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.

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.

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 […]

Creating Your Own Notice Board

| March 9, 2011

Since March is National Craft Month, I decided to highlight craft projects that will help you become more organized. Notice boards are functional, and, thanks to clever crafting, they can be pretty too.

Organizing for Singles

| March 4, 2011

I’m a single chick myself, and I know firsthand how hard it is to keep up with everything you need to take care of. So let’s talk about Organizing for the Single Person. The first major issue with singles is that we don’t have anyone to delegate to unless we pay them. If friends help you, you still have to pay them in food, beer or both.