Back To School Stacks

  I feel like most of what I have done this week is put out fires and tackle stacks.  Monday was our first day of school.  I have two in elementary school and this year I have one in middle school.  This means two times the parent meetings, two times the school events and two times the paperwork.  Well, truly I have three sets of paperwork but two different schools means different channels of communication going out and coming in.  To top that all off I spent all ...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

Time Timer For The Win

I have three children.  I have three children who all attend the same school.  I have three children who all attend the same school and all need a little help getting ready for school in the morning.  Did I mention that I don't like talking to people in the morning...much less prodding children along when they want to stay in bed and play with lego in the morning?  Yea, that's our life.  I went to visit my good friend Jenni and she introduced me to the idea of using a ...continue reading

Monday Challenge : List-en Up!

It's back to school week here at Moon Headquarters.  The kids are headed off on Wednesday which means that in theory I should be able to accomplish more than one or two things in a day.   This means my list making skills are about to be put to good use.  This year I am going to be working, serving as PTA secretary, serving the campus students at church, helping my husband with one of his ventures and mommying full time.  There is something so incredibly frustrating about ...continue reading