The Great Toy Purge

I had a reader ask me recently "Julie, how do you get kids to purge their toys? We are moving in the next month and I NEED to get my son's toy area reduced!!"  Such a great question. It's usually easy for us mother' to purge toys.  Things that relatives have given our children that we hate or are too noisy.  Toys that we don't see our children enjoying and playing with.  Large toys that take up lots of room.  These are easy for us...but what do you do when your child is ...continue reading

Intentional Shelves: Before & After

Just because you have a huge basement with lots of shelves doesn't mean you can't get overwhelmed by your stuff and getting it put on those shelves.  This is a wonderful before and after that I worked on with my client.  Her basement is very large and they have some awesome metal shelving that they have attached to the walls in the basement.  She hadn't really ever made the time to put things on the shelf in an organized way.  Something I teach all my clients is to be ...continue reading

Organized Christmas Shopping

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping?  Have you started yet?  I am in the middle somewhere.  I have a couple of people to buy a gift for who I'm undecided.  I have a few things I'm waiting for in the mail.  I have a few little things to pick up but have plans to do that on Friday.  I thought I would tell you about a couple of tools that have helped me be really organized for shopping this year. Amazon Universal Wishlist   First you go to Amazon Universal ...continue reading

A Bad Case of The Basement Blues

Do you have a room in your house that just makes you depressed?  You enter it only to just turn around and walk away?  This is exactly how my client felt about her basement.  She was paralyzed by the amount of stuff she had accumulated.  She also couldn't figure out where to start.  We had already worked on the rooms in the main living area of her house earlier in the month.  The upstairs was looking beautiful but the basement...just gloomy. ...continue reading