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Best Professional Organizing Tip — Go Vertical — Even in your Garden

  Going vertical is my favorite way to organize any space. What do I mean by “going vertical?”  Some ways to go vertical are to use shelving, cubbies and hooks.  Use the air space instead of the flat space in your home and office — and, in your garden! You can pretty much never have too […]

It Takes a Village — Professional Women’s Roundtable is that Village

As a member of PWR, my favorite monthly meetings are Member Showcases.  That’s when two members stand up bravely in front of the group and go into depth about what they do, how they got here, and more importantly who they are. Last meeting I had the pleasure of hearing and seeing Tracy Blanscet of […]

It Takes a Village – Hera Hub Coworking Center Opens in Carlsbad

    Hera Hub is Felena Hanson’s creation — bringing coworking to a new level.  And, we now have Hera Hub in beautiful Carlsbad, CA.  The location alone surely elevates one’s creativity to new heights. The offices are organized beautifully — elegant and functional. I attended the 2-year anniversary bash on August . It was […]

Habitat for Humanity – Temecula Office Make-over

    Organized Beautifully make-over at Habitat for Humanity in Temecula by Professional Organizer, Thalia Poulos. In the thriving community of Temecula, known as southern California’s wine country, is the office of Habitat for Humanity and its ReStore where items are accepted as donations and resold to help fund Habitat’s many housing programs. Referencing an […]

Declutter — Donate Today to Organize Easier Tomorrow

  Why do we keep things we’ll never use?  As a Professional Organizer I have heard so many reasons!  Here are just a few: I will use it some day I will get it fixed It was expensive I’m going to sell it on Craigslist It has sentimental value   The “List” goes on and […]

Summer — Relax, Reflect and Repurpose

I noticed that my weekly and monthly business networking meetings are not as well-attended in summer.  No surprise.  People are on vacation both physically and mentally.  And, that’s a good thing.  It’s a great time to step back and smell the magnolias, reflect, repurpose some precious things you’ve been planning on giving a new lease […]

Junk Drawer Easy Organizing Tips

The Junk Drawer serves a very useful purpose — as long as you just have one.  It’s where you can quickly stash everyday items like scissors, rubber bands, batteries or the dog brush.  The trick is having its contents grouped and at your fingertips.  Here’s an organized kitchen junk drawer.   The tools and scissors […]

Organizing Tips for a Small Bathroom

A small bathroom with a pedestal sink means little counter space, so maximize your shelving to create both storage and work spaces Tuck small shelves with straw baskets next to sink to group often used items like make-up, hair products, nail polish A bamboo shade closes off the deep open shelving when guests are expected […]

Tips on Arranging and Organizing Artwork in a Beautiful City-View Condo

One great thing about living in a high-rise with massive windows is those glorious views of the city.  The challenge is where to display and hang your artwork when you have limited wall space.  Here are some tips on how to easily address that organizing challenge as shown in this client’s lovely Chicago condo.  She […]

Desperation Make-up: What I learned about the Hail Mary Pass at Notre Dame and applied to my Face

When I lived in Chicago, I used to go to college football games — from University of Wisconsin to Northwestern to Notre Dame.  It was at Notre Dame that I learned about the Hail Mary Pass (and the Touch-down Jesus!)  These terms are not meant to be politically incorrect religious remarks at all.  The idea […]