Before & After: Clothing Closet (No Hangers)

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to how they’d like to store clothes. Some people love to hang everything. Others such as this client, only fold them. According to the KonMari method, folding clothes into neat little rectangles offers many benefits: It saves you space when the clothes are folded then stored vertically … Continue reading Before & After: Clothing Closet (No Hangers)

Before and After: Armoire with Drawers

In this before and after, my client who frequently hosts parties and playdates needed help organizing a large armoire with 12 drawers. Over the years these drawers have been filled with things from party napkins, to batteries, to candles and coloring books. It's a beautiful piece of furniture that became the ultimate junk drawers. One … Continue reading Before and After: Armoire with Drawers

Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Recently I had a blast working with my youngest client yet, a 9-year-old girl, on her closet makeover. Because her bedroom was the guest room, the closet functioned as a storage/pantry. The items were never removed when my client moved in. As a result, there were paper towels, holiday decorations, a vacuum cleaner, and many … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Before & After: Toddler’s Bedroom

Little kids' clothes are so cute that buying them is hard to resist. The same goes for stuffed animals that offer our children comfort and imaginative play. Whether they are purchased or received as gifts, they can quickly get out of control. In this Before & After, my client needed help with her 3-year-old's bedroom. … Continue reading Before & After: Toddler’s Bedroom

Before&After: Clothing Closet

In this before and after, my client needed help with her closet. Because she’s expecting another child, she has a mix of pregnancy and regular clothes both in one closet. In the United States, it is common to have closets with a bar for hanging and multiple adjustable shelves. People generally use wire hangers that … Continue reading Before&After: Clothing Closet

ZERO-WASTE DECLUTTERING PART 2: BOOKS

A few weeks ago I started this series of Zero-Waste decluttering tips as an add-on for my KonMari organization service. In the first category, I suggested options for the clothes we discard. I was actually surprised to learn that 95% of textiles can be recycled, but currently, only 15% does while the rest end up … Continue reading ZERO-WASTE DECLUTTERING PART 2: BOOKS

Before & After: Kitchen Cabinet

With every organizing project, I always aim to increase the visibility and accessibility of a storage space. In this Before & After, few simple changes have made my client's time in the kitchen a much more enjoyable one. The before photos actually don't look too disorganized. However, for a client who enjoys baking, her baking supplies stored in the green container (a great Lego Duplo box … Continue reading Before & After: Kitchen Cabinet

Zero-Waste Decluttering Part 1: Clothing

My last blog post about redefining waste touched on how I started composting and taking our used clothing to be recycled. The once tedious chore of dealing with our garbage has become a joyful act to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle. As I build my organizing consulting business, I decided to offer a Zero-Waste decluttering option. One of the biggest reasons … Continue reading Zero-Waste Decluttering Part 1: Clothing