File Organizing: Use Stickers to Identify File Homes

In the process of revamping a client’s filing system recently, I recommended using matching colored interior and exterior file folders to help identify different parts of her world: family, bills, home etc. (This system is described in detail by Erin Elizabeth Wells in this video.) While color-coding a filing system is a great long-term organizational tool, it […]

Kids and Organizing: Create an Allowance and Chore Chart

The end of the school year is upon us, which means more time with the kids! Summer also means more free time for kids. If you’ve been thinking about how to give your kids more responsibility, this can be the perfect time of year to ease them into some new, more helpful habits. This summer, […]

Home Organizing: Board Games

I recently met a family who has dozens and dozens of board games that they like to play with friends. The problem is that when they want to play, they can’t remember what all their choices are. So I suggested two things: 1.  Keep all the board games together. Currently, the games are stored in […]

Basic Organizing: Keeping Track of Your Keys

I confess that I’ve had to work hard at keeping track of my keys. At home, they always go on the hook right inside the door. That’s worked well for years.  But I’ve had trouble keeping track of my keys when I’m not at home. Just put them in your purse, right?  Well, I have this […]