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Office Spring Cleaning Week: File Organization

By catherine | April 17, 2013

Once you get a handle on the overwhelming piles of paperwork that often build up in your office, you’ll feel a sense of relief! Your office CAN be a serene place that inspires you. Unfortunately, many equate their office space with stress.
Lets change that! To kick off our Office Spring Cleaning Week, we will start [...]

How-To: Store Winter Items

By catherine | April 15, 2013

Now that you’re inspired to transition your wardrobe, here’s a more detailed how-to for storing winter items.
Quick-tip: If you’ve found holes in your clothing, try placing items in the freezer for 30 minutes before you take them to be professionally cleaned. This should kill any moths or moth balls remaining on your clothes!

Dry clean your [...]

Make The Switch!

By catherine | April 10, 2013

It’s finally that time of year! I have officially transitioned my wardrobe. So long cashmere sweaters and dark hues…it’s time for spring florals and bright colors!
Transitioning your wardrobe season to season is one of the simplest way to keep your closet organized year round.
First, there is no reason to spend time flipping through cashmere [...]

Organize Your Entrance

By catherine | February 27, 2013

Does your daily routine look a little something like this?
After a long day at work you stack the mail atop the pile from yesterday, fling the keys on the kitchen counter beneath the newspapers and set your purse on the couch? You are not alone!
Without a strategy for your daily entrance, the hurried scramble to [...]

Quick Bathroom Tips

By whitney | January 7, 2013

The bathroom tends to be an area we spend a lot of time in to prepare for our day and to unwind at night. Help make your bathroom work for you by following a few tips:
-Before trying to organize anything, go through and look for things that can easily be let go of, including expired [...]

Location, Location, Location.

By whitney | January 7, 2013

The kitchen is normally the main hub of the house which makes it a magnet for clutter. Also, kitchens often fall victim to scenario in which, upon move in and without much thought, items were placed semi-randomly in cabinets and “that’s just where they are now.” This causes us to reach over things we rarely [...]

Closet Tour

By whitney | October 23, 2012

Welcome to the Closet of a Professional Organizer! Catherine has so graciously allowed me to take a tour of her closet to share the organization ideas that work best for her. I think you will quickly see that being organized is not about having everything looking perfect. Rather, it’s about arranging your items in a [...]

Unusual Organizing

By whitney | August 20, 2012

Real Simple Magazine had a fun article on common household items used for out-of-the-box organizing. I noted my favorites below and linked the full article, which is full of “that’s a good idea!” moments.

Use a magazine rack to control foil, plastic wrap and wax paper.
Re-purpose a magnetic paper clip holder to corral bobby pins…that always [...]

Preserving Family History

By whitney | July 10, 2012

We were given a big project from a client who wanted his mother’s albums preserved by moving the photos into archive safe plastic sheets and placed into a binders.
Because  all the photos were different sizes we needed a flexible way to display them on the pages and discovered Photo Corners which allowed us to do [...]