Organizing To Move: Staging

In this series, I already talked about first assembling the right team and then how to declutter the excess. Once that’s done, it’s time for the next stage: staging.

Organizing to Move: the Right Team

Moving is one of the most stressful life events there are. Being organized about it, can significantly reduce that stress, but there’s a lot to it.

Product Review: Monkey Bars

There is no better garage organizing system than Monkey Bars. Period. I’m not getting paid to say that. I just really, really love this product. Why? Let me count the ways.

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.

July 2016, Better Connecticut, The Garage Makeover Reveal

After weeks of promoting the NAPO-CT Garage Makeover Contest, the winner was chosen, the makeover happened and now the makeover reveal is broadcast on Better Connecticut. Matt joins contest winner Suzanne Adams and her son Derek to talk with Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun about the experience.

July 2016, Better Connecticut, Car Organizing Easy Tips

On Monday’s broadcast of Better Connecticut, Matt shared car organizing tips with host Kara Sundlun.
Immediately following the segment, Scot Haney announced the winner of the NAPO-CT Garage Makeover Contest!

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.