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Cubbies Organize Children’s Toys

This busy parent was feeling hopeless even though she already had a great idea with the cubbies. First we did a “discard and donate”. Then we collaborated to use the cubbies better. Steps to Organize Toys1. Discard and Donate. “When you bring in 1 new; release 2” (your new mantra).2. Group like-kind.3. Use cubbies, colored […]

Declutter Your Home before You List it

Redfin says Declutter Your Home before You List it.

A Professional Organizer’s Tips for Book Lovers — Unpacking Your Books

AFTER Photography by Yelena Yahontova, Photographer of Joy OK, you’ve moved and now you face lots of boxes to be unpacked. This blog focuses on your beloved books. Getting started: – Envision the space as you’d like to see and use it. – Be sure you have ample shelving because you’ll need a proper place […]

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 […]

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