August Organizing Tip: Using a Table

By |2019-01-22T09:29:57-05:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , |

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.

Garage Organizing: Moving Up

By |2018-01-02T20:36:48-05:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , , , |

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!

Organizing Lessons From the Boutique

By |2019-03-26T16:18:24-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Floor Planning, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , , , |

After we have purged the excess stuff from a client’s home, we have a conversation about how best to organize and store what’s left. This involves a discussion about the showroom vs. stockroom approach, which I have written about before. This time, I want to revisit the showroom vs. stockroom approach, with the aid of two useful images.

It Pays To Be Organized

By |2013-10-03T13:48:17-04:00October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , , , |

A guest post by Stephanie Hyde from Monkey Bars Garage Storage System To many people organizing seems like a daunting task that they’ll never get around to. If this is you, here’s a little push, simple steps like adding cabinets, shelving, overhead storage, and floor coatings can affect your home price by as much as 14 percent! (According to a Florida State University Study) Not only does this makeover give your wallet a boost, but it also helps increase the space in your home as well.

How To Take Charge of Awkward Garage Storage

By |2013-09-02T16:49:02-04:00September 2nd, 2013|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , |

It’s pretty easy to run out and buy some shelves and bins for storage in the garage, but so many of the items in the garage are what I would classify as “awkwards.” Your beautifully shelved bins can be sabotaged by items like fishing poles, bicycles, and garden tools. To take charge of your garage storage, accommodate these awkwards before you shelve the items that play nicely with others. Here’s how.

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