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The hardest part of organizing is just getting started

October 5, 2017

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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The 6 things people tend to forget to do when moving

September 28, 2017

Moving is so stressful! Our Organized Unpacking services aim to take the stress out of the move-in process by having a team of pro organizers unpack and set up your house for you. Over the years, we have seen people consistently forget to do a few key things when they move. Learn from their mistakes […]

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I’ve never seen a schedule as brilliant as this one

September 25, 2017

I work as a professional organizer with my business reSPACEd here in the Portland Metro area, and over the years I have found that a lot (maybe even most) of our organizing clients struggle with creating a schedule that works for them. Many people chafe at the thought of a schedule, because it feels so […]

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Our 9 favorite places to donate unwanted items in Portland

September 18, 2017

At reSPACEd, we work with clients to help them organize their spaces, which often means bagging up unwanted items for donation. We try to donate as much of our clients’ unwanted items as possible, rather than throwing them away. But sometimes it can be really tricky to find a place to donate certain things. So […]

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Organized Unpacking Services get you unpacked, moved in, and completely organized!

September 9, 2017

Have you ever moved into a new house and lived with boxes for weeks or even months afterward? All of us at reSPACEd have, and we know how depressing that is! So we provide Organized Unpacking services to our clients. Within 2 days, a team of professional organizers can get an average size house almost […]

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The secret to organizing Gladware leftover containers

August 16, 2017

I recently did a home organizing job out in Hillsboro. The client wanted me to reorganize the kitchen, specifically: The Gladware! Some call it Tupperware, some call it leftover containers. But we all have those little plastic tubs with the myriad lids, and for most of us, they are stashed in a jumbled drawer somewhere. […]

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Repurposing a kid’s chalkboard for family communication

August 7, 2017

I’m a professional organizer, but I’m also a mom, and my son is my guinea pig for all of my home organizing ideas. As my son has gotten older (he’s 11 now), I’ve tried to walk back my role as the Summertime Entertainment Director in order to get him to take more responsibility for his […]

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Keep your open shelves from getting cluttered with these 5 tips

July 10, 2017

Open shelving — that is, shelves that hold your collection out in the open instead of hiding it behind cabinet doors — is a SUPER popular look right now in home design, but it can be difficult to pull off. The tendency is for people to cram too much stuff on the shelves, which turns […]

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Paper/plastic bag storage solutions for the kitchen

July 5, 2017

While doing a kitchen organizing job out in Beaverton last week, I got asked about storing bags, particularly the bags that come home from stores like paper bags and plastic bags. I get asked about this a lot actually, so here’s a picture of how I store them in my house: Yep, that’s my 1990s […]

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An organizer’s system for getting laundry done

June 12, 2017

Do you struggle with managing laundry in your house? I have worked with many organizing clients, who struggle to stay on top of laundry. Here are two things I have found to be true after 9 years of working as a professional organizer with hundreds of people: The more clothing you own, the less frequently you […]

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