common organizing mistakes can lead to clutter

Common organizing mistakes

Some people believe if their home is clean, it’s organized. That is not necessarily true. Clutter can be hidden in closets or under beds. People may have trouble finding things because they don’t have storage containers clearly labeled. How do you make sure you don’t take these organizing missteps? Kitchen counters You don’t have to […]

uncluttered office

Uncluttered office

Having an organized office will help increase your productivity and make the most of each day. Do you spend a lot of time looking for things you can’t find in your home office? It’s time to move toward a clutter free office. Multipurpose space If your home office is also used for another purpose, make […]

power cord organizing

Untangling power cords

There is no escape from the technology these days. We all have a lot of electronics in our homes. Keeping the power cords from becoming a tangled mess can be a challenge. A television with a cable box and DVR or Blu-ray can have a mass of intertwined wires coming from the back of it. […]

aim4order professional organizer

Drowning in Paper?

OCTOBER 2016 When you’re ‘in it’ it’s very hard to imagine moving beyond the struggle. If you are one of the many, many folks who struggle with paper accumulation, consider participating in a 3 week program that can change your life. Literally. Read on to learn more. H.O.W. to Get Organized Getting organized is easier […]

using a home office comes with its own challenges

Achieving an orderly home office

Messy home office? Use of a home office is very popular among entrepreneurs, mompreneurs and small businesses. Having an office in your home saves commuting time and paying for office space. At the same time, it can be difficult to separate the office from the home. You may have to share your office space either with someone […]

aim4order professional organizer

Declutter – 5 reasons why you should do it now

May 2016 Tips & Tricks Get the scoop on why you should declutter your home. “It always seems impossible until  it’s done.” Nelson Mandela 5 Best Reasons to Declutter It seems as though everyone is talking about decluttering and downsizing these days….or maybe it’s just the company I keep. There is a lot in the media […]

multipurpose room baltimore

Create a multipurpose room, not a dumping ground

The luxury of a spare room is something few of us enjoy. But many Baltimore area homes have three or more bedrooms, offering homeowners the chance to create a multipurpose room. Making the best of the space can be a challenge. Be careful to use it without having this room become a major source of […]

Purging your book collection

Every adult has accumulated an assortment of books through the years. Every topic including kids, reference, hobbies, novels, collector’s items and more can be found in bookshelves all over Baltimore. It’s tough to get rid of things that have an emotional attachment, but books that are never read are taking up precious space. People often […]

Organizing Your Digital Afterlife

We all need to make arrangements for what happens after we are gone. We need to prepare for our personal effects including what is on the computer. Only half of American adults have a will. Far less have prepared for their digital afterlife. As we have discussed in previous blogs, you need to keep a […]

Ecycling made simple

When organizing your home or office, you may discover old electronics that either no longer work or you don’t need. Electronics should not be thrown in the trash because they contain hazardous materials that do not belong in the landfill. You can ecycle (recycle electronics), or in some cases, sell them. Recently in California, someone […]