Category Archives: Organizing

Shedding Sentimental Possessions

One of the toughest aspects of sorting through our possessions is deciding which of our most sentimental items to keep. Clothing of a loved one, photographs of a special memory, knick-knacks from a favorite vacation… these items are especially difficult to part with because of the stories that accompany them.  Nonetheless, each item we own

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Where Do I Start?

Here are some comments I frequently hear: “My house is a disaster!” “My kids make the mess faster than I can pick it up.” “My husband dumps everything all over when he comes in.” “I don’t even know where to begin.” If this sounds like something you might say, and you’d like to make a

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Don’t Let These In Your Space

If you’ve ever talked with a professional organizer, you’ve probably heard about the importance of assigning every possession a designated storage location. In other words, “Every item needs a home.” I go one step further, and tell my clients, “Every home needs a resident.” In order to justify their presence, containers should serve a purpose,

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A Corpse in the Living Room?

“She came down the stairs and what did she find? A corpse was lying in the middle of the living room. Chaos then ensued as police were summoned, clues were gathered, and the scene was processed. How could this have happened? How did she get here?” I’m not a mystery writer, but I do enjoy

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Everything On A Hook

Hooks are one of the best organizing tools available. They are affordable, come in a wide variety, and can match any décor. Hooks are simply objects attached to a vertical surface, and they range from a simple pushpin to a piece hardware to pretty vintage doorknobs. For apartment/dorm dwellers, adhesive hooks are available which don’t

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