Other Writing

These are links to other published writing by Angie Hyche related to organizing.

Kingsport Times-News Column

  • Looking to Declutter and Get Organized? Our New Columnist Will Help Make Sure Your Place is Shipshape” January 29, 2017 (Page 1 and Page 2)
    • This is an introduction to my organizing column, explaining how I started my organizing business. It also contains before and after pictures from some of my projects and testimonials from a few of my clients.
  • “New Column Aims to Help Readers Get Organized”  February 5, 2017
    • Need some motivation to begin organizing? This article discusses the far-reaching benefits of being organized and describes how an organized life looks and feels.
  • “Declutter Before Buying Any Organizing Supplies” February 19, 2017
    • Do you love IKEA and the Container Store as much as I do? In this article, I stress that although it’s tempting to start organizing by buying supplies, it is absolutely essential to declutter first. Only when we let go of what we don’t need can we see clearly to begin putting it in order.
  • “To Keep or Not to Keep: That is the Question” March 5, 2017
    • Have you ever asked yourself how you got so disorganized? This article touches on the importance of identifying how we arrived at a point where we need to declutter. It also gives practical tips on where to begin and how to decide what to keep and what to let go.
  • “Let it Go: Yoga, Decluttering Share Credo” March 19, 2017
    • Letting go isn’t always easy! This article dives more deeply into how our emotional attachments that we have to objects make it extremely difficult to declutter and how to effectively address these attachments.
  • “Declutter Before You Start Spring Cleaning” April 2, 2017
    • So, what do you do with all of that stuff you no longer want? This article is full of practical tips for what to do with items that you want to purge as you declutter.
  • “Begin with the End in Mind: Pick Storage Containers that are Pretty but Practical” April 16, 2017
    • Ok, I’ve decluttered—now what? This article begins to address how we make decisions about the best way to arrange a space after we’ve decluttered. I discuss principles such as like with like, cheap and expensive real estate, and begin with the end in mind and talk about choosing appropriate containers.
  • “Crunched for Time? Staying Organized is about Priorities” April 30, 2017
    • How can I think of organizing when my life is crazy right now? The focus of this article is how to stay organized during a busy season of life by establishing priorities.
  • “Let it Go: It’s OK to Just Say No” May 14, 2017
    • Have you inherited a lot of stuff you don’t really want? Sometimes items that were highly valued and passed along by older generations aren’t necessarily equally valued by those who receive them. This article explains how to handle this difficult situation.
  • “Your Treasures Tell a Story” May 28, 2017
    • Do you have items hidden away in a storage area that you treasure? Those items aren’t doing anyone any good hidden away. Find practical tips in this article for how to repurpose or display them so that you can really enjoy them again.
  • “Organization: Nature or Nurture?” June 25, 2017
    • So, what if you really want to get organized, but you weren’t born with the organizing gene? Find out if an “organizing gene” is a myth or reality, and what to do if you weren’t lucky enough to get it.
  • “3 Words are Sabotaging Your Organizing” July 9, 2017
    • Any guesses what 3 words are destroying your organizing attempts? You’ll have to read it to find out!
  • “The Odd Couple: Living with a Disorganized Partner Doesn’t Have to be a Never-Ending Battle” July 23, 2017
    • What do you do when one partner in a living relationship is organized and the other isn’t? How do you adapt to each other? Read more about how to fix this sometimes awkward situation.
  • “Make School Year Organization a Family Affair” August 6, 2017
    • Here are my top 10 tips for how to get organized for the school year.
  • “What about the Clutter in your Mind?” August 20, 2017
    • Clutter in our minds is perhaps the most harmful clutter of all. When there are too many things swimming around in our minds, we can’t think clearly. Here are some helpful suggestions for dealing with that mental clutter.

  • “Minimalism Lets You Focus on What Is Important” September 3, 2017
    • Minimalism is a term tossed about quite frequently lately, but few people understand what it really means. Only when we get rid of what is distracting us (whether that is our stuff, events on our calendar, relationships, etc.) can we truly focus on the important.
  • “Does It Fit? Does It Feel Good? Does It Flatter You?” September 17, 2017
    • Most everyone feels the need for a better organized bedroom closet, but how do you go about tackling it? This article gives much needed practical tips for organizing this important space in your home.
  • “What’s In Your Junk Drawer?” October 1, 2017
    • Everyone has a junk drawer, right? Well, maybe not everyone. This article gives you practical tips for preventing a junk drawer or keeping yours under control.
  • “Make Your Hospital Stay Less Stressful” October 15, 2017
    • Are you helping a family member or friend prepare for a hospital stay? Do you have an upcoming elective surgery or medical procedure? Here are some practical tips to plan ahead that should make this time period more peaceful.
  • “Want to Make a Big Impact Fast? Start with Pantry” October 29, 2017
    • Since we use our pantries every day, this is one area of your home that should really be well organized. Learn the common mistakes most people make with their pantry as well as a simple step by step process for organizing it.
  • “Choose Gifts Wisely for a Clutter-Free Christmas” November 12, 2017
    • Choosing the perfect gift for a loved one can be difficult. We want to make sure we aren’t just adding to their clutter. How do we make a wise choice?
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