Why The Client Called Me I’ve been working with this specific fabulous woman for a few years, each session tackling an organizing project that seemed large and daunting: think garage, closets, storage units, moves. This time, though, she wanted freedom from something that stared her in the face daily: to clean up her desk drawers. Solution There are three ways to deal with drawers - let’s call them, ah-hem, junk drawers. Try any one of these methods if it sounds appealing, an
It is just so darn tempting - I know. Walking into The Container Store, gazing at all those sexy organizing baskets and jewelry containers. Imagine how gorgeous your spaces would look if only you had that shiny orange desktop letter holder! STOP. Don’t believe yourself. Don’t believe all the magazines showcasing the picture-perfect, neatly-labeled baskets that never overflow, like in real life. Don’t give in to media’s glorification of storage baskets. We started February ide
Last week I wrote about four common organizing mistakes and how to avoid them. I touched on the problem of putting low-use items in the "high-rent districts" of your home or office. Let’s inventory a few key areas -like your kitchen, home office, bathroom, and entryway- to help you identify some potential roadblocks to your organization efforts and resolve them. Kitchen Whether you have a small or large kitchen, your countertops and cabinets are high-dollar real estate. Are
We’ve just finished decluttering during the annual 31-Day Get Organized Challenge, so why bring clutter and mess right back in with Valentine's Day? Here are a few ideas to show your love without dragging along a lot of extra clutter. (And yes: we left out the standard chocolate and roses...you can come up with that by yourself!) Sweet Ideas for your Spouse/Partner or Parent Write a real love letter or poem or song (or read one you feel fits your feelings about your partner).
Many a client has called me after their own attempt(s) to declutter and organize their home or office has failed. Why does this happen? Why do our efforts seem to only last for a day, a week or maybe a month, if we're lucky? Do you feel like you're constantly making mistakes, but you don't realize it until later? Here are a few of the most common mistakes we make when trying to get organized. (Don’t worry…over the course of the month, we’ll address ways to remediate these iss