The Cottage

I have some new clients that I am pretty darn excited about.  We are new friends and have known each other for about a year.  But this is first time that we have worked on any organizing together.  They recently had the ability to travel abroad for an extended period of time and upon returning to their home they realized it was time to make some changes.  When you live out of a backpack and barely have any of your possessions with you for an extended period of time it ...continue reading

How To Keep Your Dresser Drawers Tidy

Dresser drawers get treated pretty poorly. Things are shoved in, forced to comply to the given space and things often disappear never to be heard from again. OK maybe I'm being a bit dramatic but for the most part we just don't have our drawers looking great and functioning to their greatest potential.  I thought I would offer up a few solutions for how to make your drawers a little more Neat & Pretty. These are some simple solutions that won't break the bank and you ...continue reading

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

War on School Papers

If you're anything like me...you are always battling a war on paper...specifically school papers.  We talked about those stacks of paper last week.  Let's continue to talk about how those stacks of paper enter your home.  They don't always enter your home as a stack...usually they come in the form of cute drawings and special stories written by your children.  They come in the form of papers from the teacher and communication from school.  There are all kinds of sources  ...continue reading

Welcome to Organizing School

I mentioned this before but I wanted to come back around to this topic of similarity and discuss how it works in organizing.  I suppose one might call this a secret to creating an organized space.  I think when we are organizing a space there is some confusion about what to use, how to group and how to decide what goes together.  Most of the time the goal in organizing is to help make it easier to find things that we are looking for.  But sometimes the goal is to make ...continue reading