Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vidcast: Refrigerator and Pantry Tips

If you are working on your refrigerator and/or pantry and want some great ideas check out this helpful vidcast from professional organizer Susan Stewart of Perfectly Placed.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Organizing Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune

Although I love The Container Store as much as the next organizer, I am all about finding great organizing tools just about anywhere. Finding that perfect solution and finding it for a great price is just so rewarding! Last year I began receiving a catalog called The Lakeside Collection that offers a variety of household items for great prices. I even did some Christmas shopping with them last year and was happy with everything I bought. Recently, I was flipping through their catalog and found some things I thought were definitely worth sharing.

They protect their web images so you'll have to follow the links. Note the prices!!

Set of 3 Magazine Protectors for $6.95: I thought these would be particularly helpful for storing magazines in an attic or basement.

Set of 2 Woven Storage Trunks for $22.95: Cute and functional. They look really well made too.

5-Piece Space Bag Combo for $14.95: Just as a comparison, Bed Bath and Beyond sells a pack of 3 large, 3 extra-large and one jumbo bag for $39.99.

Closet Organizers for as low as 5.95 per set: You'll pay $9.99 for a set of two over the door purse racks anywhere else.

Set of 2 Canvas Storage Totes for $8.95: These are super cute for kids toys and stuff. They look like something the Pottery Barn sells.

I think you get the idea! Check out their website and happy hunting for that perfect and affordable solution to your organizing needs!


Take a look at some of my organizing success! (Photos and text used with permission.)


Cluttered Desk


Clean and Clear of Clutter

Chaotic Shelf

Neat and Tidy Home Office

Client Feedback

I work out of a home office without any administrative support. I worked with Melissa to organize both my personal and professional effects as I prepared to relocate. I wish I had done it years ago. While organizing my office and paperwork Melissa identified my natural tendencies and created an organizational structure that was easy for me to maintain. When I began looking for a personal organizer, I mostly wanted someone else to come in and take care of the mess I had allowed to build up over the years. Working with an “uninterested” party during the purging process helped me lighten my load considerably. During the process Melissa provided me with simple intuitive skills that have not only allowed me to maintain my newly found order but help friends and family organize as well. I can honestly say hiring Melissa is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Kelsi Reeves