Real Organizing Projects: Decluttering a Professor’s Office

Real Organizing Projects: Decluttering a Professor’s Office This week’s before and after situation shows a retired University Professor’s paper cluttered office.  This professor published 3 books, is still engaged as a guest lecturer and had papers from a very highly regarded very long career.  There are a lot of memories here. Her goal is to clear a […]

Get Rid of your Paper Piles in 2 Steps

Get Rid of your Paper Piles in 2 Steps

Are you tired of your paper clutter?  Are there piles of paper everywhere you turn?  I think you are ready to get rid of those paper piles and you can do it in 2 easy steps. 1.  Start with a Quick Sort. What’s that? You are going to make some quick, top-level decisions about the […]

Get Rid of 10 Things in Your Kitchen

Get Rid of 10 Things in Your Kitchen

Your kitchen likely got a good workout the last few months and I bet it is ready for a good, QUICK declutter and clean out.  It is so much easier and fun to cook in a streamlined kitchen.  Here are 10 things you can declutter and get rid of quickly and painlessly in your kitchen this […]

Set yourself up for success

Set Yourself Up for Success

A new year…and maybe some new plans…or possibly resolutions for the year.  Whatever you want to call it, set yourself up for success.  Whether your goals are losing a few pounds, living a healthier lifestyle, clearing some of the clutter out of your life, starting with clear and achievable goals and making a realistic plan […]

fire ready

Fire Ready!

The bottom line is  When there is a fire GET OUT! Fires are fast, furious, and do not discriminate. There actually are things you can do ahead of time to get yourself and your family prepared for a fire disaster. This is different than earthquake preparedness, or hurricane preparedness. But I have to repeat, When […]

fall cleaning and organizing

Fall Cleaning and Organizing

Fall is the new spring.  What?  You though spring was the only time to clean?  Fall is a great time to clear out, clean up, and organize for the rest of the year.  It’s really all about the change of season and taking advantage of that mindset…as in re-set.  It’s time for Fall cleaning and […]

Before kids desk makeover

Before and After: A Kid’s Desk and Craft Center

This week’s “real organizing” situation is a makeover of a young gal’s desk and craft area.  This space was frequently used, but often neglected when is came time for clean up.  It’s hard to do your homework or create a beautiful masterpiece in this space. And Viola!  A few hours, lots of trash and recycling, a few […]

The Most Common Organizing Mistake

The Most Common Organizing Mistake

Organizing mistakes.  We have all made a few and suffered the consequences.  One mistake seems to bubble up to the top of the list over and over.   If you can identify when you fall into this one, you can make some small changes and get out of its trap. What is the most common […]