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

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

The Great Toy Purge

I had a reader ask me recently "Julie, how do you get kids to purge their toys? We are moving in the next month and I NEED to get my son's toy area reduced!!"  Such a great question. It's usually easy for us mother' to purge toys.  Things that relatives have given our children that we hate or are too noisy.  Toys that we don't see our children enjoying and playing with.  Large toys that take up lots of room.  These are easy for us...but what do you do when your child is ...continue reading

I Love Chests!

One of my favorite storage tools often goes unrecognized.  Many people assume that a chest is only used for clothing in a bedroom.  I would like to hold your hand and help you step out of the box and think about using chests/dressers as storage all over your house.   I love to use them to organize all over my house.  Here is a chest that a client of mine just purchased to use in her living room.  She had it painted a fun color to add a little pop in her decor.  She plans ...continue reading

Pinterest Challenge…Measure Up

  So many of us want to spend time organizing every last beautiful thing our children do.  How they look, what they say, how they are growing...the list goes on and on doesn't it? I want to but the truth is that I have three children and two businesses and a busy life.   I have managed to put a few things down in a baby book and I've been pretty  good about documenting their live in photos.  One thing we are always talking about here at our house is how big the ...continue reading