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Organizing BEFORE You Move: Save Time and Your Sanity

So, you’re moving! How exciting and yet, utterly terrifying. Moving doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare, though. It CAN have the potential to be only a mildly scary mini-dream. Below are a few tips to help you tame that moving beast while staying organized and at least partly sane. Visualizing the New Place Firstly,…

Congested Closet Turned Creative Corner

Are you a gift giver?  Do you spend extra money on wrapping paper or gift bags not because you don’t have it but because the thought of finding it is too exhausting to even think about?  I’ve been there, I know.   And I hope I’m not speaking out of turn to say that it’s possible my client may have had some of the same feelings.  She had a closet, a closet that was a tad congested, too congested to allow her to be the gift giver I could tell she was!   She didn’t want it to be that way, but…

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet

These clients are a sweet tech-loving couple. Shawna and I helped to organize their home office once before, but this time the home owners wanted to focus on the spacious home office closet . Closets can become a catch-all for all sorts of items, but with a little time and some help, it can be a breeze to fix. The closet was full of outdated computer wires, cds, hard disks, and computer parts. There were a lot of great bins and study boxes already in place, so one we removed the clutter, the storage containers were put to better use. In order…

Making A Workshop Work

Part of a workshop’s job description is to do some pretty heavy work.   It has to house all the things that are needed to do a job.  In my client’s case the construction business is the name of the game and there are so many facets to that.  His workshop was not doing the work it needed to make things easy to find and ready to go!  There were too many things on the floor blocking the shelves….   Or blocking other equipment that needed accessibility.   The solution was to do some sorting and consolidating on the shelves and…

A Music Room To Make Your Heart Sing

Do you have a place in your home where you refresh?  That makes you feel alive when you spend time there?  A  space that you spend your time doing what you love?   Well what if that room was overwhelming?  What if it was doing the exact opposite of what you intended because it was over-run with clutter and you didn’t even want to go into it anymore?   My client found himself in that predicament.   He had a beautiful room that he didn’t use and didn’t even want to be in because it looked like this….   What we needed was…

Solving The Walk-In Pantry Puzzle

I was excited to start my day with a pantry organize!  I knew this walk-in pantry was going to be a big job and my client got a jump on the work of clearing a lot of the pantry before I got there.   So when I arrived I knew we’d better get busy!   My client had admitted to being overwhelmed and we needed to find the perfect equation to not only get everything back into the pantry but also make it WORK!  The items from the pantry were also on the kitchen counter…. And a side table between the kitchen…

Dusting Off: The Home Office

So many of us have those spaces in our home that we intend to use for one purpose but, after time, end up being used for something else. Many times it’s short term storage, which after a while, has a tendency to nudge you down that slippery slope into catch-all storage. This homeowner’s front home office was due for a little dusting off and an organizational update. She had designed a beautiful, functional home office and after becoming a temporary (see: always longer than you’d like) storage area, it was time for a reset. In the entry way were two beautiful french doors. We…

That Awkward Closet

Are you lost when it comes to that tiny office closet and you just can’t seem to figure out how to organize it?  Look no further! Here are a few ways to get in there and get it organized. My client needed some direction in where to even begin with her small yet long office closet. We started by pulling all items out, sorting through and putting them into categories by grouping like items (i.e. office supplies, paperwork, odds-n-ends), then placing them in boxes that we labeled. Labeling makes it a lot quicker to find a specific item that you are looking for. Now is a…

Organizing and Containing Bathroom Items

We all have those few bottles of bathroom products that we used until they were almost empty, and instead of either finishing them up or throwing them away, we stuck them somewhere… Well, this client had a couple of those mingled with items from both of her parent’s houses that they gave to her after she moved into her own home. So, those few bottles… times three. First, pulled everything out of the closet. We then went through each container and bin item by item and put all of the similar items in piles together, organizing them by type. We had skin…

From Closet Chaos to Closet Tidy!

Whether you have lived in your home for a month or years you can always find things that you can PURGE! The best way to tackle an overflowing closet is just to start pulling things out, any and everything that is just thrown in there. When doing this start making piles that you will be able to tackle easily. Perhaps start with a pile for all of your shoes that you will be able to later match up and see which are out of style or you no longer wear. Make separate piles for bags/purses and even clothes that are not hung-up. Once you have everything sorted into….yes,…