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. Before & After: A Growing Family Gets Its Dining Room Back

    Before When a new baby arrived, this family reconfigured the home to make room for the new bundle of joy. The office became a nursery, and the dining room became the office—which in turn became the dumping ground for baby gear, piles of mail and just about every other odd or end that no longer had a designated place in the house. The dining room was no longer functional, so the family resorted t…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Conquer Holiday Décor Clutter!

    The air is crisp, the leaves are turning vibrant shades of red and gold and the days are getting shorter. For many of us, these signs mean one thing: It’s time to decorate for the holidays! The anticipation, though, can turn to dread when you open the closet or attic door and are buried in an avalanche of decorative pumpkins, skeletons, wreathes, garland and various other festive ornaments. Befo…Read More

  8. 6 Ways to Show the Laundry Who’s Boss

    Life gets busy, and sometimes it’s hard to keep it clean. The laundry, that is. About this time of year, many of us find ourselves drowning under a mountain of school clothes, athletic uniforms, leotards, swim team towels and stinky socks. Here are six tips to help you take charge of the laundry—so it doesn’t take charge of you. Have a designated collection spot for dirty clothes. No, the fl…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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