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5 tips for teaching your children how to do chores

March 18, 2014

It probably makes sense that if you live in a house of, say, 5 people and you are the only one who cleans while the other 4 members seem to be the ones who make messes, your house will always be messy, no matter how much housework you do! Everyone in the family needs to […]

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Solved! Organizing pans and baking tins in the kitchen

March 5, 2014

I have been organizing a lot of kitchens lately, and it seems like the toughest thing to organize in the kitchen are the pots and pans! Those darn handles! So I love this solution using a few organizing products. Simple, inexpensive shelf dividers from The Container Store separate baking tins and trays up above, while […]

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What do you do when your child wants to keep every toy forever?

February 20, 2014

My work as a professional organizer often takes me into children’s rooms and play areas. Frequently these rooms look like they were hit by a toy hurricane. It can seem like an overwhelming job to bring order back to these spaces, but the thing to remember is this: If you get rid of the excess, […]

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How to overcome feelings of dread, inertia when starting an organizing project

February 18, 2014

Do you know what is often the hardest part of getting organized? Getting started! So often, we look at the room that needs decluttering and a feeling of dread and exhaustion overtakes us before we even pick up the first object. We think, “There’s no way I could go through every single thing in this […]

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Never walk on dirty clothes again! Tips for taming the laundry monster at home

February 12, 2014

Do you struggle with managing clothing in your house? I have worked with many organizing clients, who are stressed out about the clothing situation in their home.  See if you can relate to any of the issues below: Do you have large piles of dirty clothing in your laundry room (at least 3 loads-worth) that […]

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No-fail organizing tips for every room of your house

February 5, 2014

Sometimes you just need a few organizing tips to kick start your organizing project. I made a list below of many of the tips I tell my clients.  Kitchen 1. Store kitchen utensils and equipment near where they get used in the kitchen. For example, store your pots and pans near the stove. Store your […]

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How organizers around the USA organize Legos

January 30, 2014

I get asked about organizing Legos a lot. A LOT. My previous blog posts with tips for organizing Legos are in the top 5 most popular blog posts I have ever written (the other most popular blog posts I wrote were about organizing stuffed animals). So I decided rather than doing a Google search to […]

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Clever, cheap DIY way for keeping cooking utensils off the counter

January 28, 2014

I love this clever DIY reuse idea! In case it’s not immediately obvious, this person has mounted an old rake head to the wall to hang her cooking utensils within arm’s reach. Much better than the utensils-in-the-crock-on-the-counter routine that so many of use (have you ever looked inside that crock? It holds a nasty accumulation […]

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5 tricks to make your house look more organized that won’t cost you a dime

January 21, 2014

If you look through home magazines or the most recent The Container Store catalog, you might get the impression that getting organized will cost you a lot of money. If you buy a bunch of their products, it certainly will! But there are at least 5 things you can do TODAY that will make your […]

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How to organize those boxes of photos

January 8, 2014

Long ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, many of us had cameras with removable film, which we took to a store to be developed. Afterward, we ended up with a package of printed photos. If we were super-diligent, we immediately plopped those photos into an album. But if we were like, say, 75 percent […]

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