Melissa Belliard, Living Peace professional organizer, shares some ideas about using the SWABS system to organize your basement.
If you live in the Northeast or any part of the country where it snows often during the winter, you eventually get a little cabin fever. Why not channel that extra energy into something productive? Here are some ideas for organizing your home on a snowy day (for those who live in non-snowy areas, perhaps […]
In this video, Living Peace Professional Organizer, Melissa Belliard, goes over the Living Peace organizing process called SWABS. SWABS stands for Sort, Weed, Assign homes, Buy containers and Set up & Label. This is a great process to help you organize anything that comes your way! Check out a previous blog post from Living Peace […]
Hello, fellow empty nesters! Today I’d like to talk about the grieving process and how it relates to our current situation, and give you some suggestions as it relates to the organizing process. Some of you may be familiar with the work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying.”; she proposed […]
Melissa Bellliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, continues her series for Empty Nesters and offers some helpful ideas on how best to manage the organizing of intangible items while your kids head off to college. The four areas Melissa covers in this post are: Financial, Insurance, Records, and Phone. Checklist of things you can transfer to […]
Perhaps your darling cherubs are returning home from school for the holiday break. We both know that they will expect to come and go as they please without checking in, just like at school, right? That is a topic for another professional! As an organizing professional, I would like to focus on how you can […]
If your children have recently left the nest, you may be surprised at how full your pantry still is. Or maybe you have been coupon shopping or shopping bulk, and now you have 15 boxes of rice pilaf and no idea how you accumulated so many! This post will help you shop your own pantry […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers some suggestions on what to do with your old Halloween costumes that you are ready to discard or donate.
If your children have recently left the nest, you may be surprised at how full your fridge stays or how much lower your grocery bill is. You may still be making meals to feed a family of four or five or a half dozen, and are not sure how to reduce the amounts you are […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers some suggestions for where to donate your unwanted goods. Clothing donations – Google your local thrift store, or try one of these organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters: http://www.bbbsdonate.org/ Vietnam Veterans of America: http://www.scheduleapickup.com/ Goodwill: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ The Salvation Army: www.satruck.org Here is the link to the original Tuesday Tip […]