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Create Your Very Own Book Inventory

  I am a total book worm! When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was to organize my bookshelves. Each time I emptied the shelves was a joyful experience. The books I had read would transport me into their worlds and the new editions would excite me with thoughts of new adventures….

How to Create an Organizing Action Plan

  You look around the house and you feel stressed out! There is a pile of unfolded laundry next to a stack of toys in the middle of room and you can’t even see the dining room table anymore under all that paperwork. Despite your efforts, no matter how much you try, you cannot tame…

5 DIY Charging Stations

Next to the bed, on the kitchen counter, on top of the office desk and all over the house. Wherever we walk, we see piles of electronic devices, tangled wires and cords in our homes. From tablets to phones, electronics are taking over. In one of our last posts, we talked about organizing your wires…

Why It’s Better to Work with 2 Professional Organizers at Once

Much like the English phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”, there is a phrase in Farsi (Persian Language) that says, 2 cooks in the kitchen results in food that is too salty or has no salt at all. That might be true for cooking, but it sure isn’t true for organizing.   I see…

How 2 Organize Beauty Products in Your Bathroom

Our clients always ask us what our houses look like and how we keep things organize in our own place. We tell them we have our disorganized days and challenges but for the most part we try to keep it simple and organized. Another thing that helps is the fact that I don’t keep lots…

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…

Quit Paying For Storage!

  Do you currently pay or have you ever paid to have an off-site storage space? If so, it’s time to think about cutting the baggage and saving yourself the headache.   There are several benefits to clearing out that expensive storage unit. Keep reading to learn the top 3 reasons you should dump your…

‘Pull It Out’ Looking Like It Did When You ‘Put It In’

  Protecting the items in your storage space is of utmost importance. When it’s time to pull out your things, you want them to be in the same condition you left them. Using the techniques we will describe, you will save time by not having to clean things that have gotten dusty in storage. You…

The ABC’s of Conquering Paper Piles

  Every house has them. Piles of paper accumulate really quickly. We all deal with different types of paper. You may have lots of schoolwork from your children whereas someone else may have a number of medical records. Whatever you are dealing with, it is all handled universally. Setting up a system is the key….

Do It Yourself Taxes

Is your tax situation pretty straight forward? Then you may be a good candidate for DIY tax preparation. There are a number of free options at your disposal plus paid programs for more complicated tax situations. Decide which one works for you or decide that it’s time to consult a professional tax accountant like Dave…

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…

Book Shelves

Avoid overloading bookshelves. Donate books, move some, or just buy a bigger shelf. Arrange by style and/or descending height.

Pantry Shelves

Store the items you use least often out of reach. Oftentimes that will mean putting those things on the top shelf and more frequently used items at eye level or below.

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