Category: General Organizing

August 07 2015

Organizing your Child for Camp

Every summer throngs of school-age children leave home – for camp.

If they leave for one week or entire summer, they usually need the same amount of stuff, from bathing suits to extra socks.

I’ve done my share of camp packing and organizing. Here’s what I’ve learned:

  1. Please don’t bother with the camp labels. It’s true, labels are music to an organizer’s ears, but the fact is, you just need the sharpie pen.
June 12 2015

Debunking Disorganization

If you have a desire to get organized, even a fleeting wish, don’t let anything stop you. As I’ve heard time and again from clients, they had no idea how much better they would feel after getting rid of clutter, making a better organized kitchen, cleaning the clothes off their closet floor, the list where disorganization can take over is endless!

Here are ways to counteract the typical, shall we say, “excuses,” to keeping disorganization a part of your daily living:

  1. “I’m used to being disorganized.”

Here’s what I say: But give yourself the opportunity to be organized,

April 29 2015

Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Clutter-Free

Most people, me included, just want “things in their proper places” so that “mess is not a constant” and “harmony can happen.” It’s the dream of every professional organizer to leave a client with a new and profound sense of calm, having offered tips and techniques to maintain that harmony.

I’ve got a blog series planned for you that goes room by room, offering ideas and advice to keep that harmony intact. Today,

April 13 2015

Getting Organized: Your Broom Closet

The most organized broom closets I’ve seen are on Pinterest. Most folks just shove the broom where they can. If there’s a hook leftover from the previous owner for a dustpan, great!

But seriously, let’s open your broom closet and have a look – does its organization give you a hopeful feeling? If not, spend a few minutes to get tidy and your spring cleaning will be that much easier.

Here are some great solutions:

  • You don’t have space for a broom closet.
April 09 2015

How to Keep a Car Organized

By Pat Bernabei

It’s a joke between just about every busy parent – “my car is a rolling wastebasket,” I saw recently on a Facebook post.

It’s simply the sign of a busy life. For sure, “clean out the car” is at the bottom of everyone’s to-do list. It’s not exactly priority, is it?

But just for now, let’s put it at the top of that list. I’ve got a few easy ideas that can quickly organize your car into a “rolling sitting room.”

Here goes:

Tip #1: Do a ten-minute clean of your car.