Closet Organizing Tip – RED ALERT!

My husband quips that I can usually be found at “fine stores everywhere”… and he’s often right. I love to shop. But I also love to have a selection of clothing that plays nicely together. This is what works for me. As soon as I get home I hang up the new items in my […]

Consider your Pets!

When taking on the task of decluttering and possibly rearranging a space, don’t forget the impact your changes may have on your pets.  You may laugh, but animals, much like humans, are creatures of habit, and when we change their world it can be a little unsettling.  I was pleasantly surprised when a client of […]

Coupons: Don’t Go Crazy!

Have you seen the television show on TLC called “Extreme Couponing“?  The show follows people who use massive quantities of coupons to get rediculous volumes of products.  Honestly, is it necessary to keep 100+ tubes of toothpaste in your home at one time?  I do give these people credit for the time and effort put […]

What “Glee” Taught Me About Organizing.

What “Glee” Taught Me About Organizing.

It just so happens that my kids and I are “Gleeks”, the term used for fans of the show.  It’s one of the few programs on TV that we can agree on and watch together.  But it was a recent episode where I found myself especially enthralled – the cast was dealing with issues of […]

Do You Love It?

At one of Erin’s recent presentations of Inherited Belongings, I was enlightened by some insights brought to my attention.  The topic focuses on how a parent’s downsizing, moving or death can result in accumulation of belongings that end up cluttering your life.  There are a lot of questions we can ask ourselves when we are […]

To Make or Not to Make the Bed

Funny how there are just some topics that stir up quite a bit of debate – something that folks feel strongly about and love to convince others to join “their side” of the argument.  Making the bed is one of those topics.  Whenever it comes up in conversation, whether it’s with my other mom-friends, organizer […]

Don’t Forget Your Library!

I am shocked to see just how many books people keep in their homes and just how infrequently those books are actually referenced.  Don’t forget that you have a library!  They are everywhere and most are free to join.  The amount of resources are abundant and – the best part? You don’t have to find […]

It’s a Family Affair

Keep the lines of communication open in the family.  If one member of the family is working with an organizer, it is essential that he/she transfers skills and ideas to the other family members in a timely manner.  There is nothing worse than attempting a major change in your home only to have it sabotaged […]

Tips for Filing Your Taxes

No, I can’t offer many tips for making sense out of your 1040, but I can help you with coming up with a system for keeping your tax-related paperwork organized.  What you’ll need: hanging exterior file folders (9) interior file folders (9) Banker’s boxes (just 1 if you don’t have much tax-related paperwork each year; […]

“Do I need to keep this paper?” Six questions to ask yourself

From time to time, we all ask ourselves, “Do I really need to keep this paper?”  Here are six questions, based on Judith Kohlberg’s “Gathering Guidelines,” to help you make that decision. Do I know or understand this already? Am I still interested in knowing this? Is a better, fresher version of this likely to […]