De-clutter Your Vanity

| April 27, 2012

The older I get, the more I stare just a little longer than I used to at those anti-aging moisturizer ads in magazines. It’s the old “hope-in-a-jar” routine…

Even Professional Organizers Have to Clean their Closets

| March 20, 2012

This past Saturday night was an exciting night in the Simon household. I was deep in my closet, sorting through my wardrobe. Even professional organizers have to redo their space every now and again.

When Do You Hire Professional Help?

| February 13, 2012

My eyebrows were the first indication that I needed professional help. For several years, I had done the plucking thing with limited success… Then someone told me how they had their brows waxed in a salon. I tried it. I liked it. It simplified one aspect of my life.

Making Time to Clear Clutter

| January 23, 2012

It always sounds so easy. Grab a stack of magazines or a box still packed from your last move and just go through it. Uh-huh. Getting right on that. But ooh, look. Something shiny and way more fun. Stack of what? This happens to all of us. We have great intentions of accomplishing all sorts of things, but life gets in the way. Other stuff is always more fun than clearing clutter, unpacking boxes and folding laundry, but we know there are some things we have to do. Here are some ways to make time to clear clutter…

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: