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New Virtual Services Offered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Three Avenues for Dispersing Items From the Home

Three Avenues for Dispersing Items From the Home

As a professional organizer, I am asked some questions over and over.  It seems that no matter who the individual or family is, we all have universal questions and concerns when it comes to our “stuff.”  One of the common questions I hear is “what do I do...

What Is It Like Working with a Professional Organizer?

What Is It Like Working with a Professional Organizer?

While the field of professional organizing may not be new, the concept of hiring a professional organizer might be to you.  Although gaining in popularity due to recent TV shows, professional organizing is still very much a niche industry.  The concept of...

Getting Organized With Household Systems

Getting Organized With Household Systems

There are five steps in the organizing process.  The final step is to create a system to maintain what you’ve organized.  In order to keep a space organized, you might add labels, determine how often you’ll tidy up the space, or create a schedule to...

Organizing By The Numbers

Organizing By The Numbers

I have to admit that I’ve always been good at organizing spaces.  I must have the organizing “gene” because I can look at a cluttered space and break it down into actionable steps to create a beautiful, functional space.  I didn’t really realize this though...

What’s Holding You Back from Being Organized?

What’s Holding You Back from Being Organized?

Have you ever wanted to be really good at something, but just couldn’t figure out why you weren’t succeeding?  Nothing is more frustrating than trying your hardest, but not seeing the results you want.  If you have tried in the past to get organized, but...

Five Habits of Highly Organized People

Five Habits of Highly Organized People

You’ve heard the term the seven habits of highly effective people; well today I present to you the five habits of highly organized people.  Studies show that clutter and disorganization cause stress and anxiety.  Therefore, based on this information, I’d...