Storage Solutions for Small-Space Living

I have had the privilege of organizing and designing several small spaces over the years. The most recent one was a two-bedroom, 750-square-foot condo. The client’s partner had moved in a few months earlier, and they were struggling to make the space work for them. Of course, merging two households into one is challenging, so … Read more

5 Steps to Organize Your Home When You Feel Overwhelmed

Struggling with clutter, disorganization, and chaos in your home can be overwhelming – especially when you have no idea where and how to start organizing. Sometimes, being overwhelmed leads to inertia, procrastination, or complete avoidance of the problem. Besides, you can always find something more interesting to do than decluttering your house. Right? However, eventually, … Read more

Organize Your Home with Zones

As you declutter, create a plan to organize your home with zones. Setting up specific zones makes it easy for people to put things back where they belong and, more importantly, find what they need. The process takes some thought and planning. Firstly, pay attention to how and where you use items before you decide … Read more

Selling Your Stuff to Declutter Your Life

My organizing clients frequently ask me about selling or donating items that they no longer want or need. They are often disappointed when they realize that what they paid a lot of money for years ago is no longer valuable. I sympathize. I know it isn’t easy to accept. (Of course, there are exceptions—specifically with … Read more

What Are Your Clutter Hotspots Saying?

In the winter, most people typically hunker down and wait for spring before tackling major decluttering projects. However, if you drag yourself up off the sofa and look around the house for some ‘clutter hotspots, ‘ you could work to banish them once and for all. Entryways Is the clutter in your entryway secretly telling … Read more

The Benefits of Putting Stuff Away

As I was returning items to their designated storage space, I realized that not everyone is a fan of putting stuff away. Perhaps they think, “Why put something away if you are just going to use it again?” It’s a great question, so let’s explore some answers. Firstly, let’s consider why people don’t put things … Read more

Schedule Time for Home Office Maintenance

If you created a home office, you probably thought that once you purged all the unnecessary stuff and set up your space with all that nice new furniture, you could sit back and relax because you completed your organizing project. However, maintaining your space is the third and final part of the organizing process. It’s … Read more

A Kitchen Stuffed to the Brim

The Friday before last, I spent the entire day with a close family member helping him declutter a kitchen stuffed to the brim. It was long overdue. We “refreshed” the kitchen a few years ago, installing a new countertop, sink, faucet, and backsplash. We also repainted. It made such a huge difference. At the time, … Read more

The Tale of a Plumber’s Van

A plumber’s van might seem like an unusual topic for an organizing and design blog post, but it’s not. Let me explain. A local plumber who works with many of my clients bought a brand-new van. It’s a Ford Transit Cargo Van. Usually, I don’t find that very exciting. Even when I buy a new … Read more