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

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

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

Clip It Up

It's almost back to school time! All three of my children will be going to school full time this year.  This year we're moving back into our regular school building after it has been COMPLETELY renovated..in fact, most of it was demolished and a new building was built behind and attached to the historic building.  Suffice it to say that there will be a lot of change and chaos around the start of school this year. Thankfully our school is fantastic at communication. ...continue reading