Craft Organizing: Toilet Bowl Brush as Crafty Clean-Up Tool

Did you ever think there may be an alternative use for a toilet bowl brush other than scrubbing the toilet?  There actually is!   The tight, coarse bristles on the brush work well to pick up stray pieces of string on carpets.   This is especially helpful for quilters who are often cutting small pieces […]

Home Organizing DIY: Kitchen Cabinets Repurposed as Bookshelves

Home Organizing DIY: Kitchen Cabinets Repurposed as Bookshelves

If you are in need of storage or bookshelves, consider using standard kitchen cabinets.  A client and I have been working to organize her craft space. I arrived one day to see two kitchen cabinets along a half-wall.  The cabinets have doors to help conceal the items being stored and match the aesthetic of the room. […]

UFO’s in Your Home?- Craft Organizing Challenges

  A crafty client of mine introduced me to a category of items in her home she referred to as “UFO’s.”  The first time I heard her refer to these items I was understandably confused.  Did she have an unusual bug that was flying in her home?  Her home had always seemed clean to me… […]

Simple Cord Storage Idea

Hooray for Pinterest and Nic Ole showing me this simple cord storage solution! Don’t we all have a box of unused cords stored somewhere in our homes? And wouldn’t this be a much nicer way to find what you need easily? If you’ve got a ton of cords (as I do), then you could even […]

What to Do with Not-Quite-Dirty Laundry

What to Do with Not-Quite-Dirty Laundry

Do you have a pile of clothes on the floor or near your dresser that you’ve worn once but could wear again before washing?  Do those clothes lay in a pile for so long that they get all wrinkled?  Are you tired of seeing a perpetual pile of not-quite-dirty clothes in your bedroom?  Well, here […]

Preschool Artwork: It’s OK to Throw Most of It Away

Preschool Artwork: It’s OK to Throw Most of It Away

Just in these past few weeks of the school year, I’ve sent home with my preschool students hundreds of paintings on oversized newsprint, drawings on dot matrix printer paper, and sculptures made of recyclables.  Most children love to create.  But what to do when all that art comes into the house? First, as a preschool […]

The Secret Weapon for Constant Decluttering: The Donation Box

In my closet, I have a very important box.  Depending on the time of year, it can range from completely empty to completely full.  I love this box because it helps me in my quest to keep our home clutter-free.  It’s my Donation Box. Right now, inside my donation box are: some decorative items that […]

Organizing House Paint- Making Touch-ups Easy

Organizing House Paint- Making Touch-ups Easy

While I don’t really need another reason to validate my peanut butter consumption, I’ve found this tip to be a handy excuse to keep my favorite snack on hand! When you’ve finished painting a room – pour out the last of the can of paint into a peanut butter jar, labeling the top and sides […]

Add Organizing Sessions To Your Gift Registry

After helping some recently engaged friends move into a new apartment together the bride to be let out a big sigh, looked at me and said, “We need to register for your services!”  My response was, “what a great idea!”   Merging households is by far one of the biggest life transitions a person will […]

Labeling Baskets with Key Tags

I have a bookshelf full of identical wicker baskets holding all different sorts of craft supplies.  I like the way they look- nice and uniform on the shelves.  But it’s been really hard to remember what is in each basket without pulling them all out to find what I’m looking for.  I needed labels. It’s […]