Fall Decluttering Tips from a Professional Organizer

Nature gives us a great cue in the fall: let go of what no longer serves you. The trees know to drop their leaves. The days get shorter, nights get longer, and we stay home more. This is the perfect time to turn our attention to our house—and do some fall decluttering. We clear out the […]

Organize Your Bills

In my last post, I advised that you opt-out of mailings to reduce paper coming into your home. This week, I want you to take it one step further. Go paperless. Why should you go paperless? Besides helping the environment and decreasing the chances of identity theft, you’ll reduce paper clutter, stop having so many […]

Stop Paper Clutter with 4 Easy Opt Out Tricks

For those of us with school-aged kids or who work in education, the new year starts about now – when our kids go back to school.  You don’t need to make a resolution to make your life easier. When you opt out of prescreened mail, you stop a major source of paper clutter before permission […]

Make Back to School Less Brutal with Checklists for Kids

It’s back to school time and the transition can be brutal. Remembering what to take out of the house, getting stuff done once you’re home, and getting to bed on time can feel harder at this time of year than any other. Make your family’s life easier by creating checklists. Checklists for What? Introducing checklists […]

Where Do I Get Rid of …?

So you’ve gone through all of your stuff and created a donations pile.  Where can it go? When you’ve got a whole lot to donate at once, I recommend giving to one charity that can take as much of what you’re giving away as possible. You’ve already done the work of sorting through everything to clear […]

Organize Your Energy, Time, & Spending This Holiday Season

Santa is not the only one who should be making a list and checking it twice this time of year. In the holiday season, the big challenges are to not do too much or spend too much. The pressures to do both are high. Don’t Over DO Put the things you want to make sure […]

Looking for Financial Aid? Get Organized First

One of the first things you must do before applying for financial aid is get organized. Applying for student aid may seem as easy as filling out a FAFSA or applying for a loan with a private lender, but organizing this process will help you save money on your education. After graduation, you will be […]

5 Meal Prep Strategies to Simplify Your Life

Meal prep can be time consuming, messy, and stressful. If you aren’t organized about it, preparing food often happens at the last minute, when you’re hungry and tired. Organized meal prep is much easier when you’ve set yourself up to have everything you need. Three steps will get you there. Make a meal list. Turn your […]

Menu Planning to Make Your Food Prep Easier

Menu planning is a great strategy for making the most of your time and money. A menu keeps you from throwing away food you bought, but never had time to prep. It also helps you put together a variety of meals to please your palate. Before you sit down to plan your menu, you’ll want […]

Save Money & Time with Organized Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is an activity most people do more frequently than they’d like. Every time you end up at the store without your list or forget to put an ingredient on the list in the first place, you lose time. Multiple trips to the store make it more likely that you’ll spend more money too. These […]