How to Manage Laundry and Design a Functional Laundry Room

Laundry is one of those many household chores that many of us dread. Most likely, that is because your laundry room is in total chaos. That certainly does make a tedious task seem even more overwhelming. Here are a few ideas to help you manage laundry. Establish a Laundry Routine I know you don’t like … Read more

Mid-Century Modern Design Inspiration

I’m not sure I’ve told you yet about my true obsession (besides organizing, of course). I am totally, completely, over-the-top obsessed with mid-century modern (MCM) design. This quote sounds like a mission statement for simple and functional living and certainly speaks to me. It could almost be a motto to live by. “If it is not … Read more

Three Vital Tips to Organize Your Home in the New Year

The start of a new year can be a great time to recommit to having a more organized, functional, and beautiful home. Many of my clients avoid a much-needed decluttering, renovation, or redecorating project because there is just too much confusion in their homes. They feel their life, in general, is chaotic, and they don’t … Read more

How to Stay Organized During the Holiday Season

Everywhere I go right now, everyone asks, “So, are you all ready for Christmas?” instead of commenting on the weather. In whose mind is that a helpful question? Of course, I’m not “all ready.” I’m not sure I even know what “all ready” means. If I interpret it as having everything perfectly organized and having … Read more

7 Steps to an Organized Christmas

This is it, we’re in the holiday homestretch, and with three weeks to go, we’re down to the wire! Have I made you a bit nervous yet? Not to worry! These seven steps to an organized Christmas will help you accomplish most of the tasks on your to-do list. 1. Cards Send your cards out … Read more

5 Easy Steps for Organizing Your Child’s Room

November is a great time of year to help your children organize their room(s). A good decluttering and reorganization before the holiday season can help relieve stress and make you feel more in control of your home, including organizing your child’s room. If you can work with your children and help them set up a … Read more

How Managing Time Can Help You Get Organized

It might seem counterintuitive but, in my experience, one of the main reasons most people struggle with disorganization is that they have trouble managing time. Here’s the thing.  You can’t really manage time; you can only use it wisely to accomplish the most important things that you need to and want to do. And if … Read more

Here Are Five Organizing Pitfalls to Avoid

Today I am sharing a few things clients have tried over the years that I know don’t work so you can avoid them right from the start. If it’s too late for that, you will want to pick one of these bad habits and fix it right away.  And then fix the next one and … Read more

Ten Things To Do Before You Start a Renovation

Having worked on dozens of renovations with clients over the last 20 years, I can share with you these ten tips that should help you avoid the pitfalls and bring your renovation to completion on time and on budget. The key components of any renovation project are to have a sense of humour, a lot … Read more

Home Décor: 5 Reasons to Add Curtains as Window Treatments in Your Home

In my experience working with my interior decorating clients, most windows in your home need some type of window treatment.  Blinds are an extremely popular and functional choice for most spaces in your home and are sufficient on their own. However, drapery treatments add something special to your design and are worth the investment. Why … Read more

How to Get Organized at Home with Zones

As you declutter your home and create a plan to get organized and stay organized, it is a good idea to learn how to set up zones so that it is easy to put things back where they belong, and, more importantly, so you can find what you need. This process can take a lot … Read more

10 Ways to Organize and Repurpose a Fine China Collection

As a Professional Organizer with 20 years experience, I have been asked many times what to do with the china collection that has never been used. After all, it’s a collection and those aren’t actually meant be touched at all, are they? Well, that’s an ongoing debate if you are trying to become more organized … Read more

How to Get Your Very Own Minimalist Dream Dwelling

If you are embracing a minimalist lifestyle and are obsessed, like I am, with tiny homes, small spaces and living with less, this post will definitely be of interest to you. After all these years working in design and helping clients declutter and organize their lives, I know that less definitely gives you more. More … Read more

How to Sell Your Stuff and Declutter Your Life

My organizing clients ask me all the time about selling or donating items that they no longer want or need. I know it is difficult to accept that most of what you paid a lot of money for years ago is no longer valuable. There are exceptions to that for sure. Here are some helpful … Read more

The Six Best Ideas for Staging Your Home

I am not a professionally trained stager, but after 20 years of helping my clients move, I do know that decluttering your home is the first step to preparing it for sale. Even if you’re not selling, pretend you are staging and see how it feels. It will definitely be more open and inviting and … Read more