How Long Should You Keep Packaging Materials

Someone asked me recently what to do with all those boxes of electronics and appliances.  You may have been lucky enough to get some great presents for Christmas and now you have some boxes hanging out taking up space.  So the question is...do I have to keep them? And if so, for how long? This is not a yes or no answer so let's break it down. 1- Do you own the item still?  If no...GET RID OF IT!  If yes...see number 2. 2- Does the item have a warranty?  If ...continue reading

Guest Post: Emotions In The Trenches

I'm so excited to share a guest post with you today.   I thought this would be a perfect follow up to my last post about my sister.  I had the opportunity to help my sister with her closet.  She'll share all the gory details below but I was so very proud of her hard work.  She was prepared for the task at hand and she really was a great student.  She kept working hard until we were completely finished and she has a lovely closet as a reward.  She also happens to be a ...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

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

Let’s Get Vertical

I talk with all of my clients about using the vertical space in our homes and offices.  So often I see people using their closets to the max or using the floor space but I see vertical space being unused.  It's so valuable and can be so useful in your home.  I'll show you a few places in myhome where I am using vertical space. Off of my kitchen I have an area where we have some bins for storing headphones and chargers (and the top one has candy...shhh).  The ...continue reading