Category Archives: Organizing

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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A Few Thoughts on Packaging

Almost everything we buy comes with packaging: blister packs, layers of cardboard, safety seals, bubble wrap, etc. Often, we simply remove and discard it, but sometimes we allow packaging to take up residence in our space. This isn’t always a bad thing, but to keep packaging from becoming clutter, it is important to make wise

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A Phrase I Don’t Love

When it comes to de-cluttering, there is a common phrase I hear tossed around: “When in doubt, throw it out.” I imagine the sentiment behind this comment is something along the lines of, “How important can it be if I am not even sure I want to keep it?” It is tempting to overthink decisions,

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