5 Ways to Keep Cool from Clutter

| June 10, 2011

Dang, it has been bloody hot. Lots of people are probably more interested in keeping cool in the A/C than trying to clear out the clutter. Here’s some ways to keep cool from clutter without breaking a sweat.

Have Chair and Ottoman, Will Fold Laundry

| June 6, 2011

During a visit to see my nephews in Louisville, my sister-in-law Katharine was folding laundry. Like most moms, laundry is a perpetual chore. Now folding laundry isn’t usually earth-shattering, but Katharine mentioned how she likes to fold laundry while sitting in a chair and can place the folded clothes on the ottoman in front of her. To make sure she can fold clothes anywhere in the house, she has a chair and ottoman in the living room and downstairs in the basement.

How Do You Know When You Have Too Much Crap?

| May 31, 2011

Last week, I enjoyed a Lifehacker post called “How to De-Crapify Your House” which offered some great tips on clearing clutter. But the article made me wonder one question. How do you know if you have too much crap to begin with? Here are some telltale signs that you do:

43 Organizing Tips

| May 11, 2011

I turn 43 this month. Yeah, I know. I have to lie down in a dark room too when I think too much about it. In honor of my birthday month, I am passing along my Top 43 Organizing Tips. My blog editor, Darcy, will probably make me split this into a couple of posts since I am so freaking old now that having 43 tips will make my blog post way too long.

Organizing on Steroids

| April 12, 2011

My allergies and the spring air created a perfect storm that landed me on steroids this past week. Yes, I was organizing on steroids.

Empowering Yourself

| March 14, 2011

Over the weekend, I gave a talk to a fun group on Organizing from Home. During the presentation, a woman asked the question: “How do you get yourself going when depression is holding you back? I can’t blame it all on the depression.” Ah, yes, depression. I know it well. I know firsthand how depression […]