I love projects. Especially projects around the house. I seem to attract clients who also love projects. Some projects are quickly initiated and completed. Others are planned to the finest detail before they’re launched.
Some projects need to percolate for a while
There is another type of project. A project that needs to percolate a while before it’s started. I’ve had many of them.
One of my clients had such a project.
I worked with her for over a year to get her entire house organized. When we worked in the garage we came across plastic plant tags – you know – the ones that come attached to the plant at the nursery.
When I asked her if it were a keep or a toss, her response was, “Keep! I need that for my plant label project.” Continue reading →
As an organizing consultant, I help my clients take control of their surroundings, their time and their information by designing custom organizing systems for them based on their habits and by teaching them the organizing principles that I have learned over the years. I believe that organizing is both an art (the design) and a science (the principles).
One principle that has been on my mind lately is what I refer to as the Capacity Principle™ or the seventy-five percent rule. Continue reading →
There is a tiger out of control in nearly every house in this country. I’m not referring to Barbara Hemphill’s “Paper Tiger” but to the tupperware tiger. Most kitchens have at least one cabinet devoted entirely to plastic ware commonly referred to as Tupperware®, although it probably has Rubbermaid, Glad®, Ziploc® and other brands mixed in along with a few butter bowls.
In most homes at least once a day someone carefully opens the cabinet door and very gently sifts through the contents, aware that the wrong move will disturb the sleeping tiger, sending it roaring out onto the floor. Replacing an item is even more terrifying. Typically we open the door, pitch the item in, shut the door quickly, and then listen for the sound of settling plastic. Continue reading →