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Christmas is over, which means it’s time for the worst part of the holidays for most people: taking down and figuring out what to do with all of the holiday decor. You can always call in one of our organizers to take down and pack up your Christmas decor for you. Click here for more […]

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30 Christmas gifts to give kids that are not toys!

by respaced on December 4, 2017

I first wrote this list 5 years ago when my son was 7. He’s turning 12 soon (yikes! Where does the time go?) and I still find myself returning to this list each year, but now it’s to find something to give him other than Legos. Don’t get me wrong –we love Legos. It’s just […]

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I was searching for a good Thanksgiving-related story to share with you on this blog when I came across this incredible act of kindness two organizers showed a houseless woman living in a tiny house down in San Francisco. These are fellow organizers in the same professional association I belong to. Here’s the story: Several […]

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Beware of adorable stuffed Easter bunnies!

by respaced on March 19, 2015

See how cute these Easter plush animals are, just staring out at you from the store shelf with their big, sad eyes? Wouldn’t your children just love a cute, cuddly, brand-new stuffed Easter bunny for Easter this year? Here is a bit of Easter-related organization advice: If your kid is like so many other kids, […]

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In the quest to find ever more space in our homes, we often neglect to think VERTICAL. Beyond installing more shelves and bookcases, look around and see if some of your furniture may be able to be tipped on its side to give it a fresh new look. This is what I did here with […]

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Easter organization tip for parents

by respaced on April 8, 2014

See how cute these Easter plush animals are, just staring out at you from the store shelf with their big, sad eyes? Wouldn’t your children just love a cute, cuddly, brand-new stuffed Easter bunny for Easter this year? Here is a bit of Easter-related organization advice: If your kid is like so many other kids, […]

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Super cheap Ikea hack for storing wrapping paper

by respaced on March 20, 2014

The clever people at www.relaxdeco.com had the great idea to use a cheap-o Ikea plastic bag holder to organize their gift wrap. What a great way to save space in the closet while keeping the gift wrap from being mangled on the floor! Here’s another great way to store rolls of gift wrap: And here’s […]

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If you are like a lot of people in these first few days after Christmas, you have a lot of new stuff lying around — stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere, stuff you don’t know what to do with, stuff you don’t really want but feel obligated to keep. Are you a little stressed thinking about […]

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One of the most stressful things about the holidays is getting everything DONE! There are so many tasks to be done, errands to run, things to remember — how does a mere mortal manage to get it all done, especially when Christmas is less than 10 days away? Here is the secret to Getting Crap […]

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How to organize mittens, hats, gloves for winter

by respaced on December 10, 2013

It’s super cold here in Portland, Oregon, which means we have been whipping out the mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. The microscopic bits of snow we have had means we must bundle up completely lest we succumb to hypothermia while walking to the coffee stand down the block. So how to organize all of this […]

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