Month: January 2017


source: Better Homes and Gardens

Kitchen pantries come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some pretty standard ideas for organizing them; regardless of their dimensions. (more…)

No matter how big our home is, there is still a need for accessible, convenient, sensible storage solutions.  Believe it or not, my favorite organizing tool is the humble over-the-door pocket organizer  – you know, that thing that was originally intended as shoe storage.

They come in clear vinyl, canvas, white with colored trim – all sorts of colors, materials and price points.  This one is from Lowes and costs $15, but the vinyl versions are less than $10.   (more…)

We all have a convenient spot where we stash stuff that otherwise doesn’t have a home, or where we put clutter when we’re quickly tidying up.  For this homeowner, it was a built in credenza in her family room.


Whenever she had an item she knew she wanted to keep, but wasn’t sure what to do with, she stuck it in there.  When company was coming over and the family room was a mess, she stuffed what she could in the credenza – and in many cases, she then forgot about it.  It had gotten to the point where she avoided opening the doors at all costs. (more…)

According to the data pulled from Google by iQuanti, this a ranking of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2017:

  1. Get Healthy
  2. Get Organized
  3. Live Life to the Fullest
  4. Learn New Hobbies
  5. Spend Less/Save More
  6. Travel
  7. Read More

Clearly – at #2 – getting more organized is a pretty common concern/resolution.  I’d like to help you get more organized!  While I’m at it, I’ll help you with resolution #5, too; because when we can find things at home, we don’t end up re-buying or replacing them.


 Since it’s the start of a new year, I wanted to share something with you that works really well for me. (more…)