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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 […]


Tackling Personal Paperwork – Part 4: Digital Paperwork

Is this the end of filing cabinets? Just think of the physical space saved by organizing personal paperwork into virtual cloud platforms and the convenience of accessing that information from anywhere. Information can be selectively shared with other individuals. Items […]


How to Organize a Lifetime of Holiday Clutter Now!

As the years pass, many of us have often accumulated a disorganized cache of holiday decorations and related items. Accumulated over time, some items have become heirlooms, but other items may simply be out of style, worn-out, or no longer […]

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How Can Senior Downsizing Improve Quality of Life?

Today’s senior living communities not only provide care and a safe space, but also activities for enrichment, camaraderie, and fun. We’re not just talking about Bingo anymore! Senior communities are attracting those in the 55+ crowd who not only need […]


Is Your Parent’s Home Still Safe?

I recently saw a film clip that was difficult to watch. In the scene, an older woman is shuffling around her kitchen, clearly in some mental and physical distress. The room is poorly lit as some light bulbs have probably […]

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3 Quick and Easy Closet Organizing Tricks

As organizers, we see all kinds of closets. From large and fancy to small and simple. Regardless of size, organized closets follow the same rules.    Here are some of our favorite tips to keep your closet organized:   1. […]


Preserving Peace and Calm as we Get Back to ‘Normal’

Ideal Organizing + Design would like to wish you all safety and good health as we transition to a post-pandemic normal! While enjoying more activity it is also imperative for our mental health to find ways to stay calm and […]

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Time to Refresh!

Spring is here and we are surrounded by fresh air and beautiful colors. And nothing says “organized” at this time of year like a good spring cleaning. Now is the perfect time to refresh your home using a few expert […]