Now that we’re all having extended time at home with COVID-19, we finally have some time to tackle projects that we’ve been putting off. In this Skype session from home, I share a simple approach to finally getting your printed photos organized that you can even do while watching TV.
March 4, 2020
With the change of weather, our thoughts often turn to Spring Cleaning. On this segment, I share tips for organizing cleaning supplies, explain how decluttering makes cleaning easier, and demonstrate a few unique cleaning products.
February 5, 2020
Since most of us do a lot of online shopping, we end up with a lot of empty boxes. Here’s a great way to give those boxes a 2nd life and put them to good use! With the Give Back Box program, you can fill your empty boxes with any unneeded clothing or household items, print the free shipping label, and drop it off at a post office, UPS or Fed Ex drop-off site. You can even schedule pickup of your box. Get your unused items into the hands of someone who needs it! Watch this video for all of the details.
January 1, 2020
Many of us have “get organized” on our list of New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes we have so many areas we want to organize that we don’t even know where to start! While organizing is wonderful, what most of us need to do more than anything is decluttering. What does that mean? How do we decide what to get rid of and what to keep? In this Daytime Tri-Cities segment, I demonstrate a simple decluttering task with coffee mugs. Apply these same techniques in many areas for decluttering success!
December 16, 2019
Don’t you just hate that awkward moment when you open a terrible gift? Watch as Chris on Daytime opens my terrible gift, and then learn some tips to prevent giving Christmas gifts that contribute to other people’s clutter.
October 9, 2019
What does the inside of your refrigerator look like (and smell like)? Keeping it organized can help you find things more quickly, save money by preventing wasted food, and keep you healthy. Watch this episode for a step by step plan for organizing your refrigerator and for suggestions of helpful organizing products.
September 4, 2019
Where do you store your spices? Can you find what you need quickly? Without a good organizing system and regular maintenance, spices can easily get out of control. In this Daytime episode, I highlight several options for spice organization from Bed Bath & Beyond.
August 7, 2019
Part 2 of my Organizing Your Car podcast on Smead’s “Keeping You Organized”
July 31, 2019
Most of us spend so much time in our car that it can sometimes seem like a second home! Since we spend so much time in our cars, it only makes sense that we would want to keep them neat and organized! As a guest on Smead’s “Keeping You Organized” podcast, I give step by step instructions on getting your car organized and keeping it that way.
June 17, 2019
Garages are definitely a household hot spot. They commonly become a dumping ground for anything that you can’t find a proper home for elsewhere. If you deposit enough stuff in there, you end up with no room to park one (or both) of your cars, and you end up avoiding the area altogether because it only brings you feelings of guilt. Watch this video for practical tips for organizing your garage, including how to utilize wall space to get items off the floor and what to do with all of those partially used paint cans.
May 1, 2019
If you work in a public setting, have you ever considered that the way your office desk looks is a reflection on you? Your messy desk could not only turn clients away but affect the way your coworkers perceive you. In this segment, I give some practical tips for organizing your desk and making use of not only the space in your desk, but utilizing the walls of your office or cubicle as well. I also announce my partnership with Workspace Interiors, Inc. for the Messiest Desk in the Chamber Contest.
April 3, 2019
A common problem in organizing is that people often don’t use all of their available space. For example, a kitchen pantry shelf is usually designed to hold the tallest items that might be stored there (like a cereal box), but most of the items we store are much shorter (like a can of food). We need strategies and products that will prevent us from wasting space. This video provides practical tips for using all of your available space.
March 6, 2019
Are your counters crowded with “homeless clutter”? In this segment, I talk about common household items that become clutter because they haven’t been given a home. Watch to see if any of these categories apply in your home.
February 6, 2019
Lots of people are watching the new Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In this segment, I demonstrate some of Marie Kondo’s organizing techniques from the show.
January 2, 2019
At this time of the year, many people make a goal to get organized. For the vast majority of us, the most immediate need is to declutter by getting rid of anything that we don’t love and use. In this demo, I explain how two very simple activities can pay huge dividends in our goal to shed the clutter.
December 5, 2018
The holidays may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Anything we can do to simplify and organize during the holidays is most welcome! In this demo, I explain how I’ve chosen to simplify my own gift wrapping for every occasion, and I share tips for organizing all of your gift wrapping supplies. Some of these tips make use of items you probably already have around the house.
November 7, 2018
An organized pantry can make a huge difference in the day to day functioning of your household. On this episode of Daytime Tri-Cities, I give a step by step plan for organizing your pantry. I also give suggestions for a few inexpensive organizing supplies (from the dollar store or Walmart) that can help with bringing order to this space.
What is the Container Concept, and how can it help you organize just about anything? As a guest on Smead’s Keeping You Organized podcast, I explain how this one simple concept could help you organize everything from coffee mugs to your schedule. I use this principle regularly for myself and my clients, and I know it could be helpful for you as well!
October 3, 2018
Are you overwhelmed with a hot mess of photos and no plan to get them organized? Do you keep adding to the mess because you just know that someday you’ll have time to get to them, but someday never seems to come? It’s time to get started and get a plan! This demo on Daytime Tri Cities will help you with the motivation to get started with a step by step plan.
August 8, 2018
How organized is your bathroom? The bathroom is such a small space, but since we spend time there every morning and every evening, it’s critical that we keep it in order. We all want to begin and end the day in a calm and peaceful environment. So if you want to get all of those toiletries under control once and for all, watch this video for helpful hints.
July 3, 2018
We all have places we go frequently that require taking a tote bag with supplies. These destinations can be as varied as a trip to the pool, a sports practice, the library, the gym, or a theatre rehearsal. This video will help you get to your destination on time with everything you need.
June 13, 2018
Organizing is particularly important when you’re preparing to travel. This video highlights practical suggestions to make sure you’re organized for your trips.
May 2, 20018
In this video, I show 3 quick hanger tips for organizing your master bedroom closet.
April 25, 2018
Plastic storage containers can be helpful for storing leftovers, but how many do you really need? How organized are yours? I have a radical suggestion for solving this problem.
March 7, 2018
Kitchen utensils can be a source of frustration when we have too many, making the drawer and the countertop container with utensils jam packed. To really organize them well, watch this video and follow these simple steps.
February 7, 2018
If you want to make a difference in your daily life, organizing your purse yields big dividends. It could mean the end of digging endlessly to find things and aching shoulders from carrying a purse that’s much too heavy. Follow this simple plan to get your purse organized and keep it that way.
January 4, 2018
Do you have piles of paper on your kitchen countertop? Do you have trouble keeping up with the endless flow of mail, school papers, forms to fill out, bills, and other active papers? This simple, practical solution could yield big results!
December 6, 2017
During the holidays is the ideal time to organize your Christmas supplies. There are expensive specialty organizing products for this, but there are also easy and inexpensive alternatives.
November 1, 2017
Most of us have a junk drawer in our home. Here’s a quick demo of how to organize that drawer and keep it organized!
September 6, 2017
When t-shirts are stacked in a drawer, the bottom shirts are rarely seen and often wrinkled. Here’s my demonstration of Marie Kondo’s shirt folding technique so that you can see all of your shirts at once and keep them tidy.
August 7, 2017
Staying organized during the school year can be a challenge. Watch this for tips on how to start your year off on the right foot and stay that way!