Kristin Mastromarino Vander Wiede

Kristin founded Livable Solutions professional organizing in 2004. She made a hobby into a career and loves to help others organize their time, homes and offices.  She also teaches other basic organizing principles through lectures and seminars.

It is hard to stay motivated as life continues to interrupt us. Years ago the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) released a study listing the top three reasons people felt they could not get organized.  Number 1 on the list was that they needed more time in the day.  Since we cannot create […]

Meal planning can turn into an arduous task each week when life gets busy.  Keeping the family happy is important, but falling into the same routine with food preparation can be much easier when you don’t have any more time and energy left.  Making healthy meals can be even more difficult, when ordering a quick

Walking into a clean home has many benefits and with the right cleaning routine you can enjoy all of them.  We spend a lot of time trying to “keep up” with the household chores.  If you are like me, you might find that starting to clean opens up a can of worms.  I start noticing

I often run into clients who have an in balance in their relationship due to arguments over clutter. Some are disorganized but constantly trying to improve, while the other likes order and organization in everything that they do.  It can be hard for them to meet in the middle.  Even harder when one just does

Have you had that moment getting ready for a birthday party or a wedding and realized you do not have a card?  That’s why I like to have an organized greeting card box with a select amount of cards for each important occasion.  It is pretty easy to create on your own and I am

Keeping track of paperwork when running a small business is often a tedious task business owners do not have the time or energy to maintain.  That is why having a solid system in place is so important to quickly shuffle paper where it needs to go.  A successful filing system will help others help you

Creating a vision board is one of my favorite traditions in the New Year.   It’s a great activity to outline your goals, dreams and projects for the next year in a more abstract way.  I love to look back at the end of the year and see what I accomplished and the emotional and physical

Since I often have to work when my kids are home from school, I wanted to create an area in my home office that would allow them to hang out with me and stay busy working on their homework or drawing creatively.  I came up with an idea for a simple crafting station located on

Collecting and curating your kid’s memorabilia in a memory box will allow you to share the early memories of their life with them in the future.  Working with clients dealing with the emotional attachment to items is some of the most challenging and sensitive work that I do as a professional organizer.  It is important

With the start of the new year, many people feel the urge to make some major life changes. Let me introduce the Home and Life Declutter Workbook, my latest product to help create order in your life.  I have been a Professional Organizer for almost 20 years.  I love creating simple systems for my clients