Posts Tagged "kitchen"

Can you be Organized and Efficient?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Can you be Organized and Efficient?

I love to cook. So this question of organization and efficiency is sometimes difficult to achieve. I have a relatively small kitchen and lots of equipment, so my cabinet where I keep my pans is a little crowded. The drawer under the oven is over-crowded, but that’s where the baking dishes are “supposed” to fit. That’s the place where it logically makes sense in an organized fashion. And, it looks better the way it is supposed to be. The problem with this organizational plan is that I use my baking dishes all the time, so where they are supposed to go doesn’t work for me. How do we...

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Creative Holiday Entertaining

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Creative Holiday Entertaining

The holidays come and go…and they are rapidly approaching. It’s not even Halloween, and there are no Thanksgiving decorations in sight. Bypass that traditional holiday and let’s start with getting ready for the Big C. Gasp! Sigh! Wait – guests are coming over before the Big C! For your kitchen, kids and guests, it is always fun to add a little “drama” into entertaining. It’s been a rough few years economically for most of the country, so here are a few inexpensive things to add some spice to your dinner party. 1. Whether you use cloth or paper napkins, roll them up and tie...

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Clutter Affects Individuals and Couples Differently

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Clutter Affects Individuals and Couples Differently

My purpose in life is helping people turn their chaos into order within their homes. Many of my clients usually share with me the difficult emotions that they experience from their lack of organization. While working with an individual versus working within a couple, there appears to be a very different range of emotions that come to the surface. With the individual client, they typically express feelings of embarrassment, being overwhelmed, confusion, shame, and hopelessness. When working with one person on their clutter and creating the space that makes them feel on top of their game in...

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The Lucky Number

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on The Lucky Number

Everyone out there reading this probably has a lucky number that makes them happy for what ever reason.  Amongst us professional organizers, there is another number that we talk to our clients about on a regular basis, one that can also bring happiness. It’s called the “right number.” I’m talking about determining the right number of items that live in your kitchen and your home.  Let me ask you these questions and try to answer them quickly and without too much thought. 1. How many spatulas should your neighbor have in their kitchen? 2. How many mugs should your coworker have in...

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The Great Basket Caper in Boulder Colorado

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on The Great Basket Caper in Boulder Colorado

There’s a lot to love about baskets. Organization is my favorite reason. According to Wikipedia, baskets date back to 8000 BCE and are used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. Basket making has come so far in modern times, with all different types, weaves, patterns, colors, textures and materials. But let’s get to one of my favorite topics – how baskets can help you and your family become organized! My specialty is kitchens, but baskets can be used everywhere in the home. For the kitchen, I have found that plastic baskets are the easiest for keeping clean. I love the...

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