family organization

There are so many great organizing books in the marketplace. As a Professional Organizer I have read a lot of books on this topic over the years. Few have impressed me with new or innovative information. That’s why as New Year’s resolutions approach, I thought it would be a great time to share some of […]

One of my biggest struggles as a mom and a professional organizer is not freaking out every time I enter our playroom!  As you can imagine, I thrive on order. Yet, kids are not orderly by nature and need to have the freedom for creative play.  It has been a difficult adjustment for me to

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It is day seven of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  Are you staying on track with your schedule? It is hard to stay motivated on days you are tired or busy.  Here are some of the daily routines I use to keep order with a young family. Always do the dishes immediately

It is day four of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Are you keeping on track?  Is it surprising how much longer some areas take than others? I am excited to share one of our participant’s accomplishments.  On the first day she sent me photos of her kids craft supply cupboard.  It was

A household planner is a useful way to organize your family.  Running a household is as hard as managing a business.  Without the right tools daily tasks, like feeding your family or keeping track of your passwords, can become so daunting that you constantly lose money and time.  We make it easy for you to

It can be stressful to think of gifts for all of the loved ones in your life.  I came across this list a couple of months ago and saved sharing it for the holidays.  It is 100 ideas for gifts that will not increase the clutter in your friend’s and family’s homes.  Happy gifting! http://www.humoroushomemaking.com/100-clutter-free-gifts-for-everyone

How to deal with a loved one who is not “following the program” or who is very messy is one of the most common questions I hear as I speak to clients and field questions about organizing at my workshops.  I often tell people that an anecdote from my own household.  My husband could care

There are many statistics on how long it takes to break a habit.  Whether you look at the length of time it will take or the number of repetitions, the point is that creating a habit is a commitment that takes time.  Often, good organization hinges on breaking thought patterns and physical habits that have

Organizing and collecting recipes can be a full time job for those who love to cook.  When you have a love for food and a desire to constantly try new dishes, the piles of cookbooks, cut out recipes, boxes, binders and folders can get so overwhelming that finding a recipe becomes a chore. I find

Summer means drinking long, tall strawberry daiquiris by the pool, hanging out with close friends into long hours of the day, and barbecuing with herbs and sauces. I find myself going over my recipes again and again, wondering what I should cook next. Will it be barbecue pork ribs, beans, fresh fruit salads, burgers, chicken