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My Favorite Organizing Products for the Pantry

Do you remember the song from The Sound of Music, "These are a Few of My Favorite Things?" As I was writing this blog post, this song kept going through my head! In previous posts, I've talked a lot about how to organize spaces in your home, but I realized I haven't...

Getting Your Family On Board with Organized Living

I was talking to a friend recently who expressed exasperation at the fact that she tries to maintain organized spaces in her home, yet struggles with her family's lack of cooperation. Maybe you can relate. Do you organize spaces only to find that clutter abounds...

How to Create an Organized Family Laundry System

Laundry is definitely one of those chores in life that will never end. Whether you enjoy the process or dread it, it's here to stay. Getting kids involved in the process helps take some of the responsibility off mom and I call that a mom win for all you busy mommas...

Closet Organizing Made Easy

How's your bedroom closet looking these days? Can you easily find what you want to wear or does it look like a tornado just swept through with clothes landing in every direction? Probably even on its best day, your closet could use a refresh and tidying up, right?...

Five Organizing Tips for an Easier Move

Moving is considered one of the most stressful events in one's life. Sorting, discarding, packing everything up, and unpacking can be time consuming, exhausting, and down right overwhelming. But, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. My family and...

New Virtual Services Offered

Like all of you, the last thing I expected was to live most of March and April under shelter in place guidelines. While I appreciate the time at home with my family and definitely want to do my part to keep my community safe, I have to admit that I miss organizing and...

7 Tips to Get Organized for an Open House

When it comes to selling a home, there are a lot of moving pieces to tackle. From working with realtors, to packing for the actual move, it can be overwhelming thinking about all the work that goes into selling a house. Having an open house is a great way to get...

10 Tips to Help Make Spring Decluttering & Organizing Simple

While it may be snowy and cold in Chicago, the reality is that spring (and spring decluttering) is just around the corner. What better way to usher in the new season than freshening up the inside of your home as new life begins to bloom outside?

Seven Advantages of Working with a Professional Organizer

When it comes to organizing, it's easy to get overwhelmed and procrastinate, especially if it's not one of your strengths. Fortunately, Professional Organizers are here to help! Working with an organizer is a great way to streamline your process, make progress, and...

How to Organize Your Family’s Big Move

I’ve found that most people don’t know how long it takes to organize a move and carry it out. Can you guess when you should start? Answer: 6 months in advance. That’s half a year! Today, I’m giving you my step-by-step process for orchestrating a move. After having...

Six Tips to Easily Organize a Playroom

If you're a parent, you know that having kids means finding new activities to keep them stimulated and entertained. Whether it's games, puzzles, or dolls, making room for play things can be challenging. A common solution for this problem is to designate a space for...

The 7 Features Every Successful Home Staging Needs

Home staging has become an essential part of selling a home in this day and age, as avoiding it often means the house will linger on the market with price reductions. Here are the 7 must-have features of any successful staging…

7 Holiday Traveling Tips from a Professional Organizer

Whether we’re meeting up with family for the holidays, going south for the winter, or planning a vacation in the New Year, us Illinoisans are no strangers to travel. Here’s how organizing can make your trip easy, relaxing, and stress-free…

Four Tips for Organizing your Guest Room for the Holidays

It's the happiest time of the year, but it can also be very hectic! This is especially true when you have guests coming in from out of town and staying in your home. If you've been using your guest room for impromptu storage, you might be in a frenzy thinking about...

How to Declutter Your Space for Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are such a special time for enjoying each other’s company and holding our loved ones extra close… and a clutter-free home can make all the difference in how fully we enjoy this season.

Five Ways Clutter Affects Families

My role as a professional organizer allows me to meet a lot of families and visit many homes.  As a working mom and wife myself, I truly enjoy being welcomed into these homes and strategizing new systems to create efficiencies in various rooms and greater...

Get Your Garage Organized in Five Easy Steps

If you live in a snowy climate, this might be one of the most important blog posts you read this month!  I’m guessing if you are reading this, your garage is in need of organization and NOW is the time to get this project done.  Stop, drop, and run to your...

How to Organize Your Child’s Bedroom for the New School Year

The children are back to school and it’s the perfec time to organize! Thoughtful organization systems can boost your child’s clarity of mind, save time, increase productivity during the school year, create less stressful mornings and evenings, and even make play-time more enjoyable.