One of the most common home workspaces are those that are carved out of a larger room. It may be your living room, your bedroom, or dining room. The challenge with these spaces is that you work and relax in the same room, so separating work from home gets pretty tricky. Given that you want … Continue reading The Best Way To Carve an Office Out of Your Living Room
One of my favorite organizing stories is about Mildred. When I first met her, she did NOT want to leave her home for the retirement community her children had suggested.
These three gems have helped my clients over and over. Try them out on something you’ve been hanging on to and let me know what happens!
Before I became a professional organizer, I thought I was the only one who wore a blouse or a pair of pants 2-3 times before washing them. I’ve come to find out everyone does this. Well, almost everyone! Finding a place for your clothes during that transition between just-washed and hamper-bound can be a problem.
I couldn’t close my sock drawer last week. It was just too stuffed! Do you have difficulty “releasing” socks, too? (Why is it so difficult to throw them out?!)
Being the organizer I am, I decided it was time for some SILLY SOCK SUMS.
Yup, I’m an animal person. These two go with me everywhere I do; they’re part of my family.
But I never thought I’d need an emergency kit for my dogs until my mother developed the pet emergency plan for Contra Costa County.
Weren’t we promised a paperless world? I hate paper as much as you do, but I’ve found the secret to dealing with this monster. Here’s what to do before you start…
Most people I talk to agree that having some kind of a kit is a good idea, but they have a lot of questions about why a customized kit is important.
Drive you crazy when you can’t find the receipt for an item you want to return? How about those crumpled up receipts in your purse/wallet? I have a solution!
Filing paperwork is NOT my favorite task. But I’ve learned it doesn’t have to be a task I dread. These days, filing paperwork is a lot easier. Much of what we used to file is now online, so it’s okay to throw a lot of it out. If you don’t own a business, there’s very little you need for tax purposes. Here are a few of my top paper decluttering tips…