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Toy Organization + Rotation

Did you know that less is more, especially where kids toys are concerned? Checkout this new study from Univ of Toledo in journal of Infant Behavior and Development. “With fewer toys, participants had fewer incidences of toy play, longer durations of toy play, and played with toys in a greater variety of ways. This suggests…

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,…

Podcast Interview: Mindful Mama Movement

Last week I was interviewed on the Mindful Mama Movement Podcast! So fun talking about allllll my favorite things. I talked to Shannon and Ashley about all things organizing: clutter, laundry systems, meal planning, and letting go. We talked about efficient ways to manage these household duties as well as how it feels being a…

A Closet For Three

Closets spaces for kids can get out of control in a hurry. Keeping up with the changes of season, growing children, and an influx of new clothes can keep any mama busy! What if you take that times three, add in no other closet option due to the nooks and crannies of an old house, throw in some toys and bedding storage, aaaaand just for fun take into consideration we are talking three kiddos six years old and under! Well on a normal day this is what you are looking at! No judging! If you are a mom in any…

Little Boys and Their Toys

Little boys.  It was all about ’em today as we peeked into some brothers’ closets.  The first little guy was a big fan of cars, trucks and tractors!  We started by clearing the stuffed animals out that were not played with anymore.  Having those two shelves open gave us lots of room to play with.  The top one was designated for larger puzzles that he would need to have help getting out, while we made room for the wooden board puzzles on a lower shelf that he could access.   Books were straightened and Christmas books were pulled out and stored…

Organizing to sell your home!

This is a great time of year to sell your home. Your open house is right around the corner and you’re tempted to toss all of your belongings into moving boxes. Pretty simple right? Organizing to sell your home is an opportunity to create a new chapter in your life and moving is the perfect time to de-clutter! If you haven’t used or worn an item of clothing in 6 months, donate it. Take the time to go through your old books, papers, clothing, child’s toys and get rid of them. A good place to start is with your bedroom and bathroom. We…

A Grandchildren's Play Closet

This is our client’s guest bedroom closet, used by her grandchildren. When they come to visit, this walk-in closet functions as a play closet and arts & crafts space.  This clever arrangement works pretty well, except that the toys get all jumbled together when the kids play. She is tired of having to do all of the picking up, so she enlisted our help! This client wanted a simple solution; one that the kids could manage mostly by themselves. First, I removed most of the items from the closet. Yup, there were a lot of scattered parts.  I put the ones that I couldn’t identify aside…

Organizing a Playroom

  Like all playrooms with busy, growing kids, eventually they need a re-working. This toy room was home to a busy pre-teen who was making the switch from younger aged toys and stuffed animals, to more social and age-relevant toys. Pre-teen, mom, and I started organizing this room by clearing all of the shelves and bins. We had her group her toys into piles of “still play with”, “archive as keepsake” or “donate”. Though hard at first to part with some of her past time favorite toys, she did an amazing job of going through her toys and finally letting…

Confessions of a Professional Organizer

CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER (a series of unfortunate events… in my kitchen) I’ve had clients say to me “I bet your house is soooo organized!” For the most part it’s amazing, but to be honest, I come home from a busy day tired, just like a lot of people.  Dinner doesn’t make itself at my house, I have to do that.   Oh, and my house doesn’t magically stay clean, I have to keep it up. I have children who don’t always do their chores to my standard, and even make messes that they don’t clean up!!  I guess we…