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 Read More

Organized Entryway Checklist

What makes for an organized entryway? One that welcomes you home or sends you easily out into the world. Because some people have a formal foyer and others enter through their garage, where and how we come into the house and what our entryways can or should include varies. Whether you have an entry closet Read More

Canvas Pocket Organizers for Any Area

Canvas pocket organizers are one of my favorite organizing tools. You can use them in any closet for things you might never have imagined! You’re probably thinking shoes or sweaters. Those are definitely the most typical uses and canvas organizers are great for those, but they work to help organize entryways, kids’ rooms, craft supplies, Read More

Teach Kids to Be Organized This Summer

Summer offers both challenges and opportunities for helping teach kids to be organized. Last week I wrote about how to create a Summer Fun Board  that will mean your kids have more fun than they could ever write about in a “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay. You can do more this summer than plan Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More