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Seven Family-Friendly Winter Organizing Projects

Winter is a great time to accomplish organizing projects that have been put off for a while. Although the last thing you may want to do during the holidays is organize, it’s a great time because everyone is home and […]


Organize, Budget and Create Your Best Holiday Style Yet!

As we approach the holiday season, we get very excited about decorating our homes and workspaces in order to express our joy and enthusiasm. Shopping to create a cohesive and organized holiday look that reflects our decorating style is exciting, […]


The Importance of Space Planning When Downsizing

Congratulations on making the decision to downsize and plan for your new space! While a home transition can be overwhelming and emotional, proper space planning will ease the worry of what to bring and how to store it. A well […]


Organizing and Storing Your Outdoor Summer Items

With summer winding down, it’s time to make sure you have adequate winter storage for all of the items that make summer fun! This is the best time to make decisions about what you love, use and want to keep. […]


10 Things to Eliminate for an Organized, Clutter-Free Home

It’s easy to accumulate numerous unneeded items, especially when getting caught up in the chaos of everyday life. Organizing and decluttering usually don’t make the top of your to-do list when you’ve got a slew of other things to worry […]


How to Keep the Kitchen Organized, Even While Cooking!

As a former chef, I love kitchens and food, and all the neat and fun gadgets that they require. As a Professional Organizer I know that kitchens are often full of items we’ve only used once or twice, and which […]


The Organized Entryway

Do you feel JOY when you return home? It should be easy to get in the house with mail, groceries, purchases, purses, packages, outerwear and whatever else.  To accomplish this, one needs a designated ‘landing strip’ just inside the door […]

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The Joy of Organizing: Lessons Learned From My Mother

My mother enjoyed her home. Immensely. It brought her great joy and for good reason. She was raised  with no permanent home and without indoor plumbing until 1958, a standard of living whose periodicity by that time had mostly expired […]