Archive for December, 2009

Confessions of an Organizer – Growing up organized

December 15, 2009

How many times did I re-organize my closet? Well, lots. I also lined up my Barbies perfectly. While the neighbour kids were playing kick the can, I was inside organizing the cans in the kitchen cupboards. Okay, not everytime, but I LOVED organizing the cupboards. The best part was that I did get an allowance for it. So,when I grew up  I started my own business as a Professional Organizer. I now get an allowance to organize the cupboards of all my wonderful clients. It’s just a bit more than one dollar.

Clean out those cupboards and donate unused, non-expired cans to your local Food Bank.

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Confessions of an Organizer – Another set of eyes

December 8, 2009

Sometimes clients will hire a Professional Organizer because they need to view their space through another set of eyes. I’ve been in many homes in differnent stages of disarray. Most of the time clients feel that they don’t know where to start, and they think that their current organizational system is the only system to fit their space. Most clients are really surprised that some new suggestions and original organizational designs become the solutions they were looking for. They find that the little investment in hiring a Professional Organizer was completely worth it.

Confessions of an Organizer – Can I donate shampoo to charity?

December 2, 2009

Many of my clients purchase items 3 or 4 times, not knowing that they already have these items  in the home.

When there are too many shampoos, conditioners, creams and pieces of soap cluttering my clients bathrooms, I suggest giving them to local charities. Many women’s shelters or homeless shelters will take half-full containers.

Next time you go to the bathroom, look around. What can you give to charity?