Stress Free Organizing for Living Together

So, you’re shacking up. Taking the plunge. Making a commitment and merging your lives (and possessions) into one unit. Congratulations! There are many reasons why people move in together. Organizing for living together doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are a couple, blending a family, roommates or a caregiver, it’s important to address the … Read more

Deck the Halls?-Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas? I’m not going to lie. Holidays are a difficult time for me. Emotionally speaking. I’m a bit of a Grinch. I find the season over-commercialized, wasteful and just a little bit tacky. I know, Bah Humbug. There ARE certain things I find charming like: little boys dressing up in clip … Read more

5 Easy & Family Friendly Ideas for a Safe Halloween

If you are feeling that Halloween is a tricky situation this year, you aren’t alone. If you decide to take your kids out then great! Or, if you stay at home and pull the curtains closed, that’s great too! It’s a difficult decision for parents. Either way, Halloween can still be a treat! See what … Read more

Practical Ways to Organize for Aging in Place

Talking ’bout a renovation! 10 years ago, when my husband and I purchased our current home, we knew that it would be our forever spot. The place that we would raise our family. Watch the sunrises together in our retirement. Mint juleps & rocking chairs. We plan on aging in place. Other than the glorious … Read more

10 Simple Organizing Hacks with Everyday Items

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to organize your space. I’ve helped clients organize pantries, closets and most other areas of their home or office without needing to purchase additional products. How? It’s no big secret. Use what you have. With a little creativity, you can turn everyday items into simple organizing solutions. Just … Read more

Simple Life Lessons from a Spider

Will you walk into my parlour? Some people don’t like spiders. That might be an understatement. I have a highly educated, logical friend who becomes paralyzed by fear if a spider shares her space. I don’t mind them in the least. I think they are hardworking and purposeful creatures. Industrious. Unless, one happens to be … Read more

Navigating Stormy Seas-Last Wishes of a Dying Parent

“I have to get my yardarm clear”, as my Dad would say. Meaning, to clear oneself of blame and settle any outstanding grievances. Fulfilling the last wishes of a dying loved one is not always possible. This is a difficult thing to admit. It’s even more difficult breaking the news to your terminally ill father. … Read more

5 Important Things to do Before You Die-It’s Not Too Late!

If you clicked on this expecting a typical bucket list of wild and crazy things to do before you die then you might be disappointed. Instead of skydiving and swimming with dolphins, you’ll find a practical list of what you should actually do to leave an organized legacy before you die. Boring, you say? Well, … Read more

Top 10 Most Common Things to Toss Right Now

A friend sent me an article on the 26 items in your house that a Professional Organizer would throw out. I thought, hey, I’m a Professional Organizer. People ask me for help to throw things out. So, I was inspired to draft my own list. While I can easily come up with 26 common things … Read more

Organizing Kid’s Rooms-Decluttering Ideas

Recently, I received a plea for help from a frustrated Mom. “Kelly, how can I organize my kid’s bedroom and keep it that way?!” Girl, I feel you. I have two boys, their bedrooms are visible from the main hallway of our house. You walk by them on the way to the kitchen or bathroom. … Read more