Do the plastic bags that you can buy at Bed, Bath & Beyond, that you suction the air out of with your vacuum cleaner, really work? Of course on television they seem like the answer to a traveler’s prayer, but do they stay flattened? Do they really make that much difference?
Ask a professional organizer a question: I’ve been receiving more and more photo greeting cards during the holidays, and now I don’t know what to do with them all. I feel bad tossing them, but I’m kind of over displaying them. Is this something that people hold on to?
In celebration of National “Get Organized” Month (GO Month), Organizers Northwest invited fans, clients and followers to send us their home or office organizational questions and challenges. Professional Organizer Veronica Bishop has jumped in to answer some of them here on our blog. We hope they are helpful.
Across the country, January is recognized as National “Get Organized” Month. In celebration of that, the pros at Organizers Northwest are here to answer your questions for FREE! Just contact us and we’ll respond via phone or email.
What’s better than free labor??! Create a gift certificate giving away your skills. Do you have a relative who needs help in the garden? What about help organizing their files? You don’t have to be particularly skilled at the activity for your help to be worthwhile – as we all know, two heads are better than one.
Let’s face it. As much as we love to shop, the last-minute holiday shopping frenzy can be a total drag. Yes, planning for your holiday shopping takes a little bit of forward-thinking, but it is completely do-able, and you shouldn’t have to forfeit your post-Turkey morning after coma in order to achieve it. Here’s how:
Last year, I was working with a client to clean out her home in preparation for the holidays. In particular, she wanted to focus on decluttering and organizing the kid’s playroom, since her mama x-ray abilities predicted the number of toys and games that were soon to take over the space.
If you’re anything like me, you like checking things off of your “to do” list. And you really like it when people notice your hard work and planning, and compliment you on how organized / prepared / well-decorated you are.
For most of us, jewelry is a fun, easy way to express personal style. But when we begin to obtain a large collection of it, jewelry can be difficult to keep organized and maintained. We suggest the following sure-fire ways of Here are some organizing solutions for displaying and storing your jewelry. Make use of [Read more…]
Oh email. How I love checking you out, seeing new messages, news, and information from you. But! How I hate to erase, scroll down, reply and file those same messages. Frankly, it’s beginning to seem like a part-time job. Email, we have to end this love / hate relationship! Sound familiar? In this world of [Read more…]
Hire a professional organizer. Shameless promotion, I know! But hear this: hiring an organizer to help create a maintainable system for you will prove to be priceless (we recently had a client tell us that “hiring an organizer was the best decision she ever made”!). We want you to succeed, and will work with you [Read more…]
At the beginning of an professional organizing session, we like to ask all of our clients this key question: how will you know that your organizing project has been a success? Will you feel relieved, satisfied, or de-stressed? Will success be measured by the ability to look around you with a sense of peace and [Read more…]
Here at Organizers Northwest, we are all about community. Giving back to the community, volunteering, giving referrals to those who do great work, and keeping it local. We are therefore proud to announce our participation in this year’s Table and Chair Affair, hosted by the Community Warehouse. >When I first heard about this fundraiser, I [Read more…]
Organizing your bathroom is a great place to start, because its non-emotional. Parting with old cosmetics and shampoos is easy to do and will give you immediate gratification – and prepare you to tackle the rest of your house. Being the most high-traffic area in the house, not to mention its function as a tiny [Read more…]
When we fly anywhere, my husband and I love to read the in-flight magazine. We have a competition to see who can find the most ridiculous item in the magazine (on our last flight, the wine glass holder necklace was the obvious champion). And the buck doesn’t just stop with ordinary, useless products you definitely [Read more…]