One of my most useful tools for organizing is my tools tote — with Post-it notes, sharpies, tape, mini-stapler — you name it. Why is it so helpful? Because when you go to clean a closet or organize under the sink, if all your supplies are right there, you will not have to pause in […]
Did you ever notice yourself saying… “I should fold that laundry and put it away,” “I should hang up those coats,” “I should put those photos in an album,” or “I should pull those weeds?” … and it never gets done? It seems simple but, for those who struggle with long-term disorganization, tasks like […]
Can’t find a set of matching bedsheets to save your life? Yes, others struggle with this, too. (One answer: corral sets together with a big tag and rubber band.) See more vexing organizing problems — and their solutions — in an interview with Stephanie in the Star Tribune @Home supplement.
Why do spaces get cluttered and disorganized? There are lots of reasons! No storage space, lack of a good system or no time… these are just a few. Here is another possibility: Many who are disorganized just don’t see the clutter or they lack the ability to stay on task long enough to make a […]
What are you reading this summer? Here is a list of my all-time favorite books, including several on chronic disorganization and hoarding. It is an honor to work in a profession where I am a witness to people like you making decisions toward profound life change. Keep Going by Joseph M. Marshall III A series […]