Guest Post: Controlling “Dump” Zones

There are a few other organizers I have met in this great town of Athens. I love that we can support one another. I had the pleasure of having coffee with a new organizer just getting her feet wet in this business, Lisa Lewis.  She has some great ideas and has been working on her own home and friends spaces for some time and is now available to help others. She has a special passion for helping those whose clutter has become debilitating and extreme.  But for today I've ...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

Let’s Tackle Some Kitchens

Here's a challenge for you. Today I'm working on a client kitchen. We are going to take a look at all the cabinets, make sure we are using them the most efficient way and then organize them. I guarantee we will find some things to purge and I guarantee we will find something the client didn't know was there. Let's work on our kitchens today. Even if it's just one cabinet in your kitchen (pantry, silverware drawer, cups, pots)...pull it all out, assess what you have and ...continue reading

Q & A Hour Success

Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap That's all that could be heard at my house for the past hour.  I hosted an online question and answer session for locals interested in organizing.  They posted questions about and pictures of problem areas.  I encouraged them to post the things that are stumping them in their organizing process.  I then offered them different solutions for how to choose the right storage containers and ways to think ...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