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.

Organize Your Important Household Information with A Life Binder

Often when I first meet with clients who are struggling with their handling of paper, their biggest challenge is getting their hands on information when they need it quickly.  Imagine if you had one place to go to find your insurance policy number or find your bank account and routing number fast.  How about what …

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Day 4: Social Distancing & Self-Care – Organize Your Pantry & Fridge

Organize Your Pantry & Fridge It is clear now that many of us our focusing on our individual household supplies as panic buying and stocking up across the country have become a real issue in the COVID-19 pandemic.  The reality of the situation is that many of us have more food and supplies in our …

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Day 3: Social Distancing & Self-Care – Connecting with your Neighbors in Isolation

Connecting with your Neighbors in Social Isolation Today I wanted to share all of the positive and creative ways that I am seeing my community come together.  There are so many ways to interact and entertain our kids without physically being near each other.  I especially want to shout to all of the amazing young …

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Day Two: Social Distancing & Self-Care Challenge – Setting Up Your Home Office and Keeping Focused

Setting Up a Home Office & Keeping Focused Many of my colleagues, friends, and family are being asked to, or choosing to, work from home.  Luckily, in our world of technology this is more feasible.  Most of us already have spaces in our homes where we do work after hours, manage our home paperwork or …

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Day Forty: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Accomplishment

It is day forty of the 40 bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  You made it to the end!.  But maybe it is just the beginning. Today I wanted to talk about what it means to feel like you accomplished something.  For everyone that is completely different.  If you are an overachiever getting one thing …

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Day Thirty-Seven: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Procrastination

It’s day thirty-seven of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  I haven’t forgotten about all of you.  You may know that one of the services that Livable Solutions provides is bookkeeping.  I work for many regular clients helping them manage paperwork, bill paying and helping prep their paperwork for the dreaded tax season.  …

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Day Thirty-Two 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Throw a Party to Meet Your Goals

It is day thirty-two of the 40 Bags in 40 days challenge.  What a beautiful weekend to tackle a garage, basement or declutter the yard!  Or, did you spend the weekend enjoying the fresh air and re-balancing with family time? We were lucky enough to have some family from out of town visiting for the …

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Day Thirty – 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – The Guest Room Closet

It is day 30 of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Today I get to share with you one of my own projects. My guest room closet is my space in the house for my hobbies/memories.  The room used to be my home office until shifting things for a second kid.  Since then …

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