Organizing using wall space: basketballs & guitars

Every time I organize, there’s always oddball things that end up laying around in a playroom/bonus room/bedroom/wherever.  In my daughter’s room, these were her basketball and her guitar.  These are not easy things to keep in bins or on a shelf but they needed to go somewhere.

Mabel’s Labels :: Where Has The Internet Gone?

This post is my entry to Mabel’s Labels contest where, in 300 words or less, we respond to the following hypothetical situation:  Electrical storms are going to wipe out the internet (perhaps forever).

Dogs & home showings are a bad combination!

I love my dog.  She’s great.  Sweet, well mannered and not too smelly for a lab.  But come near my house, and all bets are off. 

You probably love your dog too. 

Organizing & 2 Hours . . .

Hiring anyone to come in and do a project in your home or business can sometimes be a difficult decision.  You ask yourself if it’s worth it, how long will it take and especially, how much it will cost.

Like with like … that’s all I’m sayin’

I’ve been organizing for such a while now that I sometimes worry that what I’m harping on explaining to my clients is too simplistic or should be obvious.  Then I realize, usually from either the glazed look in their eyes or the look of awe and wonder, that yes, I need to explain that we group items together that are alike.

Book Review: The Organized Mom by Stacey Crew

As an organizer, I love organizing books and as a mom, I love organizing books.  Stacey Crew’s new book, The Organized Mom, combines the best of both worlds.

When I had my daughter, I was in my late 30’s and had absolutely no idea what I was getting into. 

Shiny Brass = Kiss of Death

It’s everywhere, that shiny brass!  You see it on doorknobs, light fixtures, cabinet pulls, faucets and more.  When I do staging consults, recommending that people update their fixtures and doorknobs is one of my key points. 

Blog Talk Radio with Julie Verleger & Me!

Organizing kids and their stuff was the topic today on Blog Talk Radio with Julie Verleger of The Organized Home.  I was a bit nervous as this was my first time on Blog Talk Radio but I had a good time and hopefully didn’t sound like too much of a dork.

Q & A with Rubbermaid – I’m on their blog!

Jim over at Rubbermaid asked me to participate in their Professional Organizer Q & A on their blog (Adventures In Organizing).  Of course!  How could I not – especially considering

Stinky smells in a home for sale & my quotes in The Tennessean yesterday . . .

I had a nice call last month from a local reporter doing a story about smells in a home for sale.  It’s a major concern in a lot of houses.  Smells are one of the biggest turn offs for so many buyers and one of the things that home owners rarely address primarily because, well, they don’t notice them.