The Organizing Professionals

Hosting for The Holidays

Hosting for the Holidays? How to Keep Your Sanity AND Make Your Guests Feel Extra Special We’ve all been there, you arrive as a guest to be greeted by a frazzled host. Not yet ready to receive the onslaught of people, the stress and tension in the home is palpable and uncomfortable.  Maybe you’ve been … Keep Reading »

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To Keep or Not to Keep: That is The Question

“You’re going to make me throw out everything aren’t you?”  A question we hear regularly on our initial consultations with clients. Some expect us to charge in with iron fists (or fingers) pointing at items and demanding our clients undergo a mass purge.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Each member of our team … Keep Reading »

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Organizing the Spatially Challenged Kitchen

It pains me a little to say this but my kitchen storage is completely maxed out.  I can’t fit another item anywhere.  This became apparent recently when I broke my own cardinal organizing rule. “Don’t buy something for your home without first deciding where it’s going to live.” The item now lives on my kitchen … Keep Reading »

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Mom Knows Best: Sharing My Mother’s Best Organizing Tip with You

Like it or not, our mothers contribute greatly to how we organize, how we see clutter, how we manage our homes.  As professional organizers, we regularly encounter a mother’s influence in our clients’ lives.  Some have difficulty parting with their children’s artwork because their mother threw away all of theirs. Some clients fill their homes … Keep Reading »

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Forget The Physical Clutter; Can You Help Organize My Brain?

I’m writing this from a ranch somewhere in the middle of Texas. I’m not kidding. After three fabulous days networking with my peeps at the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) conference in Fort Worth, I rented a car, drove a couple of hours due west and checked in to a dude ranch … Keep Reading »

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