Downsizing: What NOT To Declutter

Believe it or not, there are actually some things that you should NOT declutter, when you are downsizing. It’s easy to get caught up in the pressure to unload all the excess stuff in your home. This, however, can lead to bad decisions and regret. It’s important to remember that ultimately organizing is not about sorting out your stuff. It’s …

Top 5 Organizing Tips For Spring Cleaning

Organizing tips for spring cleaning.

I am actually going to list just ONE organizing tip for spring cleaning. Simply put, you can clean much easier in areas that you have decluttered first. That’s it, but what’s the best way to declutter for spring cleaning? Here are five tips. 1. Start with the garage When my first organizing tip is “start with the garage,” my client’s …

What Does Recycling and Organizing Have in Common?

paper shredding

Last Friday our NAPO-CT chapter had a visit from the nice people at SCRRRA, who taught us a LOT about recycling. I also realized how much recycling has to do with organizing. And yes, it’s more than just the sorting. The biggest revelation came from the list of things that can’t be recycled and WHY. For example, did you know …

How To Organize Your Garage Space

Organize Your Garage

The answer to why your garage space isn’t working for you has everything to do with how you use your garage space.

Organizing Keepsakes

organizing baby cloths

When organizing items in your attic, one of the categories you are bound to see a lot of, are keepsakes. Odds are good that you will have more than you need, but how do you go about safely getting rid of items that are irreplaceable?

January 2018, The Fill

Matt and 4 other professional organizers share 5 Easy Tips for Creating a Decluttering Plan.

A Harvesting Lesson for Getting Organized

Ever wonder what a threshing floor is? It’s an old convention, but it is very helpful in understanding a concept in getting organized, that is valuable today.

Where To Begin Organizing

To begin organizing, you must clarify your priorities and edit out the excess clutter in your home or office. To do this effectively, it is helpful to first establish some very general categories and quickly sort items into them.

Organizing Collectibles

Collectibles can take up a lot of space in your home, so here’s five useful tips to keep in mind when organizing them.

Organizing for Self Storage

Increasingly, people are finding self-storage to be a helpful way to manage their belongings either during a short-term transition, or as part of a more comprehensive process to create more living space at home. Either way, it helps to keep your storage unit organized.

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Organizing Books

Are the books in your home taking over? Reading is a wonderful thing, but if your books are interfering with other priorities, perhaps it’s time to rein them in.

Organizing to Live Tiny

With the tiny house phenomenon in its prime, living tiny and sustainability is more popular than ever. A minimalist lifestyle can be freeing and exhilarating. Imagine living in a simple, organized, and zen space.

Organizing Your Receipts

My plan for organizing receipts is actually a perfect example of my ultimate organizing approach.