For parents of school-age kids, back-to-school is the start of a very cramped calendar. Gone are the freedoms of the summer. It’s time for meetings, appointments, homework help, sports carpools, and music lessons, not to mention the logistical nightmare of figuring out child care. Oh, and all the paperwork.
Janet Bernstein’s got beef with Marie Kondo. Okay, maybe not actual beef. Considering her glossy chestnut bob and calm British lilt, I can’t imagine the Organizing Professionals founder actually arguing with anyone, so I’ll dial that down a bit. Janet Bernstein’s got a few concerns she’d like to politely address with Marie Kondo, and they begin with … Keep Reading »
Set the timer for 15 minutes and go through items in one area, such as a kitchen drawer or a shelf in the laundry room. “If you don’t love it, need it or use it, let it go,” says Bridget James, a senior professional organizer at The Organizing Professionals in Philadelphia. “The less you have in your … Keep Reading »
If you’ve been swept up in the Marie Kondo phenomenon, you’re not alone. It seems the hit show has inspired many to clean house and that’s good news for anyone looking for a deal. “If you haven’t worn it in a year there’s always a reason why. Why didn’t you wear it in the last … Keep Reading »
A new year means a new chance to declutter and streamline your stuff – and your life. If it all seems overwhelming and you don’t know where to start, a local professional organizer shows us how to get organized in 5 minutes or less. “We recommend that you take every project in bite-sized pieces,” said … Keep Reading »