Saving Money on Holiday Gifts

| November 28, 2011

Tough times become even more apparent while gift shopping for the holidays. While many families, including my own, have opted to skip gifts for adults or draw names, there are ways to save money on the gifts still on your list.

You Can Save the World This ThanksGIVING and Beyond

| November 21, 2011

The news these days centers around the economy, job creation, the 99% vs. the 1%, the Occupy protests and clashes with police, the Super Congress committee and wars waging around the world. It’s enough to send the pluckiest optimist on a serious downer… We celebrate Thanksgiving this week, a day that is supposed to be full of gratitude, and we all know so many people who are suffering. But what can we do? Turns out we can do plenty.

Teacher Appreciation

| November 18, 2011

The Clutter Princess Guest Post Blogger is Certified Professional Organizer® Helene Segura, author of Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom… Teachers are some of the most important people on this planet. They spend more waking hours with children than parents do. They guide students in the formulation of who they are, what they think about, and who they want to be. Yet despite the important role that teachers play in the development of our children – our future generations – the general public has little knowledge about what a teacher’s day is actually like.

Clean Desk Policies

| November 14, 2011

At work, a manager in another department recently sent me an email to ask how she could make sure her staff complied with a new clean desk and office policy she was writing. Oh, this doesn’t sound good… Managers who have OCD, perfectionistic and hyper-organized tendencies will never be truly happy with the people underneath them unless they are exactly like the manager… When I work with clients whose managers view them as disorganized, I have a few tricks up my sleeve:

Creating a Closet – Must-Have List

| November 11, 2011

Want to build a better wardrobe? Build a better closet, first. Closets are the secret sauce of a fabulously, delicious gourmet wardrobe. And, best of all, they come in a variety of flavors, but the basic ingredients are the same. Below are several of my “must haves” when organizing a closet…

Organizing Product Review: Gift Wrapping Station

| November 2, 2011

When an organizing colleague posted the photo of The Container Store’s Gift Wrapping Station on Facebook, it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have one.