10 Things to do for the Holidays NOW

10 Things to do for the Holidays NOW The holiday season is ramping up – it started 11/1!  Every year for most is seems like a hectic race to the finish line.  It doesn’t have to be.  Do these 10 things and set yourself up for a bit more of an organized season.  Make a list of all the people … Read More

How much is too much?

I often get asked when working with clients the question “How much is too much of x?” It may be clothing, it may be crafting items, it may be serving platters.  There is no answer I can give!  It has to be determined by the owner of the items. If you have 2 huge closets but you have several bins … Read More

Alliteration for Making Things Easier

Alliteration is all around, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and so on. It makes things easy to remember and creates a habit.  I’ve heard it on the Happier podcast recently and have read about it in other places too so I wanted to offer up a few ways you can make some alliteration slogans that make your life easier! Trouble paying … Read More

Manage Laundry Better

Everyone’s got laundry! I know some do it a lot more often than others (run out of underwear recently?), but you still need to do it!  Most sort into at least 2 categories, dark and light.  One simple time saver is to have 2 hampers!  You can get them for under $10 all over the place and it saves the … Read More

NAPO 2017 Conference

NAPO Conference 2017 Well, I just got back from the 2017 National Association for Professional Organizers conference in Pittsburgh.  This is only my second time attending but both times have been a wealth of information and a sea of organizers!  I plan on attending more sooner rather than later. As organizers, we have the ability to take a variety of … Read More

Less is More

Less is more.  I see this statement a lot with organizing and minimalism articles, posts, advertisements and such. What does this really mean? Well, let me explain.  By less, this means less belongings in all areas.  Less paper, less clothing, less toys, less stuff and maybe less obligations that are negative.  When you have less stuff, it naturally takes less … Read More

Add a Power Hour

I have been “happily” listening to the Happier Podcasts by Gretchen Rubin.  She has several great books out there on happiness and living a better life.  In the attached link for Podcast #6 she speaks on having a power hour.  Atleast once a week, set aside one hour to do the mini tasks that you have put off.  Trust me, … Read More

Boxes

One thing I see a lot of while I am organizing is boxes!  Boxes from orders, boxes from shoes, boxes from electronics, and so on.  I am all for keeping boxes but there has to be a limit. Little boxes – grab a plastic bin or a large electronics box that you think you want to keep and fold in … Read More

Step 2….

What is step 2?  Maintenance, habits.  Getting organized is fantastic.  We go through everything, pare down on our belongings so we can enjoy what we have and use.  We also pick great homes for our items where it makes sense to store them, they fit and they look good hopefully by putting them in a basket or bin or neatly … Read More

The Basics of Getting Started

I think everyone wants to get organized but getting started is something else.  It is a BIG change.  I can assure you the discomfort of the process is worth the results. Things to remember – the stuff didn’t magically get there yesterday so tomorrow it won’t magically go away.  What may have been important to you years ago, isn’t now … Read More