Category archive: Schae’s Corner

Lessons in Extreme Minimalism

As business owners, we spend quite a bit of time on our computers. There are newsletters to write, clients to email and blog posts to develop. While we don’t recommend trying to multi-task, we often will have the tv on while we work. The types of shows that are appropriate for this circumstance are ones…

The People of NAPO2017

  As I packed my bag for yet another conference of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), I wondered what my big take away would be in 2017. Each year, I end up bringing home new inspiration that breathes life into my passion for organizing. It also reinforces my desire to continue…

M2O at NAPO2015

The National Association of Professional Organizers hosted their annual conference in Los Angeles this year. This unique opportunity to be educated in organizing practices and to network with other professionals in our industry are just a few of the things that drew the ladies of M2O to join in on NAPO2015. Here is a wrap…

Organizing Your Hair Accessories Is As Easy As 1,2,3

For most of my life I have had short hair. So I never felt the need for a system for organizing my hair accessories. But as my hair grew out, my collection of hair accessories grew and I realized an organized system for all my hair accessories was a must. Although my long hair phase faded quickly,…

Learning & Connecting at NAPO2014

    Written by Schae Lewis   Conferences are familiar to me. With many hospitality and business expos behind me, I knew this one was special. It was my first National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Annual Conference and it was in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.     The Venue   A motivated gaggle of perfectionist…

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Organized

Label Everything When you label where everything goes, everyone knows where to find things and where to put things away, including your kids. Depending on how old they are, you can either use labels displaying words or pictures. Label your children’s toys and anything else that they use and are responsible for keeping tidy. Make…

Bring in the Green This Spring

  Cleaning out closets in the spring can be exciting when we make money doing it.   Every change of seasons, parents of young children go through the process of figuring out what clothes fit, which are too small and what to do with the outgrown items. When children are very young, we also have…

10 Easy Ways to De-clutter Before You Move

  It’s as simple as this. You’re paying the moving company by the pound or by the hour, so it is to your financial benefit to get rid of excess possessions before you move. If you’re not paying by the pound, good for you. But you’ll still pay for neglecting to de-clutter…only in a different…

To Keep or Not to Keep, That is the Question

  When you ask someone who has never hired a Professional Organizer what they think it’s like, almost everyone says, “They are going to make me get rid of a bunch of stuff I want to keep.” We cannot speak for other organizers, but we do not make anyone get rid of anything! Take it…

B.B.Q Tip

  Here is one trick that you can use at your next BBQ. Use a Sharpie to write out the grilling directions on foil packed veggies. This makes the job of “Grill Master” that much easier.

How to Turn A Messy Bachelor Pad Into an Organized Sanctuary!

Check out our very own, Schae Lewis, who is featured in a Huffington Post article .     Still living out of boxes and eating in the recliner next to last week’s socks? It’s time to take a time out from those messy bachelor habits and get in the organized zone! In order to get…

How We Do It: Rings!

The most common question we get from our clients and people who hear about our business is, “So is your place organized to the tee?”  In their imaginations, I am sure they see our places as a shrine to The Container Store with everything organized, color-coded and labeled. We always tell them that’s not the…

Mystery: Shoe Solutions Revealed

    During our Summer Blog Contest, we noticed that quite a few of you have one common problem in your bedrooms. SHOES!!   We agree that having shoes in your bedroom IS an issue. Ideally shoes are best kept near the door that you enter most frequently. Lots of people take off their shoes…

6 Spring Organizing Tips from M2O

  For some of us, Spring Cleaning is more theory than action. When spring comes around, you know you should do it, but where do you start? The following 6 tips can be used throughout your home. Think about using these concepts to de-clutter and organize your closets, your cabinets, or any room of the…

How 2 Organize Your Necklaces

  I have quite a few necklaces. My setup is unusual as well. I have a revolving door for my bedroom closet which features an old skool Murphy bed attached to it. The mattress has been removed and only a wall of springs remains.   I decided to use this to my advantage. It has…

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