Tagged clutter

Aspiring Minimalists: How-to Simplify + Save

Join us at this free presentation to learn how to put your minimalist goals into prioritized, actionable plans that help you reduce, reuse, and save resources. We will talk about creating good habits to live intentionally, removing clutter, conscious purchasing, and easy ways to cut waste and excess. We will be meeting in the Logan…

Virtual Organizing

Get Organizing Help with Skype!   Show Us Your Space! Whip out your smart phone and show us your space that needs organizing help! We’ll help get your space sorted out, asap. If you don’t have Skype, feel free to snap some pics/videos and email/text them to us! However you want to do it, we can help! Take us through your space, showing us your problem areas and then explain what you would like to see happen with them! We can work together to come up with a space that saves you more time and energy. We’ll help you create a customized action plan that will…

Stuffed Linen Closets

We’ve all been there in terms of linen closets: Quick… open the door just enough to shove the sheet set in there. Quick… close the door just in time to prevent a massive linen avalanche! Step One: Pull EVERYTHING out of the closet. Yes, everything. And then give those shelves a good wipe down with your favorite smelly good cleaner (check out our surface sprays made with aromatic essentials oils!). Step Two: Sort the linens by size and type. Piles on the floor work great, no need to get fancy with it. Step Three: Donate, throw away, or re-purpose whatever…

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…

Organizing a Storage Closet

This busy family of 6 needed a better system for their storage. Namely, all those cute keepsakes and kids’ artwork that they’d need to occasionally get to for school projects and ‘show and teach.’ This mom wanted a system that was easily accessible for her kids to put away their own artwork and get it out when they needed to. First we took everything out of the closet. The bedroom floor got a liiiittle crazy for a while while everything was strung all over the floor. We moved the larger boxes and items up to higher shelves for less frequent…

More toys do not equal more fun.

This holiday season consider filling your time together with more activities instead of more things. The whole holiday experience does not have to revolve around opening gifts and receiving more toys to clutter your children’s lives. Try making breakfast together Christmas morning or spending the morning making gifts for others. Watch a Christmas movie together or play a family game. This article by Laurel Moglen explains that wonderfully. It suggests lowering your children’s expectations of gifts and raising their expectations of activity and time spent together. Do more toys and gifts really create more happiness for your children? Stand in the…