One way to give a room a facelift is to straighten up the bookcases. As you can see from this After & Before of a bookcase, an organized bookcase has appeal. The disorganized may cause stress and who needs more … Continue reading How to give your room a facelift without spending any money
TUESDAY TIP If you’re into tying tichels than this tidy tip is for you. Purchase a package of shower rings and attach them to a hanger. Then hang your tichels/ scarves/pashminas etc. from the rings. This scarf solution both practical … Continue reading TUESDAY TIP: How to keep your tichels tidy
SUNDAY STORIES A client called me and said “My entire house is very organized except for my playroom. I call it ‘THE MONSTER’. So I went to slay the monster because that is what I do; which is tackle messes … Continue reading If you have a room nicknamed ‘The Monster’ here’s how to slay the beast
I’ve been wanting to create a newsletter for some time now…and procrastinating. I had my sights on using a service like MailChimp but the technical aspects kept me from moving forward…..So I took a BABY STEP and wrote a newsletter … Continue reading The Klutter Koach Newsletter Premier Edition: Issue #1
In the USA today it is Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 which honors military persons who have served in the United States armed forces: army, navy, air force, marines, and coast guard. There are stories to … Continue reading Veterans Day: Military Memories
Moving is often both a STRESSFUL and EMOTIONAL experience. My family has moved four times in the past nine years so I know all too well. Prior to a move and the brain has a zillion ‘tabs open’ so it’s … Continue reading Moving Checklist: The ‘OPEN FIRST’ Box
The saying “A picture says 1000 words” came out before the advent of modern technology. So if a picture can say so much then what about a video? When I was a classroom teacher starting my career in 1993, I … Continue reading The Klutter Koach: A video clip!
I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning above and beyond preparing for Passover. It’s SPRING CLEANING and a lot of surfaces are in need of attention. Some surfaces are so detailed that a q-tip is the best cleaning tool. Some surfaces have shmutz in such tiny crevices that a toothpick is the only way to scrape it out. Some places are so high I need something tall to stand on . In all cases, for maximum cleaning effectiveness, MATCH THE TOOL TO THE TASK. When in doubt what IS the best tool, ASK. Find your resources: friend, neighbor, WikiHow, Google. … Continue reading #1 Cleaning Tip for Spring 2019
Have you ever heard that the saying that things often get worse before things get better? Think: childbirth. Think: Kitchen in the midst of being turned over for Passover. When you are in the middle of either of these scenarios … Continue reading Playroom Makeover: Before & After
Did you ever do the activity in school where you had to pretend you were stranded on a desert island or lost in the woods? You had only a limited number of items with you and the point of the … Continue reading The Art of Re-Purposing
Maybe it’s just in my home, but kid coats always seem to end up strewn across floor. Or on the couch. Or dropped in the doorway. There’s a coat tree for the taller family members, but what about the little people? … Continue reading Problem: Kid Coats on the Floor
I’m an observer and a listener. In public spaces, cyber or actual, I hear different people repeating the same conversations regarding their cleaning help. Besides the comments of “not reliable” and “Does your cleaner speak English?” I’m privy to one … Continue reading Cleaning Ladies Aren’t Organizers
Last summer I thought we had to move. Luckily, we were granted another year in the same apartment. However, now the apartment is for sale by owner (we rent, not own). We aren’t moving tomorrow, but it’s going to happen … Continue reading Moving is Hard!
I should be in the kitchen cooking for Shabbos. I should not be writing a blog post, however I had two moments of organizing inspiration today. The need to share is overtaking the logic of prioritizing what I should be … Continue reading Friday Mussing: Mixmatched Socks and Reusable Bags
The school year ended a few short weeks ago, yet the stores are already starting with the back to school displays. I cannot think about back to school…it’s only July. Whether you avail yourself of the early-bird sales or not … Continue reading School’s out for summer. What do I do with all those papers?
Years ago I saw a plaque that stated “My House Was Clean Yesterday. Sorry You Missed It.” For us “yesterday” is the equivalent of 300 seconds. With an active toddler at home, it takes approximately five minutes to go from … Continue reading “My House Was Clean Yesterday. Sorry You Missed It.”
Cooking, cooking, cooking and eating, eating, and eating. There are sure to be dishes. How do you manage Mt. Dishmore? Continue reading Who’s washing the dishes?
A few weeks ago I re-arranged my kitchen cabinets. It is been a very efficient and user-friendly system since. Now a different area of the home is out of balance and needs a solution: the boys’ clothing storage situation. Perhaps … Continue reading Repurposing Storage Space
“Is your home very organized?” is a question I often get asked. The short is answer is “Yes, basically.” Let me break the question down into different components of what people are really asking me: Q: Is your home cluttered? … Continue reading Organized Chaos
Problem: The endless balagan of papers, projects, art, things to sign and what to do with them. Solution: Create a system to manage incoming papers. Storage options see-through drawers handled carrying cases generally used for art projects extra large … Continue reading Organizing Your Child’s School Papers