to get in and out of your home or office multiple times a day with less stress.  Once you’ve selected the spot for your launching/landing pad and determined how you…

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Clear out the junk!

messy mudroom

“One of these things is not like the other…” Do you remember that song from Sesame Street?  Keep that song in your head when you organize and especially when you think about your transitional space.  Because transitional space, the launching/landing pad, is generally right inside the home (or office), it becomes a dumping ground for…

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Did you make a mess of your mudroom?

jackets hanging in mudroom

Why do I need an organizational system for this space? Transitional space is one of my clients’ greatest challenges to keep organized.  Largely this is because it’s present in every home or office and it gets so much “traffic” every day.   And because this space is so convenient, it can become a dumping ground as…

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How much time did you spend hunting for your keys?

hanging up keys

What important items do you always need? One of the most important items we are always looking for and should be stored in the transitional space?  The KEYS.  Oh, the crisis of the lost keys…is there a person who hasn’t run around looking for the car keys to get out of the house, all the…

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One of these things is not like the other…

front door organizing photo

Why transitional spaces get so cluttered and disorganized. Cluttered and disorganized mudrooms or any transitional space is very common.  We pass through this when we exit and enter the home (or office) and it’s common to just “dump” everything.   The good news is that clearing out that space and “cleaning up the mess” is easier…

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Baskets, bins and bags – oh my!

organized room

Why we need storage in transitional space. Transitional space exists in every home and office and the right storage is critical.  With either a traditional mudroom or entry hall/room or that transitional space you’ve created, you’ve found the right space.  So once you’ve decided on your transitional space – or “launching and landing pad” as…

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