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

New Acquisition Questions

I am taking this from a blog I am subscribed to, https://unclutterer.com/ We need to be aware and informed about the items we bring into our home.  If you struggle with clutter, you know that more stuff solves nothing.  So, here are some great questions to answer before acquiring something.   Print, put on an index card and laminate with clear packing … Read More

Simple Colors

I recently took a vacation to a cute little town in Vermont.  During my stay at a B&B, my husband noted the mugs and dishes used from the pottery place up the road.  We decided to stop in to check it out. Walking in, it felt like what a massage would look like.  All white walls, light pine floors and … Read More

The Maybe’s

How much of your clutter is “the maybe’s?”  Maybe I will take a trip there.  Maybe I will use that in a project.  Maybe I will fit into those pants again.  These are the things we have questions on and weigh us down with indecision. So, where does all the current trip planning, current projects and current pants stand out?  … 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

Limits

Limits are super helpful when you have an area that you just can’t seem to keep in check.  Limits can be for your time, money, things, relationships; almost anything. A great quote on limits is from “The Power of Less” by Leo Babauta.  “A life without limits is taking a cup of red dye and pouring it into the ocean, … Read More

Duplicity

I see this a lot in homes, a new bed is bought because well you need it and suddenly you decide the old one is still useful so you put it in the basement.  New couch? Well, let’s place the old one in the basement with the other couch that we actually bought for the space as a spare.  Because … 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