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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...

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

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.

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...

How to Organize Any Space in Your Home

How to Organize Any Space in Your Home

If you’re reading this blog post, then most likely you have a desire to get more organized.  I can’t say I blame you since studies show that clutter causes anxiety and stress.  In addition to peace of mind, there are so many benefits to living an organized...

Prepping Your Home for the Spring Market

Prepping Your Home for the Spring Market

Are you selling your home this spring? If so, there will be a lot of decisions to make. You’ll be thinking about picking a realtor, arranging for a pre-listing inspection with a home inspector, and researching comparable houses in your neighborhood. Sometimes it seems...

Household Organizing Tips – Simple Ideas to Save Your Sanity

Household Organizing Tips – Simple Ideas to Save Your Sanity

Raise your hand if you are the mom or dad of a busy family. If you raised your hand, then I’m talking to you and you should keep reading. Almost every family I know is busy with work, school, activities, celebrations, and well just general life. When life goes...

Move Over Spring Cleaning…Let’s Start Spring Organizing!

Move Over Spring Cleaning…Let’s Start Spring Organizing!

Last week I was walking through my backyard and was so excited to see little green buds pushing up through the dirt. When I see this sign, coupled with the time change and longer day light hours, I know spring is here! When I think spring, I think of spring cleaning...

Top Five Time Management Techniques to Maximize Productivity

Top Five Time Management Techniques to Maximize Productivity

Do you ever wish there were more hours in the day or more days in the week? Sometimes it seems we just can’t fit everything in that we want or need to get done. Nobody enjoys the feeling of rushing, running late, forgetting things, and feeling unaccomplished. While we...

Three Secrets to an Organized Bathroom

Three Secrets to an Organized Bathroom

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend in your bathroom every day? What number would that translate to on a monthly or yearly basis? Whatever the number, it’s probably fairly high, right? What if I told you that I could give you a few tips to make your...

How to Avoid Paper Piles Once and For All

How to Avoid Paper Piles Once and For All

Paper piles! They are in every home in America and seem to be a universal object that we all struggle with on a daily basis. And it’s no wonder…think about all of the sources for incoming paper that you have in your life. Paper comes from in through the mail,...