So You Say You Want Technology

My children love technology.  Who am I kidding...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  But in real life you can't sit on your iPod all day and ignore that there are chores and responsibilities for each of us. In real life we have to be responsible.  At least that's what I tell myself when I sit down to pay bills. What's that saying? “If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want do when you want to do ...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

Fancy Food

My newest client and I have been working on different projects in her house. This week we decided to organize her pantry. She and I had looked at several pantries on Pinterest to brainstorm for ideas. She has a pretty standard large cabinet pantry with wooden shelves that are very deep. Things were getting lost in the back of the pantry and although she was still having a hard time getting all the spaces to work right for her kitchen. Unfortunately I don't have a before ...continue reading

Office and Laundry Room Update

Back in August we decided to update our laundry room/storage area and turn it into a functional office space for the Mister and a much more comfortable laundry room for myself.  This area is accessed by going out of our house into our carport and then there is a little room off the carport.  It's been cold and ugly and dirty...not exactly the place you'd like to be doing laundry or working, right? Here is a little reminder of what we did to the room in August. And here ...continue reading

Double Up!

Have you ever considered that having two of an item might make your life a little easier?  I know doubling what you have wouldn't be called decluttering or simplifying but it might really make life easier if you don't have to go hunting for that one item.  Here are a few items I was thinking of that might be a good idea to duplicate: 1-cleaning supplies - Having a set of cleaning supplies on each floor of your house (or maybe in each bathroom) would make it easier to do ...continue reading