July 2016, House Beautiful

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed: They clear off frequently-used surfaces. A clear work surface is the most important organizing tool.

June 2016, Good Housekeeping

“Hiding action items away in pretty baskets may look beautiful in a photograph, but If it causes items to pile up on your surfaces weeks later, then it’s not so pretty.”

August Organizing Tip: Using a Table

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t need me to tell you how to use a table. That’s true, but if you are having difficulty staying organized, I want to offer a professional organizer’s perspective on tables, that will help. This starts with looking at a table as a tool, rather than a piece of furniture. In fact, I believe a clear work surface is your number one organizing tool.

Organizing Your Car

As we get away on more road trips this summer, you may find yourself wanting to ensure an organized ride. Here are some tips for organizing your car in the trunk, the driver’s seat, and the back seat.

Father Away From Excess

Yes, I know I left out an “r” in the title. It’s a bad pun, but that’s OK, because my father loved bad puns. On this Father’s Day, I remember my father fondly. There’s no other way to remember him. As this is an organizing blog, I want to talk about my minimalist roots that came from Dad.

Organizing to Travel

As summer approaches, it’s time to get ready for vacations and getaways. Here are some tips to get organized and stay organized for your travels.

May 2016, News 8, 8 Tips

It’s 8 for 8. News 8 Celebrates Home Improvement Month by bringing Matt in to share 8 organizing tips for the home. These are simple tips to stay organized.

Garage Organizing: Moving Up

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle.” It’s doubtful that the value of that clutter, that we are protecting in our garages, is worth $33,000, which is the average cost of a new car these days. Make space and protect your investment instead!

Your #1 Annual Organizing Habit

I posted this video about this time last year, but it’s worth repeating. I have since come to the conclusion that rotating your files is the number one annual organizing habit.

Letting Containers Organize You

One of the biggest mistakes people make when getting organized is buying containers first. However, once you declutter and get organized, containers CAN play an active role in helping you STAY organized, if you choose them strategically. They can then be like organizing tour guides.