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

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

Let’s Get Vertical

I talk with all of my clients about using the vertical space in our homes and offices.  So often I see people using their closets to the max or using the floor space but I see vertical space being unused.  It's so valuable and can be so useful in your home.  I'll show you a few places in myhome where I am using vertical space. Off of my kitchen I have an area where we have some bins for storing headphones and chargers (and the top one has candy...shhh).  The ...continue reading

Fancy Food

My newest client and I have been working on different projects in her house. This week we decided to organize her pantry. She and I had looked at several pantries on Pinterest to brainstorm for ideas. She has a pretty standard large cabinet pantry with wooden shelves that are very deep. Things were getting lost in the back of the pantry and although she was still having a hard time getting all the spaces to work right for her kitchen. Unfortunately I don't have a before ...continue reading