The Cottage

I have some new clients that I am pretty darn excited about.  We are new friends and have known each other for about a year.  But this is first time that we have worked on any organizing together.  They recently had the ability to travel abroad for an extended period of time and upon returning to their home they realized it was time to make some changes.  When you live out of a backpack and barely have any of your possessions with you for an extended period of time it ...continue reading

Five On Friday | Five Favorite Organizing Tools

I have a few favorite things when it comes to organizing.  Today I'm going to share five of them with you.  If you have ever worked with me you can probably name a few because you're probably using them in your house.   It will also come as no surprise to my friends and clients that you can find everything I suggest at Target.  That's not to say that you can't buy these things at other stores...I just may or may not have a bit of an obsession with Target.  In fact,  I ...continue reading

Q & A Hour Success

Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap That's all that could be heard at my house for the past hour.  I hosted an online question and answer session for locals interested in organizing.  They posted questions about and pictures of problem areas.  I encouraged them to post the things that are stumping them in their organizing process.  I then offered them different solutions for how to choose the right storage containers and ways to think ...continue reading

Julie’s Principles of Organizing

Someone asked me the other day what were some common things I tell my clients.  I thought about it some and these are some things I try to teach all my clients.  If we have worked together before you'll probably be nodding your head along the way.   I hope these help spark some ideas for you and help you get started on your journey to having a Neat & Pretty space to enjoy! 1. Use Vertical Space We all know how to use flat surfaces to store our stuff (aka piles) ...continue reading

Basement Blues Be Gone

One of my faithful clients has recently moved into a new home.  Their previous home had a large unfinished basement and this new home has an equally large finished basement.  In an unfinished basement you care about how things look but let's face it...you're looking at studs and insulation all around you.  It's not THAT pretty.  But when your space is finished you tend to feel the need to take your room to another level.  My client loved this new space but she was ...continue reading