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.

March 2016, Better Connecticut, Attic Organizing Tips

This was a very special segment, because Matt Baier was joined by one of our new favorite clients, John Weigold, to talk attic organizing.  John is on reserve duty as Rear Admiral to the Pacific Fleet. He shared with hosts, Kara Sundlun and Scot Haney how the Matt Baier Organizing team helped him get his attic “ship shape.” Matt was also joined by his colleague, Susan Lovallo, who is a spokesperson for a great new attic product Lock & Rollin, a roll out floor.


Attic Organizing Strategies

If all clutter is “postponed decisions” (and it is), then it is probably safe to say the decisions in the attic are the MOSTponed.


Organizing Files By Temperature

Our clients often get ahead of themselves. I mean WAY ahead of themselves. We may be looking at 30 bags and boxes of papers and the client will ask, “Do you recommend color-coding my files?” What I’m really hearing in their voices is “CAN we color-code my files PLEASE?” It’s as if a magical rainbow of colors will make the 30 bags and boxes disappear.

Organizing to Show and Go

Getting your house on the market and getting ready to move can be a very stressful time. Having a comprehensive plan can reduce that stress. We help folks with this type of work every week , so here are a some of the essential guidelines we recommend for such a plan.

Organizing and the Al Hirschfeld Effect

  Before I was a professional organizer, I was a professional illustrator. What’s the connection? Al Hirschfeld. Here’s why. If ever there was an artist who understood that less is more, it was Al Hirschfeld. With his style of drawing, minimal makes movement. The drawings came alive with action because his lines were so simple, clean, and fluid. To clutter …

The Kitchen as Organizing Lab

If there was one room that made sense as a lab to experiment with organizing processes, it would be the kitchen. If you can master these principles in the kitchen lab, you can master them in the rest of your house. Here are five of my favorites.

Christmas Organizing Jumpstart

Are you having a hard time getting going with the Christmas decorating this year? Here’s a tip that I have found useful in getting the ball rolling. Create a Christmas jumpstart box.

Time Management for Resolutions

The new year is still a few weeks away, but this is the perfect time to think about how to make those new years resolutions a reality this year. Effective time management is the key.