Tag Archive: 'beautifully organized'
Getting organized for most people who hire us requires editing, decluttering and releasing items that no longer serve them. We simply have too much stuff to get and stay organized. It’s not easy to make those decisions and we understand that. Connect with a charity that speaks to you and donate items that will help […]
Make an “Aggravation List” as you walk through your home. Then get organized and decide what to do about it.
Many years ago a colleague of mine came to my house to help me create an Aggravation List — anything that bothered me about my home. Then, as we did the walk-through, we addressed what to do about each issue. It’s part of self-care. I use this walk-through method with my organizing clients today. […]
DIY Organizing and Repurposing Project with Professional Organizer Thalia Poulos
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 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 […]