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Category Archive: 'BEAUTIFULLY ORGANIZED HOME'

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 […]

Sometimes I think I can transform Anything into a Margarita Bar

Sometimes I think I really can turn anything into a Margarita Bar. What do you have in your garage or basement that could be a fun project for you?  Decluttering can be a great adventure. This wood-burning stove was formerly used to heat my studio. The glass insert is a lone window left over from […]

The Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, CA

As a Chicago gal who lived in a turn-of-the-century coach house, I simply love vintage! Rainbow, CA June 6, 7, 8 2014  – We flocked from all over the country to meander, buy or sell at The Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, CA. Every three months Rita Reade of Mammabellarte co-hosts an amazing array of talented […]

San Diego Fires Prompt Organizing Clients to Donate to Charities

  Imagine starting all over after a fire. Some people in San Diego county lost everything. I would like to thank my organizing clients for donating clothes and shoes to charities to help those who lost their homes in the recent San Diego fires. Not quite ready to give it all away?  Select certain high-end items […]