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Your Clothing Donations Help More than You Know

My organizing clients are clearing out their garage before they move. Their donations will come full circle in the community and help a woman get a job. Moving can be quite stressful. Make a list of everything you need to do for your move so it’s not overwhelming. As you check things off the list […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Balance — What Does it Mean to You?

  I’ve always enjoyed and believed that statement “Dog is God spelled backwards”. That’s what it means to me. Spending time with our pets is one of the best things we dog-lovers can do. It really opens our hearts. Getting organized is a means to an end; not an end unto itself. Don’t spend all your […]

Spring Cleaning – Tips and Products to Organize and Declutter Your Garage or Basement

If you like to keep a lot of stuff in your garage or basement, design your space to mimic your favorite store set-up (think Target combined with Home Depot). They have spent lots of money figuring out how to group things — so don’t reinvent the wheel. That’s where your own garage design comes in. […]

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