Organizing can be stressful, but you can take the stress out of organizing. How? By breaking it down into small goals, by being ok with imperfection, by getting help when you need it, and by just continuing to try. Celebrate the small victories!
When faced with piles of stuff in each room, it can be daunting […]
Organizing your home can be challenging, especially when the primary storage solutions (like drawers and closets) are already overflowing. We’ve all experienced the frustration of having to dig behind multiple bins and through various boxes to find a single sweater for a chilly summer day. Although some items (like holiday decor) can be stored seasonally, other […]
Trying to keep laundry organized can be a challenge, especially if you have a house full of kids. Laundry is one of those chores that will sneak up on you if you don’t keep it organized. We all expect a full basket of dirty clothes, but in reality it quickly turns into a mountain of […]
Household chores can be the key to both a clutter-free household and a clutter-free mind, but not every task comes complete with the same level of enjoyment. One person may have an impeccably organized closet, but the kitchen cupboards are overflowing. Another could find pleasure in an organized office, but find completing a single chore […]
by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
Last week, we talked about what first steps you can take to begin organizing your yard and garden. Once you’ve removed debris, raked the yard, and planned your new season’s garden, you can start creating your new space.
Purge, Prune, and Prep
Purge everything that will not be part of your new look. Do this […]
April 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives
by Tim Harford
“Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Drawing from research in neuroscience, psychology, and social science, as well as […]
One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the “I might need this someday” things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your “stuff” it isn’t so hard. When you struggle with the idea of getting rid of anything because you might need it, deciding what you […]