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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 […]

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 […]

How to Turn a Bookcase Sideways to create a Beautiful Faux Finish Media Center

If you love repurposing furniture, here’s a fun and simple way to take a tall bookcase and give it a new life as a TV stand. 0 Comments

Posted by Thalia Poulos on Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 1:13 am in BEAUTIFULLY ORGANIZED HOME

3-Day Easy Declutter Challenge – 3 Appointments – 3 Easy Categories

Would you like a little boost to help you declutter your family room?  Then, please take my Organized Beautifully 3-Day Declutter Challenge. Schedule 5 minutes with yourself for 3 days in a row.  Make an appointment with yourself. Day 1:  Toss 5 items — put in trash can outside; Day 2:  Donate 5 items — […]

Repurpose an old drawer — it’s a cool storage shelf

Here’s a really cute way to create a one-of-a-kind shelf. Use an old drawer from a castaway dresser — one with lots of character.  The older, the funkier, the better. Turn it upright, putting the drawer face at the top ( facing the ceiling), fasten it to the wall with drywall screws.   Touch up […]

Why Everyone Needs a Personal Sanctuary in their Home

My Personal Sanctuary has good light, beautiful artwork and a side table that begs for a teapot containing my favorite herbal tea. Personal Sanctuary When I organize a client I help them determine where they want to carve out a space in their home destined to be their Personal Sanctuary.  Where they can go to […]