Once you have your Household Hub established, you will want to set up an easy way to deal with those piles of paper that are sitting out because they require some form of action. Hence, the Quick Sort! Unlike items that go into the Hub and are referred to over and over, items that go into the Quick Sort will be dealt with and then tossed or shredded.
As organizers, we tend to notice similarities and trends in the organizational challenges of our clients. Some are unique to certain people, some to the layout of the home. And other clutter causers are the same in every single household. Perhaps the most notorious of these is….THE PAPER TRAIL (cue imminent shark attack music).
School’s out, summer is in full swing and it’s time to face the inevitable: the garage is a disaster.
During the winter months, we have a tendency to dump things in the garage on our way in and out of the house, and we put off cleaning it out due to cold weather and short days.
Planning a summer shin-dig? Before you take out a second mortgage on your home, consider these money saving, stress reducing tips from the pros at Organizers Northwest. When deciding whether to serve dinner, keep in mind that cocktail parties are always a lot of fun, take the stress out of preparing a big meal, and [Read more…]
Spring and summer are the most popular times of year to move (who wants to add ice and winter conditions to the stress of moving? No one, that’s who). Now that moving season is upon us, here are some great professional organizing tips to help prepare for your move. Get yourself prepared ahead of time. [Read more…]
Let me begin by stating that, whatever anyone has to say about this product, its sheer sexiness is incontestable. All those gorgeous, bold colors hanging on the wall or in your office tote just scream ‘organized.’
As you may have seen in previous blog entries, 5S is a process of sorting and standardizing virtually any space – whether it is a kitchen pantry or a corporate office. As 5S experts, the team at Organizers Northwest is always looking for new ways to integrate 5S and Lean Office into our organizing projects. [Read more…]
This post addresses a question raised at some point by every parent: “What can I do with my child’s artwork?” Professional organizer Veronica Bishop offer a clever organizing solution for the precious pieces that you must save for another day.
Are the receipts all over the house starting to drive you crazy? Sometimes all you need is a simple solution to get these important papers organized. Come tax time, you will be glad you did!
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.
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…]