Tuesday, May 9, 2017

De-Cluttering Before a Move

A recent client called me because her realtor said she needed to organize her pantry before her house was put on the market. I was happy to help!!

This pantry was SUCH a great space to begin with; it just needed a bit of de-cluttering and categorizing. Plus, cute bins & labels always help :)
One of my favorite organizing supplies is mini hanging chalkboards. They are easy to use, and more importantly, easy to change as your family's needs change!
We grouped baking items together, as well as created a few easy-to-grab snack bins for her kids.
We grouped chips with chips and crackers with crackers, A "shelf helper" added space to an upper shelf where we placed all of her paper products and disposable utensils.
We checked for expired medicine, as well as grouped together lunch bags & reusable bags.
One more look at this updated & organized pantry!
Now this client is ready to put her house on the market and WOW some potential buyers!

I offer a variety of de-cluttering, staging, packing, and unpacking services.
Please let me know if I can assist you in your moving process.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Two Hour Makeover: Spare Bedroom

Have you ever wondered what a professional organizer can do in your home in just two hours!? 
Well, here's your answer:
A recent client needed help organizing her spare bedroom/office and it only took us two short hours to make the transformation happen!

This is something I see time & time again as a professional organizer....it's just easier to have a "catch all" room/closet than to take the time to put the item where it actually belongs.

So, we touched every single item in the room! We decided if it needed a new home in a different room, if it should stay, or if it should be donated/sold. In just two short hours, we were able to see the carpet again (!) and even created some extra storage space in the closet.

The spare desk was being used as a "catch all" space.
Now, it is a place to display some of my client's favorite/most sentimental items.


An organized desk surface (plus organized drawers!) can make all the difference when you're trying to work from home.

The bookshelf used to store CDs, photo albums, and miscellaneous office files.
Now, it holds all of my client's art & hobby supplies!

We created clear tubs for hobby items, keepsake items, and excess office items.
They are so much easier to find now, AND they have room to grow if they need it.

What space would you like to tackle in just 2 hours!?
Let me know and I'd be happy to help!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Memory Boxes for Sale!

Are you overwhelmed with your child's school paperwork, artwork, and keepsakes? If so, you're not alone!! And now is the perfect time to deal with it, as the end of the school year is quickly approaching.
Years ago, I made these memory boxes for my kids:

And now, I'd like to offer the same service to you!
I am excited to announce that I am now selling memory box kits, that come fully assembled and ready to use! For $100, you will receive:

-12x20" split lid Rubbermaid file box
-15 hanging file folders (expand up to 3.5 inches!)
-15 custom labels (Birth-12th grade)
-14 "All About Me" coversheets
-A customized nameplate for your child
-A list (written by yours truly) with tips on how to organize your memory box

I have researched a bazillion types of hanging folders and file boxes, and I can assure you, that these are the BEST quality! Like I said, I have been using them for my own kids for years and they have really held up well.

Each memory box comes with 14 "All About Me" coversheets, and they are just the cutest :) They contain questions to ask your child on each last day of school, starting at Pre-K and going up to 12th grade. There is a spot to put a picture, and it's so fun to look back and reminisce on each school year! Once completed, put each coversheet as the first piece in the corresponding folder.

Take my word for it, it is SO nice to have all of your kids school artwork and keepsakes in one place!


For a complete list of options for the nameplates, be sure to check my Facebook page and look at the "Albums" section. There is one titled "Completed Memory Boxes" that you can browse, as well as a "Memory Box Options" album.

*Comment below or message me today
to order your memory box!*

Click here to print the order form. Memory boxes will be delivered within 4-5 days; payment required at delivery.



**As of June 1st, I have had to raise the prices of my memory boxes. I hated to do this, but I was given no choice....the sellers on Amazon that I buy my materials from keep raising their prices on me! I know the easy thing to do would be to change the materials I use, and buy more inexpensive ones, so as to keep my prices down. But I refuse to offer an inferior-quality product to my customers! I assure you, that these memory boxes are worth every penny. Look at it as an investment in your kids' futures (and your sanity)! As a bonus, I've compiled a list titled "How to Organize Your Memory Box," and it will now be included in each purchase**


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring Cleaning tips

I was recently featured in a local newspaper for an article pertaining to Spring Cleaning.

Click here to check it out. And if you can get your hands on the paper edition from last weekend, it features even more of my favorite "before & after" transformations! Please let me know if I can be of service during your Spring Cleaning process :)


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Special!

It's finally Spring!!!

To celebrate, I'd like to offer a special for a limited time. You will receive 1/2 off a four hour package, which is a $100 savings! (Click here to read what a 4 hour organizing session entails.)


Please comment below or email organizingplus.123@gmail.com to set up your appointment.
*Must be redeemed by May 31st*
Limit one special per person.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Top 16 of 2016

I wanted to share my top 16 organizing items of 2016! Some are from my clients' homes, some are from mine, and some are from both. Check out my list below....


