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You know what is a gigantic waste of time and money? Organizing things you may never use or look at again. Examples include: Getting an expensive filing cabinet for documents you may never look at again Buying expensive shelving to hold box after box of memorabilia out in the garage Spending the time organizing hundreds […]

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When it comes to home organizing, nothing is harder to organize than memorabilia. (Memorabilia are objects we keep because they remind us of past events in our lives.) It’s not the sorting and categorizing of memorabilia that is so hard; it’s making decisions about what to keep or toss that makes it feel so overwhelming. […]

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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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In January, all of the big box stores put their organizing and storage-related products on sale. It can be a great time to buy, but it can be overwhelming  to figure out what is best for your space. Today, I will explain some basic shelving options to you and tell you how to use each […]

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Organizing Idea of the Week: Garage

by respaced on July 24, 2013

It’s amazing what a difference color can make in a garage. Most people don’t think about painting the interior of a garage, which results in a space that feels very utilitarian and drab. So why not paint it and make it an area to feel proud of? We organizers know that the better a space […]

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As we head into prime vacation and travel time, it’s important to make sure our cars are clutter-free. Clutter in a car can be deadly during an accident. Here are some things to keep in mind: 1. In the event of an accident, anything not fastened down (ie. all of your clutter) could become projectiles. […]

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5 tips for keeping clutter out of your house

by respaced on May 17, 2013

  It’s hard to find the energy/time/interest to organize. So when that inspiration to organize finally hits and you are able to clean out that black hole in your home, you probably feel ecstatic! Yay! Time to post a brag picture to Pinterest! But how often have you kicked clutter to the curb only to […]

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11 of my favorite organizing tips

by respaced on March 1, 2013

There are entire sections of book stores devoted to books chock-full of organizing tips. But who has time to read all of those? Let me boil them down for you: 1. Before you buy any storage products or start pitching your stuff, you need to decide how you want your space to function. What activities […]

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If you work part time, full time or have very young children at home, the idea of organizing your space, or even tidying up, might seem like a joke at best. Who has time for that when you work 8, 10 or 12 hours a day? Some of my clients have been in this situation, […]

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Oftentimes, I get asked the question, how many ________ should I own? One way to answer that question is to turn it on its head and ask the questioner, how much time are you willing to devote to managing those items (ie. finding a home for them, cleaning them, putting them away when you are […]

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