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
waste [wāst] NOUN 1. an act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose As a child, my understanding of not being wasteful was to finish all of my food, not throw things away if they can be fixed, and shop for the best deal. Even though they were all good rules to live … Continue reading Redefining Waste
Simple Joy Tip: Decorating Your Closet
Getting ready to go out, even if it's going to work, can be a positive experience when you create an organized closet that reflects your personal style. When all the clothes and accessories you love are easily visible and accessible, you'll be able to quickly get out the door, and feel confident you'll make a good impression. Take … Continue reading Simple Joy Tip: Decorating Your Closet
Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?
“The ultimate secret of success is this: If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mind-set. A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits” -Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up … Continue reading Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?
NEWS: Becoming Certified
Ever since the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo magically came into my life (read about it here), I knew it was the sign I needed to follow my passion, and pursue organizing as a profession. Starting this blog was the first step. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I wanted a … Continue reading NEWS: Becoming Certified
Finding your voice through decluttering
Growing up, I learned that being quiet and shy meant I was a good kid. I easily fit into that mold, and it stayed with me into adulthood. Even though I remember feeling a distinct excitement when I voiced my opinions and did things my way, I was often too afraid to break out of my role. Over nearly four decades … Continue reading Finding your voice through decluttering