Sunday, June 18, 2017

First Day of Summer- No school

Tomorrow is the first day of summer.  Really it is the first day of no school for most kids.
That means you really need to be organized if your kids camp does not start for another week.  What should you do?  Get all their own backpacks and school books put away (either in the trash or in a good memory box)  Remember only save what you would want to look at in twenty years.
Next, spend some of the day having fun in the park or the beach.  Perhaps go to the library and join a reading group.  Stop at your favorite market and choose some healthy snacks for camp.  Plans out your favorite meals for dinner and lunch.  Write a to do list and some creative art projects to do at home.  Everything is in the planning.  So get out your paper and pen and start thinking.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Are you ready for Mother's Day

The Best Mother's Day Present
Are you unsure of what to get your mother this year for Mother's day because you think she has everything? Or are you thinking that "what ever I give is not good enough?"  How about a session of home organizing.  Every mother wishes she could have a private personal session with a professional organizer.  Why?..because there is always an area in her home that never gets enough attention or gets dumped on.  Just think about it  ... its a gift of a lifetime and a special treat that will snowball into other organizing areas of her life. Go ahead..Give your mom a special treat..  Home Organizing this year.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My favorite storage box


My favorite all time storage system is the traditional "plastic shoe box".  It is so versatile and can hold so many different types of items.  I usually use it for storing art supplies/art crafts and office supplies in a cabinet.  Many times it can substitute for drawer dividers instead of the more expensive ones.  The reason I like them besides being less expensive then most storage containers is they stack are clear see-through and easy to clean.  They are great in the pantry, bedroom, bathroom and garage. You can purchase them online or at the container store.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year

It is a New Year full of new commitments and opportunities.  It is time to learn new techniques of organizing or implementing the habits that you were procrastinating.  It is time to finally take action and change bad habits.  Develop new techniques and incentive to change the way you use our time and energy.  Change the way you view your living situation and teach your family to get on board and make improvements on how you live.  Let's finally make this year a year of change.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Everything you need to know about organizing for the Holidays

Tonight I gave a tele-class to professional organizers from NAPO.  I shared with them my personal experiences and ideas/tips for organizing the holidays around the year. My Master Holiday Checklist included: Creating a Holiday notebook (usually a 3 ring binder ) where everything is stored.  Use this checklist as a reference, keeping in mind that not every client needs or wants to be organized for everything on this list.
Holiday Goals-What are their expectations?
Holiday Ideas Notebook-to collect ideas throughout the year
Success and mistakes List-from year to year, so they learn from their mistakes!
Create a budget per Holiday
Holiday Calendar
Timeline or flow -chart for each holiday
to do list for each holiday
holiday storage-home/outdoor decorations, dishware, gift wrap etc
The organized kitchen
Menu Planning
Setting up the house.

MY FAVORITE TIPS
Remember holidays are all about family and friends gathering together! Less is more.  Keep the value of the holiday in mind.  Here is how I make the holidays stress free and enjoyable for everyone.
1. Begin with the end in mind..set the table before you start cooking.  It makes me feel like it will all come out right on time.
2.  Keep your list close and add to them as you need (you might want to put them on your phone)
3.  Choose one area that is important to you an make that your priority.
4.  Delegate as much as you can.  Hire help (if it's in your budget.)
5.  Involve your children by letting them help you make some food or decorations at the table.  Involving the family makes it a fun experience.
6.  Buy a new apron.  It always makes cooking fun.
7.  Put on your favorite music while you cook.
8  .Light  a fragrant candle to make the house smell nice.
9. Invite a friend to cook with you
10. Drink a glass of wine while you are cooking

Happy Holiday Preparations!!