3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

As a professional organizer, I often see this happening: someone sees clutter in a part of their home and visits the Container Store to purchase containers, carts, and gadgets. They believe this will solve their organizing problem. When clutter returns, they repeat. Another container or two enters the house to ‘fix’ the problem. Pretty soon, … Continue reading 3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift

Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift

Confession: I have a love/hate relationship to gift giving. Personally, there’s nothing I like more than opening a beautifully wrapped present. Or the child-like joy of watching someone open up a gift. But as a professional organizer who often helps clients ‘liberate’ gifts they really don’t like, I have a very difficult time giving someone … Continue reading Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift

Organizer Tip: Where to Donate Your Old Linens

Organizer Tip: Where to Donate Your Old Linens

How full is your closet with linens you don’t use? Maybe you have a soft blanket but it’s stained, or a high-quality percale sheet that’s fraying. You think you should keep it, and suddenly your storage is stuffed. Here’s my professional organizer’s tip for what to do with old linens: donate them to Animal Rescue … Continue reading Organizer Tip: Where to Donate Your Old Linens