From June 25th, 2014

Unpacking a Catch-All Garage

When moving, we all have that one last space that often acts as a dumping ground for the stuff we aren’t quite sure what to do with ey. A lot of the times that space ends up being the garage. This newly combined family had just moved and had slowly been unpacking their garage which had become the catch-all from their move. A lot of what was in the garage was garage-related stuff like camping, sports equipment, tools, and boating supplies. Each of those areas were sorted into piles and while going through the contents, we were able to donate…

Unpacking and Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

For this kitchen unpack and organize the client had recently moved and was not sure about where in her kitchen to place certain items.   Their family loved to cook and had lots of spices.  We started by clearing a cabinet and gathering the spices from the various places they had ended up in the unpacking process. Now, they were all right by the stove where they would be a hand’s grab away! I alphabetized all the spices on the lazy susans so they would be easier to find: The bottom right shelf was designated for all the spices that were…

Organizing Paperwork in a Home Office

One of the toughest areas to keep organized is: PAPERWORK. There is constantly a steady stream of incoming mail, bills, business cards, greeting cards, flyers and who knows what else types of paper seeping in to our lives on a daily basis. If we don’t dedicate time to opening it, sorting it, and putting it away, it can build up FAST. This home office was over run with paperwork, mail, and magazines. This couple had a great system of incoming bills and a calendar of when each bill was due, knowing to pay it by that date. The problem they…

Straightening Up Office Storage

Like most closets, after a while, without fail… things get shoved in last minute just to be out of the way, and items have a tendency to get jumbled up. This office storage closet was no exception. It started off organized in containers and most like-items were with their counter parts but after a while, those containers were out of place from being taken out and put back on the shelf. Things got shoved in where they didn’t necessarily belong. We removed everything from the shelves and wiped them down. Then to put it all back… All the similar paper…