Day Eighteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Capsule Wardrobes

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It is day eighteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. How much have you been accomplishing this weekend?

I just got back from traveling for the last week.  One of the things that always strikes me as I review how much I over pack is how little we really need on a weekly basis.  It is good to get away and get some perspective on how much you have.

Let’s talk about clothing.  Think about how few clothes you ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Organize your Scarves with a Regular Hanger

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One of my Professional Organizer colleagues shared this picture on Twitter last week displaying a simple way to store and display your scarves and I loved it.  While there are a lot gadgets and special hangers out there that will help you organize scarves, this is by far the most cost-effective.  Simply take one of your hangers with a bar across the bottom and slipknot your scarves along the bar.  You can easily see them hanging and fit multiple scarves ...

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ECOnize Your Lifestyle!

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ECOnize Your Lifestyle!

ECOnize Your Lifestyle!This month, save money, save the planet and get organized! Its Spring Cleaning time and we’re celebrating Go Green style.  Here at The Organized Lifestyle we offer ...

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Workshops at the Organized Lifestyle Store in April 2009

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BOOK SIGNING WITH LISA LELAS
Join Professional Organizer and Life Coach Lisa Lelas at a discussion and book signing for her new children’s organizing book. ORGANIZING A TO Z: A Children’s Organizing Alphabet & Guide to Getting Organized…with exclusive dictionary of organizing words and phrases! Kids welcome.

4/18/09, 11am-12pm @
The Organized Lifestyle
Cost: Free

MONEY SAVING MEAL PLANNING
In this interactive workshop by Wendy Battles, owner of Healthy Endeavors, you will learn why meal planning is essential to our health ...

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Warm weather energizes us and there is no better time to make your organizing goals a reality.
Here is a checklist of some areas to stay focused on and dig your home out of the winter doldrums.

BEDROOM:
Pick up clothes and tidying dressers and table tops.
Rearrange some furniture to create a different feel in your bedroom.
Flip and rotate your mattress, changing linens to brighter summer colors
Wash curtains and blinds.

CLOSETS:
Do an inventory ...

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5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Closet

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1. Hang items in color coded order
2. Use all of the same type of hanger (I reccommend wooden or non-slip felt hangers)
3. Maximize the shelf space above your bar with dividers, bins or extra shelving.
4. Always add a second rod to at least half your closet. Closet doublers can be an easy way to accomplish this with no tools.
5. Purge, Purge, Purge. Always make sure what you have in the closet ...

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Back To College Tips from The Organized Lifestyle

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Going off to college can be one of the most exciting and most stressful times in young adult’s life.  While the preparation and small living quarters can be overwhelming at first, I can say that I learned some of my best organizing skills moving from dorm room to apartments those four years.

 

The key to maximizing space in dorm room is first assessing what is absolutely ...

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Toy Room and Kids Organization Principles Workshop at the Organized Lifestyle Store!

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Toy Room and Kids Organization Principles
Are your kids toys taking over your house? Does mom keep bringing over presents for the kid? Is
your daughter’s closet already unmanageable and she hasn’t even hit her teen shopping years yet?
Come learn how to tackle toy storage, clothing management, and general organizing tips for kids.
Taught by Professional Organizer Kristin Mastromarino.

Monday, July 14, 2008
12-1 @ The Organized Lifestyle Store
Pre-registration required: ...

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