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What comes first – Cleaning vs Organizing

As a professional organizer, I am often asked whether prospective clients should have their homes cleaned or organized first. In order to do an effective cleaning job, the clutter must be dealt with first. Simply stacking and stuffing clutter will not have long term benefits. While both are important and go hand in hand, it […]

Organizing grooming products and cosmetics

Now is a good time to get a handle on personal grooming products and makeup. Just about everyone, especially kids and teenagers, have a lot of grooming products strewn around the house. The bathroom clutter is a stress inducer, and to reduce it is to lessen your anxiety. The mess can be found all over […]

Organizing cards and special letters from the past

While the younger generation is all about e-cards for birthdays and other occasions, many of us are used to good old-fashioned greeting cards and letters. That letter from Aunt Thelma you got when you went off to college has a special spot in your heart. How do you decide what to keep when it comes […]

Change of seasons, change your closet

As we get closer to summer, it is time to switch your closets around to make space for warm weather clothing. Here are some tips to make your closet switch better for this season and the next one. In organizing, there is something called the 80-20 rule. People wear only 20% of their clothing 80% […]

Tips & Tricks: May 2014

Quote of the Month “…man’s sentimental attachment to objects is one of life’s greatest consolations.” Orhan Pamuk, The Innocence of Objects A great big “WELCOME!” to all of our new subscribers this month. Thanks for joining us – it’s really great to have you with us. Sentimental Attachments – ouch! The popular suggestion of letting […]

11 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

Having a yard sale sounds like a great idea for downsizing and organizing. However, a lot of work will need to go into the job. This is not a five minute job, it takes a lot of time to get everything together, tagged and ready for a sale. Then, you need to let people know […]

Going on a trip? Six tips to help you pack.

When you find out that you need to go away for work or pleasure, do you immediately go into panic mode? Is packing a nightmare for you? Here are some tips to help make traveling much easier by being prepared and organized. Tip #1: Make a list. As with many organizing chores, it is a […]

Tips & Tricks: April 2014

Quote of the Month “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss Today or not Today? – That is the Question. Most of us have the best of intentions when it comes to getting things done. Before falling asleep or upon wakening, we might be batting around ideas in our heads […]

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Organizing your accessories

There never seems to be a good spot for the belts and scarves. These oddly shaped, impossible to fold objects cause some people a lot of grief. To decrease clutter, you can try a new way to store all of your accessories. If you want to keep your belts in a drawer, invest in dividers […]

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Managing bulk products

With all of the stores like Sam’s Club and Costco selling giant-sized products at reduced prices, it is no wonder people have all kinds of stuff crammed into their pantries. In order to make the most of these discounted products and reduce your stress, a system needs to be in place. The first thing you […]