Why Your Garage’s Floor May Be Its Greatest Asset

There are a lot of of great garage storage products out there.  The MVP, however, might be something that you may think of as nothing. In my last post, I discussed when empty is golden. This certainly includes an empty garage floor. Here are three reasons why  your garage floor may be its greatest asset. Protect Your Car! Do you …

5 Attic Organizing Tips

Attic organizing projects can be overwhelming, but you can overcome, by understanding the challenges and breaking them down.

Organizing the Playroom

While I’m not a parent, after almost 15 years of organizing the playroom, I understand the challenges. Mostly, I understand the limitations of just how organized a playroom can get. You just can’t hold it up to the same standards as rooms that you have more control of. I often have clients ask for a playroom where their children can …

How To Get Organized Fast

Recognizing that basic division is the first step in how to get organized fast. Here are six more.

Organizing Priority Management

I often say that organizing is ultimately not about sorting out your stuff, your paper, or your time. Rather, it’s about sorting out your priorities. Financial advisors have similar advise for managing your finances. Don’t look for that magic stock. Start by looking at what your financial priorities are. It’s essential in both cases. Why? Because everybody has different priorities …

Minimalism: When Empty is Golden

You know the song “Silence is Golden?” After a loud day, silence is golden. It’s a relief.  I wouldn’t quite say that empty is golden, not always. We certainly don’t want an emptybank account, for example, but sometimes empty is golden. Clients often asks, upon emptying a bin, “What am I going to use this for now?” This always strikes …

Five Organizing Tips for Basement Storage

The best organizing tips for basement storage make sense when you understand it’s supporting role.  This can be understood by revisiting a model called showroom/stockroom, which I’ve written about before.  This is a conceptual model of storage, that makes your organizing systems more sustainable. Here’s a summary of how it works. In a showroom, the space is open, inviting, and …


The Cost of Clutter

I would argue that clutter can cost you, in time, energy, and yes, money.

My Favorite Organizing Tool

My favorite organizing tool is a clear work surface, dedicated to processing. It will do more to help you stay organized than anything else.