 1. The Y Weave bin

Although this list is not in any order, these are hands-down my favorite item!! They are so versatile and very durable. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, and can be found at Target. I've used them in a variety of clients' homes...
A. Pantry
B. Hall closet
C. Nursery closet
D. Craft closet
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2. Expandable utensil tray

These trays can help organize all those large utensils & cooking tools you have! I love that they are expandable and can fit most any drawers.
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 3. Command Hooks

Command hooks come in a variety of styles, but this past year I discovered some "pretty" ones that are ideal for jewelry! They are oh so easy to use, and very inexpensive too.
A. My house
B. A client's home with jewelry hooks and a bar with crystal knobs.
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4. Shelf Helper

These can serve double duty!! A. and D. show them being used as shoe racks and utilizing the height of a closet shelf, while B. and C. show them used in pantries. It may be hard to see, but in C. the shelf helper is especially useful since it is a very deep pantry. I put snacks underneath the shelf helper that aren't utilized often, and more common snacks on top. (Note: B. is my pantry!)
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5. Lid Rack

Again, another piece that can serve two completely different functions! In A. and D. the lid rack is helping to display clutches/small purses. And then B. and C. show a much more common use, storing actual pot lids. (Note: C. is in my kitchen!)
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6. Acrylic drawer organizer

Oh how I love these little clear organizers!!! They can be used in so many different ways...
A. To organize a kitchen junk drawer
B. To organize an office drawer (Note: this is my desk! I lined the drawer with contact paper first.)
C. To organize makeup in a bathroom vanity drawer

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7. Expandable Shelf

These are great because they come in a variety of sizes and can store items such as canned goods or even spices. (Tip: My favorite one is shown below in A. and C. I love it because it has a solid bottom and therefore sits well on the wire shelving that is in most pantries. It's from Target, but I could not find it on their website for some reason. Just FYI! Click on "Source" below to see a similar one, from Bed, Bath and Beyond)
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8. Mini hanging chalkboards & a fine tip chalk pen

Ok, so this is really two items but they go hand-in-hand. I use these little labels at almost every client's house. One, because they are easy to rewrite if your needs change, and two, because they are cute! I usually tie them on with jute, but sometimes use ribbon instead. (Example: Picture D was in a little girl's closet!) Again, these are an item that can be utilized in so many different spaces...
A. Playroom (Note: this is my playroom!)
B. Pantry
C. Medicine cabinet
D. Nursery closet
E. Craft closet
F. Pantry (again)
(Also: I didn't list a link for the chalk pen, but they can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.)
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9. Three drawer carts

I used a wide drawer cart in A. to store gift bags. Each drawer holds a different occasion! And in B. the client already had these drawers, so we repurposed them to hold all of her gift wrapping supplies. Again, I separated them by type: tissue paper, gift bags, etc. And I also put Christmas supplies in separate drawers. So handy!
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10. Shelf dividers

These can be used in a variety of ways in closets, but my favorite way is shown here - to separate those pesky sweaters that won't stay in a neat pile! (Please note that these don't work in every closet, for example, ones with wire shelving.)

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11. "S" Hooks:

I'll be honest, this client's closet was one I highly coveted. When we were done with it, it looked more like a boutique than a closet! I loved using the S hooks to store her gorgeous bags, as well as help to keep them in mint condition.
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12. Hanging organizer

This is one of my favorite items to use in kids' closets! (In fact, picture A is my daughter's closet :) I use it to store a variety of linens - her extra sheets, extra blankies, extra towels.) And picture B was for a nursery closet, because you know babies require oh so many linens! (Pack 'n' play sheets, crib sheets, boppy covers, crib sheets, blankets.....the list goes on!)
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13. Multi-Purpose Bin

Although I can think of a million uses for these bins (magazines, craft items, paper products, cleaning supplies....), I chose to use them in my freezer and they fit the space perfectly!
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14. Canister Set

These 4 piece canister sets are probably the most inexpensive thing on this list! I have two sets in my pantry and added a few vinyl labels from etsy.com to personalize our most common snack items.
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15. Schedule Pad

I never know what gems I will find in clients' homes, or what tidbits of advice they will offer. Here is a perfect example! A client this year (hi Lindsey!) had this Erin Condren schedule pad for her busy kids and I totally fell in love with it!! I love that each sheet is a detailed look at ONE week at a time. (Though I do fill out two weeks at a time and keep the second week pinned up behind the current week.) I also use a different color sharpie for each member of my family, so they can easily see what is going on for them during that week. My husband says it's been a tremendous help in keeping all of the kids activities straight. Best of all, there are all sorts of options to personalize the schedule pad when you order.....you can add your last name, a family picture, etc.

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16. Cabinet Turntable

This is another item that has so many uses! I have utilized them in SO many pantries....to store canned goods, spices, and even oils/sauces. The two-tiered option is especially great if a pantry has enough height to allow for it.

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I hope you've enjoyed my Top 16 of 2016. I'll be honest, I had a *really* hard time containing this list to just 16 items. There are so many great organizing products out there these days! My favorite places to find them are TJ Maxx, Amazon, Home Goods, and Target.


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Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Giveaway!!

Happy New Year!!

I know most of you are already making New Year's resolutions. So, I'd like to help all of you out there who are vowing to become more organized in 2017.....

Just simply comment below and tell me which space in your home you'd like to see organized in 2017. I will draw a random winner on January 3rd.

Good luck!!



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