Although I agree with the adage, “There’s no place like home,” after a recent trip out of town, I found there were several positive traits unique to hotels. But these qualities don’t have to be limited to the times when you’re on the road. Why not mirror these qualities in your own home and create a relaxing destination for yourself and your guests?
Hosting this year's fall family feast? Worry not, your kitchen can handle the job. Just take a few steps to prep the space and your supplies, and you'll be set!
If you feel your house needs a thorough cleaning or is due for some organizing, but you’re not motivated to do it, consider throwing a party! Not only is summer a great time for entertaining, planning a party is a sure-fire way to “put on the pressure” to tackle neglected chores.
I think it's important to step out of our comfort zone and see how others manage the important job of raising our next generation. Whereas the "Tiger Mom" book focused mostly on kids in elementary school through high school – and the social and academic expectations that the mom held for her kids – Bringing Up Bebe focuses on the earliest years. Things like how to get an infant to sleep through the night or get a toddler to eat his/her vegetables. What’s this got to do with organizing? Read on, and find out!
I usually work with my clients, and not just for them. The partnership aspect of our work creates a teamwork approach to getting rid of clutter and creating new systems that, in turn, improve daily habits. Before I work with any client, I need to make sure I have their buy-in on the idea, and they are really ready to get organized. How do I know when a client is ready? (And how do you know if you or or a loved one is ready for such help?) Hiring a professional organizer often comes when a resident has had "enough."