Christmas Presents Organized

It's so funny that when you are an organizer you naturally come up with a system for everything.  This time I came up with a system for organizing our Christmas presents. I'm not talking about the lists I have for each person I'm shopping for or the Wunderlist I've created for store by store shopping.  I'm talking about keeping track of what present is for what family after it's been wrapped and tagged.  If you're anything like our family we celebrate with friends and ...continue reading

No office? No problem!

So you don't have a dedicated space in your home for an office...you're not alone.  So often those spaces get taken over my the little humans we have created.  I used to have an office...now I have Scarlett.  Ha! But seriously...just because you don't have an office doesn't mean you don't have office stuff.  Printer paper, staplers, tape, file folders, extra checks, rubber bands, etc.  In my house I decided to dedicate a hall closet in my house to be my office supply ...continue reading

Intentional Shelves: Before & After

Just because you have a huge basement with lots of shelves doesn't mean you can't get overwhelmed by your stuff and getting it put on those shelves.  This is a wonderful before and after that I worked on with my client.  Her basement is very large and they have some awesome metal shelving that they have attached to the walls in the basement.  She hadn't really ever made the time to put things on the shelf in an organized way.  Something I teach all my clients is to be ...continue reading

Double Up!

Have you ever considered that having two of an item might make your life a little easier?  I know doubling what you have wouldn't be called decluttering or simplifying but it might really make life easier if you don't have to go hunting for that one item.  Here are a few items I was thinking of that might be a good idea to duplicate: 1-cleaning supplies - Having a set of cleaning supplies on each floor of your house (or maybe in each bathroom) would make it easier to do ...continue reading

Organized Christmas Shopping

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping?  Have you started yet?  I am in the middle somewhere.  I have a couple of people to buy a gift for who I'm undecided.  I have a few things I'm waiting for in the mail.  I have a few little things to pick up but have plans to do that on Friday.  I thought I would tell you about a couple of tools that have helped me be really organized for shopping this year. Amazon Universal Wishlist   First you go to Amazon Universal ...continue reading