Neat Freak

Neat Freak

Too Much of a Good Thing

In some ways, we’re all collectors. Some of us collect fine things – silver, china, coins, or art. While others collect (ahem) strange things....

5 Steps for Overcoming Procrastination

‘Tis the season to gather our W-2s, fire up the calculator, sharpen our pencils and prepare our taxes. This late winter ritual comes back...

The Case for No More Christmas Cards

Twelve years ago, sitting down to write my Christmas cards was one of my favorite pre-holiday traditions. I would pull out my lap board...

Why You Might Want to Rethink Buying in Bulk

I’ve been on a pantry kick lately – tackling a number of client pantries around the area. Truly, this is one of my favorite...

Control Cord Clutter for Good

Do you have a box/drawer/cabinet/bin/closet that looks like the picture above? If you live in the United States and use any kind of technology,...

Swim Lessons

I’m 47 years old, and I’m taking swim lessons. And no, I don’t mean that I’m taking a master's class or perfecting my freestyle...

Making the Most of Those Odd Waiting Periods

I’m writing this blog post from my “remote office” in the Subaru dealership while my car is being serviced. The waiting room is nice,...

5 Tricks to Keep from Losing Your Stuff

One of the primary reasons people want to get organized is because they feel they waste time looking for things they’ve lost. In fact,...

Managing the Day-to-Day During Times of Stress

I love to write about organizing. But for the past few months, I’ve had a hard time focusing. Writing about closets, pantries, garage shelving...

9 Nitty-Gritty Organizing Tasks You Can Do Right Now

If you’re looking for a quick organizing task on brisk winter days, here are a few ideas that might inspire you to get off...