Organizing Cosmetics – A Conundrum

One of the common questions I hear from clients is how to best organize the drawer in their bathroom that holds cosmetics or grooming products for men. Most women have all their make up in a bag in the bathroom making it difficult to see what they have and where. And men seem to have […]

Staying Organized – A Challenge

Staying organized is not always easy. There’s a couple of things each of us can do to keep it simple. For instance, if you eat a lot of take-out, store all your take-out menus in a binder in the pantry or kitchen cupboard. And with kids back in school, there’s always the problem of permission […]

Setting Boundaries With Organizing Memorabilia

Everyone has some form of memorabilia, whether it be your child’s artwork, high school yearbooks or ticket stubs from special events. I myself have a tote just for my own special items, as well as a tote for items from each of my children, no longer living at home. Although these items help us to […]

Doggie Treat Organization – Containment is the key!

I don’t know about you, but because my little pooch is such a cutie I like to buy her an assortment of treats. I used to place them on the shelf in my pantry but inevitably I found it difficult to find them when I needed them. So, I bought one of those little canvas […]

Garage Organizing – Simple Finale

This past Sunday I completed the installation of the various items to get my son’s garage organized. Being a recently new home owner, there wasn’t an issue of an over abundance of items, but rather simply the need to organize the garage in a simple and convenient, no fuss manner for him so it could […]

Downsizing And Discovery

If you’re downsizing as a result of an impending move, and you’ve lived a long time with plenty of space, when you sort through and begin culling your belongings it might well become a trip down memory lane. Many of my clients find unfinished crochet or knitting projects, unused art supplies and such along the […]

Garage Organizing Project Update

This week has gone by incredibly fast. I completed my last bit of shopping for the garage makeover for my son and will be completing the installations and the organization this Sunday. I’m probably more excited than he is right now! Stay tuned as I’ll be taking photos and posting them on the Gallery page. […]

Organizing For Back to School – Inspirational

Here’s something inspiring for your day to day living, especially now that the kids are back to school. Place a storage bench or ottoman (Martha Stewart brand has a neat one) close to your front door for your kids accessories, such as knapsack, gloves, hats, etc. This also gives you and them a place to […]

Garbage Organization – Can Conundrum

Okay, so here’s the thing. I’m not lazy by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, truth be told, the extreme opposite would apply. Yet, I have an issue with our garbage can in the garage that drives me nuts. I have purposely situated the can inside the garage, lid off, directly beside the door […]

Editing Your Clothing – Donation Boxes – Beware!

I’ve cautioned my clients numerous times with respect to contributing clothing to donation boxes, but with The Toronto Star reporting on this today, it deserves a further mention. Many “charity” donation boxes you see sitting in parking lots are not truly going to needy persons. Many times they are unlicensed and situated there by disreputable […]