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Clutter Control

Organizing Clothes for Storage

All of my organizing solutions are built around a plan for circulation and now is the time to look at a very important one: seasonal rotation of clothes. Here are some thoughts on how to store seasonal clothes, how to store daily clothes, and products that make it all easier.

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Stanley Bostich Dynamo Stapler

Stanley Bostich Dynamo Stapler

The Stanley Bostich Dynamo Stapler is a great back-to-school office supply with a lot of really nice features.

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Organizing Past Decision Blockers

Organizing Past Decision Blockers

It’s very easy to beat oneself up for not finishing tasks like decluttering, but there are usually pretty good reasons for it. Sure, laziness or lack of motivation can play into it, but what makes tasks difficult is not the actions, but the decisions involved. In fact, my favorite definition of “clutter” is Barbara Hemphill’s “postponed decisions.”

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When Clutter’s Not Clutter

When Clutter’s Not Clutter

OK, I haven’t always had nice words to say about clutter, but today I’m happy to report a fresh perspective on clutter.

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One Man’s Struggle With Clutter

One Man's Struggle With Clutter

Stuff, clutter, trash, get rid of it……Have you heard this before from your wife?
But, Honey it’s stuff I might use…Shoot, I shouldn’t have used the word stuff.

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Celebrating Freedom Though Organizing

Celebrating Freedom Though Organizing

Saturday we celebrate Independence Day and the birth of our country. This country grants us many freedoms, but it’s amazing the barriers we impose on ourselves. I have found organizing to be a great liberator.

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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

For all of you who have been asking if I have read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, the answer is finally “yes.” Here are my thoughts.

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How To Organize What’s Most Important

How To Organize What’s Most Important

The best way to organize what’s MOST important is to start by organizing what’s LESS important. If that seems like it makes no sense, bear with me.

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Getting Organized: Save Dessert for Last

Getting Organized: Save Dessert for Last

The number one mistake people make, when trying to get organized, is to run out and buy containers, before they know exactly what they are containing. It’s certainly tempting. I mean look at that sampling of gorgeous containers picture to the right. They’re like candy. Like any dessert, they should be saved for last.

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Why the Garage is the Best Place to Start Organizing

Why the Garage is the Best Place to Start Organizing

It is very common for me to meet with a potential client who can’t decide if she wants to begin with organizing the cluttered bedroom, the cluttered kitchen, or the cluttered home office. For me, it’s always a clear choice: the garage.

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