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A cluttered life

A cluttered life

People often fall into two categories when they hear the term professional organizer:

OMG I need one of those right now!

or

Who would pay someone to organize for them? That is ridiculous.

Doing it all; Home care ideas from a professional organizer

Doing it all; Home care ideas from a professional organizer

Last week I talked about Doing it all. Since we can’t actually do everything, how can you figure out what things are most important for you.

There is no cookie-cutter model for balancing work, family, and self. I think that’s because people have really different priorities. For some people, an organized house is not nearly as important as being successful in their career or traveling around the world. For others, having a place for everything and everything in its place is what keeps them sane. So for those people, an organize house is quite a high priority.

Doing it all

Doing it all

So much has been said and written about life-work-family balance, it seems like we’d be done talking by now. Still, there are houses to run, careers to have, and children to feed. In that respect we will always be talking about doing it all — about life balance, also known by it’s not-so-loaded name: time management.

How to organize under the kitchen sink

How to organize under the kitchen sink

When someone first asked me, in a serious tone, how do you recommend I organize under the kitchen sink? I thought to myself,

When did my life get so glamorous?

I mean really! Next I’ll find myself at a party discussing mildew stain removal.
But, then I thought, “WWMD?” (What would Martha do?)

3 ways a professional organizer can make your move easier

3 ways a professional organizer can make your move easier

After years of helping make our clients’ moves easier, this summer I got to provide this service to my very own family. And, as they say, what didn’t kill me made me stronger. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to die after about 50 trips up the stairs carrying boxes!

Minimalist guide to setting up a nursery

Minimalist guide to setting up a nursery

The most fun organizing job we had this week was setting up a nursery for first time parents. We snuck a little nursery area into their office/storage room so now it’s an office/nursery.

What was that thing… I can’t remember

What was that thing… I can’t remember

When was the last time you forgot something important?

And not just your wallet, I’m talking about forgetting your responsibilities or forgetting an idea. All of those brilliant ideas you have exploding in your brain. You think, “Oh, that is good. I’m going to do that as soon as…”