The 5 Ways to Be On Time Every Time

I can not believe she did it again! We were meeting at 2 pm, it’s almost three and I am still here by myself. What if something happened? What if she can’t make it? What if she is already on her way?   The frustration, anger, helplessness and acceptance were rushing through me as I was waiting for my friend to show up at the downtown square. She was two …

The wrench, the garage, and nails.

    Today is day 3 of Labor Day weekend and for the first time in months, I feel like I actually have a day off. Does it ever happen to you? It sounds quite funny coming from myself, as sometimes I feel like my whole life is one long day off.   Working from home, homeschooling my kids and being home for the majority of the week kind of …

Superwoman No More!

If you look at my profile on Facebook or my website online you will probably learn I am a professional organizer. If you read deeper into my posts online and my blog, you will learne I had owned a business before this one, I was a teacher, and I love to cook and entertain. I am a fanatic of Pinterest and all things streamlined to make my life easier so …

How a Thrift Store Find Helped Me to De-Jam My Kitchen Drawer and Get to Sleep In on Saturday Morning

One of the first shopping addictions I ever got since I moved to the U.S. was thrift store shopping.   Having moved countries with one suitcase that held clothing not very suitable for the American culture, I had to get my wardrobe and I was on a budget. My soon to be husband at that point lived a bachelor’s life with a kitchen that needed to become a cook’s kitchen …

How I Fed My Family of Four for only 65 dollars this week.

  I am always on the lookout for saving some money here and there. Keeping our expenses under the budget, not using the credit card, main priority being pay off all the debt including mortgage as soon as possible.   That isn’t easy if you ask me. It is quite possible, though.   Now, back to the topic.   We have been spending anywhere from 100 to 150 dollars a …

7 Reasons Why You Won’t Hire a Professional Organizer

Reason #1  I should be able to do it all  by myself. When you look at your house through the eyes of your parents who would say something like, why can’t you keep your room clean? you feel sad and guilty. You start getting back into the “what is wrong with me”  and “why can’t I, really?” Growing up, I was told my future husband would throw me out of …

I am a BIG procrastinator, are you?

Do you procrastinate?   If you are anything like me, you hate wasting time. Every minute that is not filled with a meaningful action that leads me closer to my ultimate goal, drains my energy and fills me with disappointment, stress, and sometimes even panic.   Having read this about me, you probably think I am the person who is always working, stays on top of my to-do list, and …

5 Steps to Bring Your Pantry from Chaos to Serenity

When we are dealing with the pantry, it is like dealing with a living organism of sorts.   It grows so big, we can not contain it where it is supposed to be. Read: got too much stuff and there is not enough room for it.   It gets sick and we have no slightest clue on how to cure it. Read: items get expired and we have no time …

Office Organizing: Mission Accomplished!

  During the last couple of days, I was helping Ms. A to get her office up and going. We started with removing all the boxes and junk from the small room, 9ft by 10ft. Once the floor was clear, we vacuumed to make sure that nothing gets scratched as we play with the new layout. Her brand new L-Shaped desk will be the focal point of the room, facing …

How to Create a Successful Organizing System that is EASY to Maintain

ORGANIZE Arrange into a structured whole. Make arrangements or preparations; coordinate. Synonyms: put in order, arrange, sort (out), assemble, group, classify, collocate, categorize, catalog, codify, systematize, systemize SYSTEM a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular. a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method.: “a multiparty system of government” “the public school system”. Synonyms: method, methodology, …