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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

Organizing Shades of Grey in the Kitchen

One of the problems my clients tend to have with organizing is that they to see everything in black and white. Whether an item is extremely valuable or completely useless, it’s easy to find a home for it. The real challenge comes with all the shades of grey in between.

Holiday Organizing and Beyond

It may seem too early to start thinking about holiday organizing, but a big part of organizing is planning ahead, so your next steps are easier. Besides talking about holiday storage, I’m also going to throw in some general storage tips as well.