Create a Spice Drawer to Organize Your Spices

Organize your spices to make your kitchen easier to use. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have $20,000 to remodel your kitchen to have organized kitchen cabinets and drawers. In fact, one of the most inexpensive and easy to accomplish organizing projects in the kitchen is to create a spice drawer. Why would […]

7 Tips to Teach Kids to Clean Up

Why don’t kids want to clean up? For so many reasons, many of which are really good ones. Understanding their objections makes it easier to teach kids to clean up. Why Kids Don’t Like to Clean Cleaning up makes things harder to find. When toys are on the floor, kids can find and play with them. […]

Use Pinterest to Organize Nine Ways

I recently discovered an amazing tool for working with my organizing clients: Pinterest group boards.  If you’re not doing it already, use Pinterest to organize. Whether you’re currently working on an organizing or design project or you’re making a wish list for the future, I highly recommend that you add Pinterest to your planning tools. […]

Organize Your Closet in Three Simple Steps

A disorganized closet starts and ends your day badly. You can’t find what you need. If you have a Wishful Thinking closet, it’s likely crowded with a whole bunch of stuff that’s supposed to fit someday. You could do a full closet overhaul, but it’s not necessary. It may not be realistic for you to […]

Beautiful Easy Tags for Bins & Baskets

One of my favorite uses for a tissue box is to make tags with it. Tissue boxes have pretty and colorful designs, are thin enough cardboard to cut, and make sturdy tags for your bins and baskets. I have one set in my kitchen for dish cloths, cloth napkins, dust rags, and aprons, and another […]

Declutter Your Email

Clutter is clutter, even if you can’t see it. If you’re logging into your email account and it shows that you have 3,558 unread messages and 7,942 total, you need to declutter your email. Searching through folders and filters to find information you need or saving every sent message is the equivalent of having so […]

Use a Tissue Box to Store & Dispense Plastic Bags

Looking for a simple and attractive way to store plastic bags? Use a tissue box. Or more than one.   Tissue boxes are the perfect storage for plastic bags because they dispense one bag at a time. Because tissue boxes come in so many different designs, you can use a different box for each size bag […]

20+ Ideas for What to Do with Kids’ Art

Pics of puzzle bookmark collage and jewelry made from kids art

What can you do with children’s artwork? Most of my organizing clients just aren’t sure what to do with their kids’ creations. Neither are most parents. There’s so much of it.  Some of it is beautiful. Other pieces are markers in time: a handprint, the first collage of shapes your child made after mastering scissors, the […]

5 Easy Way to Display Your Kids’ Art Work

5 Easy Ways to Display Kids' Art

Kids’ art creates an organizing and home design challenge. The sheer volume of it from the time your child is old enough to fingerpaint through elementary school and sometimes beyond requires an organizing plan. Otherwise, you have artwork piled up or stored in various bins,  your walls and your refrigerator are plastered with pictures, paintings, […]

Try This: Organize Your Earrings

Organizing earrings doesn’t seem like it should be that hard. Many jewelry boxes and displays don’t have enough space for a large earring collection, so you end up putting more than one pair in each section and still have to dig through. Maybe you’ve got the perfect jewelry box but it’s not expandable so your […]