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Repurposed Materials become Vision Boards to Achieve your 2015 Goals

I do love to repurpose!  When I receive holiday greeting cards I enjoy them for the holidays on my mantel; then, look through them to find meaning, colors, designs that I want to cherish for the whole year.  I was excited to see that Patience Brewster feels the same about cherishing the holidays year round! If you’re […]

Create Beautiful Rituals to Change Your Life

  Getting organized is just the tip of the iceberg. Clutter reflects your blockages. What can you do to unblock yourself? The first thing I recommend is to look at your habits — specifically your morning rituals. What are your morning rituals? They set the stage for the rest of your day. And, that sets […]

Del Mar CA closet organization

Closet Reorganization – Cull, Consign, Discard, Donate, Done!

Still have your Madonna gloves? Four steps to organize your closet: 1.  Cull — too much stuff and you can’t find anything to wear:  Consign – Donate – Discard 2.  Quick fix —  Switch to skinny hangers to maximize closet rod space (Joy Mangano makes great ones). If you have items you rarely wear, but must […]

Five Kick-Starting Tips to Start De-cluttering

  Your clutter is a daily message to yourself, “I am overwhelmed”. What’s your vision for your space? Ready to de-clutter and simplify, but not sure where to begin? Many people know in their hearts that living a de-cluttered life will help them spend more time on things that are truly important to them. They […]

Organize Your Life – Tend Your Garden

Tending your garden is not just about growing flowers. It’s about taking time for things that matter to you, including nurturing yourself. Getting organized is a means to an end.  What’s your end?   My epiphany was when I made a decision not to be a workaholic anymore. Having been one for so long, I didn’t […]

Take a Break — Retro Tea Set on DIY Serving Table

I love mixing metals. This gold table-top is perfect for the retro, stainless Tea Set and cool tray. Organize your day so that you have time to smell the roses by sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea in a beautiful environment.  Nature is one of the best places in which to spend […]

DIY Drafting Table Faux Finish Extreme Make-over

You may have something you’re not using and you may say, “One of these days I’m going to paint this.” If that sounds like you, here are some simple painting techniques that anyone can do. Who uses a drafting table anymore? I inherited a cute, old wooden drafting table that was rickety and definitely not […]

What are you waiting for? Use the good crystal.

My client and I had reorganized her office and closet. We were now going through her lovely bedroom. She was using old plastic produce containers and an empty peanut butter jar for loose change, her watch, and the current nail polish. Why would a woman who lives in a multi-million dollar condo be so “cheap” […]

My Sister’s Closet Consignment – Encinitas, CA

The Closet: As a Professional Organizer I help my clients to go through their closets on a regular basis. Some donate to their favorite charity immediately. For others, finding a good consignment store is their preference. Knowing they will sell those ill-fitting, or “what was I thinking?”clothes and accessories helps inspire them to get rid […]

Hardware Store Glam – DIY Jewelry Organizer

As an inventor and an avid admirer of all things old (I’m part Historian Organizing Personality Style; part Visual) I was inspired to build my own jewelry organizer. As a professional organizer I love to find ways to “go vertical” with everything to maximize storage space. Here’s how it turned out and how I did […]