1. Before & After: Making a Widow Feel at Home Again

    We hope you enjoy the latest installation of Major Organizers: Before & After. Our wish is that these real-life images inspire and encourage you to take control of your clutter—no matter what your budget—so you have a functional home you love living in. Before This retired widow lived in the back of her converted restaurant. Once she closed the business and her husband passed, clutter took…Read More

  2. Before & After: A Family Kitchen Is Reborn

    We hope you enjoy the latest installation of Major Organizers: Before and After. Our wish is that these real-life images inspire and encourage you to take control of your clutter—no matter what your budget—so you have a functional home you love living in. Before This busy family has very limited space in their kitchen. Despite the close quarters, they love to bake, cook and entertain. However,…Read More

  3. Resolution #1: Get Organized

    Resolution #1: Get Organized With each new year comes a sense of a fresh start. As we pack away the holiday decorations, we see our home—and all its flaws—in a new light. This year, resolve to take charge of your space and all its contents and finally live the organized life you crave. Picture It What’s the first step in the process of getting organized? Having a clear vision of what an orga…Read More

  4. Do’s and Don’ts for Winning at the Holidays

    Welcome to the thick of the holiday season—a time we look forward to and dread in equal measure. Traditions and time with family and friends bring joy, but overloaded schedules and pressures of shopping and hosting can leave us stressed out. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you navigate common holiday stressors and come out on top. Holiday Shopping THE CHALLENGE: You want to shower your…Read More

  5. Be Grateful for Your Clutter!

    Piles of paper on the counter, overflowing closets and mountains of dirty laundry can be overwhelming, but if you look at them through a fresh perspective, they also can be reminders of the abundance of blessings you have in your life. For example, those papers may be work-related, which means you can feel grateful to have a job. Those closets full of odds and ends mean you have had money availabl…Read More

  6. Ready, Set, Back to School!

    Have you ever visited your child’s classroom and been astonished by how organized and capable the kids are at school? Just how does the teacher get them to follow the rules and put things away in an orderly fashion? Your kids are successful because the teacher sets them up for success. Here’s how: They know where everything lives. They are able to reach coat hangers or storage cubbies. They kn…Read More

  7. Vacation Smarter—and Happier—by Getting Organized

    Heading somewhere? For families across the country, summer is synonymous with vacation. Vacation, though, is not always synonymous with relaxation. Wrong turns, cranky kids and hauling overstuffed luggage around can chip away at the fun. There’s good news, though. By taking the time and effort to plan your vacation on the front end, you can ensure that you and your family have maximum enjoyment …Read More

  8. Summer: A Great Time to Get Organized

    Summer is here! For many of us, this is a time to sit back, relax and enjoy a break with our kids. Although it’s tempting to laze away the warm days, summer also offers a perfect opportunity to tackle clutter and get prepared for the school year ahead. Taking time over the summer to create systems for organizing paper, homework, communication and schedules can help you end one school year—and …Read More