Category Archives: Organizing with Kids

Exactly How Does Clutter Accumulate?

  Clutter means different things to different people. Many of us can work in and actually thrive in, what others would consider a cluttered state. Others have to be in or work in a minimalist state. Whatever environment works for you, at some point we find ourselves with too much clutter around us. How does that…Continue Reading

6 Key Back To School Organizing Tips

Where did the summer go? I know summer doesn’t officially end until late September but for a lot of you summer ends when the kids go back to school so I trust you’ll enjoy the last few weeks you have left! Take these last few weeks to get your children organized and ready for school…Continue Reading

The Process of Organizing – 5 Easy Steps To Follow

In any business, organizing is a process of establishing work required, the flow of work and grouping of activities related to that work. It really isn’t that different when you apply this to your home or small office. In the professional organizing industry we like to use the acronym SPACE – Sort, Purge, Assign, Containerize…Continue Reading

10 Hidden Spots To Find Extra Storage

  The truth about storage is that you can never have enough. As an organizational specialist, I am constantly thinking about new and creative ways to bring more storage to your home or office. It doesn’t matter whether your space is small or large. Even in a larger home you’ll find you seem to grow…Continue Reading

ADHD & Clutter – A Recipe For Chaos?

ADHD, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a psychiatric disorder causing attention control, which can cause attention deficits. Many adults with ADHD have cluttered homes and work spaces. Some of you are able to function quite well in these surroundings and surprisingly can find anything you need quite quickly in a state that…Continue Reading

How Do I Help My Child Organize Their Room

As a child you’ve probably been scolded and sent to your room to clean it many times. A very familiar sound in my house was my mother yelling “get this room cleaned up”. Now that I’m older and wiser and have gone through it with my kids, I now know she was trying to get…Continue Reading

It’s “Clean Out Your Closet Week”

The second week of March is “Clean Out Your Closet Week” and what better time to do so when the temperatures are on the rise and spring is just around the corner. Time to switch things up in the closet and get ready for the warmer months ahead. Here are a few questions to ask…Continue Reading

5 Signs You May Be Chronically Disorganized And What You Can Do About It

We are all a little disorganized in some aspects of our life but for some of you being disorganized affects your day-to-day living. Lets begin with defining what chronic disorganization is (also known as “challenging disorganization”). Being chronically disorganized is defined as being disorganized for a long period of time during which you have not…Continue Reading

6 Things Professional Organizers Want You To Know

I have been a Professional Organizer for several years I’m often asked a lot of different questions about organizing and down sizing. There are a few things that I seldom get asked that I think you should know. The System When you hire a professional organizer you are not only hiring somebody who will help…Continue Reading