Other Writing

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

Kingsport Times-News Column

  • “Are You Ready to Reclaim Your Garage?” April 29, 2018
    • If we’re not careful, our garage can become like our house’s trash can, storing everything that we don’t know where else to put it. Many people have to much stored in their garage they can’t even park one or both of their cars in it! This step by step guide can help you get your garage back in control.
  • “Organizing in Mexico Presents Unique Challenges” April 15, 2018
    • A recent mission trip to Cozumel, Mexico gave me an opportunity to use my organizing skills in a totally different environment. While there were unique challenges, I learned that the same principles apply no matter what the setting.
  • “Find a Home for your Homeless Clutter” April 1, 2018
    • Are your countertops and furniture pieces cluttered? Chances are, you’ve got items that have never been “assigned a home”. Find out if any of these homeless clutter issues pertain to you, and learn practical tips for how to solve this common problem.
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: A Book Review” March 18, 2018
    • While a book about “death cleaning” may sound like a downer, this book is a practical and sometimes humorous look at how to prepare for the end of our lives by being intentional and thoughtful about our belongings. I highly recommend it for any adult.
  • “An Organized Purse Will Simplify Your Life” March 4, 2018
    • Of all the choices of what to organize, spending time getting your purse organized should be a top priority. Because we use them everyday, our purses can become a jumbled mess unless we take the time to get them in order. This step by step guide will help you get your purse in order and keep it that way.
  • “Here are My Top Tech Tools for Organizing” February 18, 2018
    • I love using technology to keep my life organized! Here is a list and description of some of my favorite tech organizing tools.
  • “5 Steps to Decluttering Success” February 4, 2018
    • You can use this practical list of step to declutter any area of your home. With this checklist in hand and a little bit of time, you should be able to tackle any space and make significant improvements.
  • “The Many Faces of Clutter” January 21, 2018
    • Clutter is a much broader concept than just piles of stuff. You may think you are immune to clutter, but this article may just broaden your perspective.
  • “Want to Organize? Here’s How to Get Started” January 7, 2018
    • Establishing and maintaining routines for regular household tasks like dishes, laundry, and picking up is critical for organizing.
  • “Is 2018 the Year to Finally Get Organized?” December 24, 2017
    • Are you ready to finally achieve that goal of being organized? Here are some helpful hints to get you started.
  • “Now is the Ideal Time to Organize your Christmas Supplies” December 10, 2017
    • While you’ve got all of your Christmas decorations out for the holidays, this is the perfect time to organize them! While there are plenty of specialty organizing products for this purpose, there are also easy inexpensive alternatives.
  • “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?
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.

  • “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.
  • “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 arrangement is organized and the other isn’t? How do you adapt to each other? Read more about how to fix this sometimes awkward situation.
  • “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!
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
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