Weekly Tips

What to buy for your Child’s Teacher?

What to buy for your child’s teacher can be a tough one. And, do the teachers actually expect their students to give them a gift at Christmas or for any other holiday. Probably not. A hand written note from you, the parent or a nice homemade Christmas card from your...

In Organizing there are NO Laws

  When it comes to organizing laws there is no right or wrong way. Did you know that there are No Laws in organizing? There’s no rule that says that sheets must go in linen closets. Some of my clients keep the sheets in the room where they are used i.e. the kid’s...

Gift Wrapping Storage Solution plus

  Gift wrapping storage solutions can be a royal pain. Especially, those jumbo rolls that are so long that they don’t fit into anything including the containers designed specifically to hold them. They are always just a bit too short and therefore, the lid doesn’t...

Home Organization Solutions with a Twist

  When it comes to home organization one of my biggest pet peeves is shoes scattered all over the front entranceway. This is especially common in homes where there is only a small closet next to the front door or even worse - no closet at the front door. Therefore,...

Christmas Decorations-too many?

  Christmas Decorations - Do You Have too Many? Halloween is past and soon Christmas will be here. For some people they will even start decorating now. For those of you who don’t set out your Christmas decorations just yet but know that you will be getting rid of a...

Simple Laundry Room Solutions

  Finding easy Laundry Room Solutions can often be challenging. In a perfect world we would all have designer laundry rooms like you see in the home magazines. But for today... Laundry rooms are often in the entrance way through the garage where little space is...

Closet Storage Solutions Simplified

  I was at a client’s newly renovated home this past week. She walked me through her newly created functional spaces which included this simple closet storage solution. You can never have too many closet storage solutions. And this one is great for all those baseball...

Small Space Solutions for Living Spaces

  Small space solutions are a hot topic these days. I’m finding in my business that It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a 3,000 square foot home plus a finished basement or an 1100 square foot condo everyone is looking for small space solutions. And it’s not just for...

Hockey Gear Storage – Garage Organization

  For professional hockey players, where they store their gear after a game is a no-brainer. They have their own lockers, and a locker room where equipment managers take care of just about everything. Families of youth hockey players, on the other hand, don't have...

Reusable Straws – A Must For Your Home

  Reusable straws are something that I want you to add to your shopping list and have in your home. If you have children or just like to use straws buy several packs to have enough to go around between washes.    Amazing...I'm actually suggesting that you buy...

Organizing the Kids

  Organizing the kids can be a lot of work. The kids are back to school. And I’m sure that you are finding with everyone’s hectic schedules that staying on top of keeping everyone and everything organized can be difficult. One of the greatest tips I can give you is to...

Organizing Kitchen Cupboards Simplified

  There is help for organizing those awkward corner kitchen cabinets. Unless you are designing your kitchen during a renovation or paying for the upgrades on a new home build you are highly unlikely to get many functional cabinets in your kitchen. You might be a...

Back to School Shopping…Last Minute

  Back to school shopping can be a daunting task.  You forget some things and buy others that you have plenty of on hand. 1. Make a list…Before you go clothing shopping. Take inventory of what the kids have from last year. Do those clothes fit, are they currently in...

Downsizing is Healthy for You and Your Home

  Downsizing is a no longer a term used just by corporations. Downsizing has become the buzz word for everything from downsizing to retirement living to ridding our homes of all the things that no longer serve a purpose in our lives. And the newest buzz is minimalism....

Shoe Organizing Solutions – Weekly Tip

  Shoe Organizing Solutions for all those Shoes Organizing all those Shoes is easier than you think. And please do not toss and pile them into a closet and close the doors. Piling, and squeezing your shoes into the closet will not make them last longer. Therefore, Out...

Docking Station Cure for Visual Clutter

  An electronics docking station can help keep your electronics charged and organized. A pet peeve of mine is visual clutter.  When I come home or walk into a room I like to see clear surfaces. A place for everything and everything in its place.   An Electronics...

In Home Organization – Touch Things Just Once

  In Home Organization put items away now, rather than later.  It is very tempting to put something down rather than putting it away in its designated place right that moment. You tell yourself I will put it away later, but then life gets in the way. When later...

At-Home Storage…Label, Label, Label

  Storage - Label, Label, Label For all at-home storage you will want to identify the contents of bins so you know what’s inside. If you are buying bins buy clear when possible. This makes identification of the items easier. Label the contents of a box before you...

Purging and Decluttering – Staying or Moving

Purging and Decluttering is a process.  In this 30-second video you will get you started on thinking about purging and decluttering. This video was created as a part of our home renovation project 2 years ago. You DO NOT need to be doing a home renovation project to...

How To Video – Living Organized

  This 2-minute How To Video was shot prior to the close of the clothing consignment shop mentioned in the taping. I suggest you check out ChicaBoom Consignment Store on Facebook and @ 110 Saunders Road in Barrie.   More How To Videos on my YouTube Channel   3 other...

Organizing – Lets You Keep Clothes

When Organizing choose a personal colour and only buy clothing in that palette. Most people look better in some colours than in others. Determine what your best colours are and only buy clothing in those hues. I’m sure you are thinking what does this have to do with...

Nifty New Peg Board Organizing Solution

  This past week a client showed me this great find to organize her gift-wrapping accessories, an Ikea SKADIS peg board. This product is flexible and adaptable. Change it up with a variety of hooks, containers, small shelves and other SKADIS accessories as needed. The...

Eliminate Duplicates to Reduce Clutter

  To seriously reduce clutter you might need to be quite brutal with yourself during this process. How many of the same items do you really need? I get that you have more than one egg lifter in your kitchen or one hammer in the garage. But do you need 6 or 7 or more....

One a Day Clutter Clearing Method

If decluttering feels overwhelming keep it simple with this clutter clearing method. Get rid of just one thing you don’t need each day. Toss out an old make up container that has expired or you are no longer using. Toss just one item that has expired in your kitchen....

Keep Your Front Hall Clear of Clutter

Sort out the hall closet of all the clutter. Now it’s summer and we no longer require our snow boots. An easy solution is get a large bin or 2. Place all the boots that have mates, still fit or will fit next winter into the bin. Find a place to store them in the...

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