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

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

My House Grew Three Sizes Today

One of my favorite parts about the Christmas holiday is putting away Christmas Decorations.  I love how my house feels so much larger after all the decorations are put back up into the attic.  Today was that day.  I thought I would share just a few simple things that I do to make it a bit easier to get the decorations out and put them away when we are finished.  For the record I had  great plan to get these things photographed before hubby put them up in the attic but I ...continue reading

Give Honor To The Things You Love

Today I helped a client choose what to put on some built in shelves in her dining/living area.  She hadn't really touched the shelves since she unpacked when they first moved in and random things were on the shelf.  We emptied the shelves completely and then I asked her to look around and bring me things that she loved.  At first, she had a hard time picking things.  She brought me one or two and I picked a few I personally loved.  Then she really started thinking about ...continue reading