Make Time for What You Actually Want to Do

Woman putting Post-its on wall to see her what's on her priority list

“To say, I don’t have time is to say I don’t want to.” —  Lao Tzu What does it mean to prioritize your priorities? That you figure out what is most important to you, make time to do that, and then actually use the time you’ve set aside to do what you planned. That can […]

How to Be Happy at Home

Happy at home

With all the changes in our daily living over the last few months, having a functional space where we can be happy at home is more important now than ever. So, what does it mean to be happy at home and what would it take to get there? Besides their normal load, you may have […]

How to Plan Your Food While Social Distancing

an empty and a full pantry separated by planning while social distancing

So, you thought you were going to be on spring break this week, going to work, or otherwise living life as usual, and instead you’re practicing social distancing and trying to figure out what to do about food? You are not alone. Check out the five tips below for how to plan your food while […]

December Gratitude Challenge

How are you doing this holiday season? It’s a quick jump from Thanksgiving — being grateful and saying thanks — to Black Friday and Cyber Monday where the message from everywhere is to shop and consume. As an organizer, I can tell you, that consumption adds up to a lot of clutter. That’s why I […]

Get Enough Sleep by Organizing Your Time

Do you feel like you never get enough sleep? Whether you’re looking at the clock and it’s way later than you intended to go to sleep, or your alarm is going off and morning has come way too soon, you can organize your time so you make sure you get the sleep you need. While […]

How to Organize Your Kitchen Step by Step

If you want to organize your kitchen to change your life, it’s a pretty good place to start. Kitchens are often the most in-demand rooms in the house. Beyond food, kitchens are gathering places, homework stations, information centers, and more. When kitchens are disorganized, it makes your life harder. So, let’s talk about how to […]

What Do You Need to Create the Life You Want?

Dart hitting Target Happiness

It’s hard to hit a target if you don’t know what it is. Creating the life you want starts with defining what that life looks like. Create Space for the Life You Want One of the biggest areas of focus with my organizing clients is how to create space for the lives they want. Sometimes […]

6 Organizing Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Back to school time can feel chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic. How do you make the shift? Create Calm Before the Chaos 1. Set an intention. What do you want the start of the school year to look like? To feel like? For your kids and for you Identify the obstacles to that […]

How to Organize Your Family’s Summer with a Summer Fun Board

Summer Fun board with lists of people to see, places to go, and things to do

Summer offers many organizational challenges: inconsistent schedules, summer trips, sunset at 9 p.m., camps, playdates, and more. It also gives us a chance to spend more time with the kids, which we hope can be fun instead of a struggle. When you organize your summer, summer fun is more likely. It’s summer solstice, a few […]

How to Declutter Kids’ School Papers in 7 Steps

Kids’ school papers fall into the problematic “it’s special” category. People often keep kids’ papers without actually evaluating what their future purpose will be. They also may keep every single paper rather than being selective about what’s actually special.  You can read more about what you’re supposed to do with kids’ papers – whether to […]