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October 31, 2016

Since today is Halloween, it only seemed right to talk about scary clutter.

On the scale of messes I've encountered in my 12+ years of organizing, I can honestly say I've only seen extreme clutter a couple of times. Both were hoarding situations. 

But the scariest clutte...

October 25, 2016

I have often shared that my stomach tightens and my heart drops a little when I walk through a house with an organizing customer and hear these words: “Yeah, I need to go through that.”

"I need to go through that." But for some reason, you just haven't.

  • Yes, you need...

October 10, 2016

“Well, he needs to earn his keep,” said Ma, staring at the dirty dishes in the sink.

Sounds like something out of an old movie, right? I’m certain a few of us have heard or thought this phrase regarding someone who's done little to help around the house while reaping th...

September 27, 2016

It's my birthday week.

And as much as I need clothing, makeup, and would enjoy some new jewelry, I have no real longing or desire for another thing.

Maybe I'm just old enough that things are no longer sparkly and enticing. I want more.

Let me explain.

When m...

September 13, 2016

I met with a friend of mine for coffee. She told me how she found an online organizing class that looked interesting. As she explored the topics and saw the photos on the website, she saw gleaming containers, labels on everything, and such extreme order that she felt d...

August 30, 2016

Introducing my favorite prescription for messy areas anywhere in the house: Contained categories.

We know all about categories. We learned about them in preschool. Things that go together -- things that cut, things with fur, things that are shiny, things that measure, t...

August 23, 2016

My heart drops a little when I walk through a house with an organizing customer and I hear these words: “Yeah, I need to go through that.”

I need to go through that.

  • Yes, I need to go through that pile of paperwork on my desk, yet there it sits.

  • Yes, I need to g...

August 9, 2016

I could tell you how to fold towels. Or I could show you 5 ways to streamline your kitchen. I could even offer you tips for taming your paperwork, the #1 form of clutter everywhere.

In this post, however, But I’d rather tell you about the most important principles for b...

July 5, 2016

Everybody has one.

The area, the counter top, the room, the kitchen island, the closet, the drawer . . . the place where stuff seems to gather. Every. Single. Day.

No matter how hard you try, or how many methods you use to combat the Stuff, it finds its way back to that...

May 27, 2016

I had to laugh.

He stood there looking at me with all seriousness, shaking his head. "I always wondered who in the world buys all those containers in Target," he said. "Now... it's me!"

After coaching a young family for a few weeks, dad didn't see the need for containers...

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