strategies

Streamline your beauty products

Streamline your beauty products

Lots of people have a thing that they purchase compulsively. Magazines. Office supplies. Shoes. Beauty products are my thing. I've written about it before on the blog. I moved from my parents' house to an apartment in NYC straight out of college with a giant plastic bin full of beauty products. AKA where my beauty products went to die. I rarely went in there, unless it was to store something I wasn't using. When I decided to roll up my sleeves and make some space, I realized that there was little chance of me using anything in there…

Q&A: Decluttering + organizing with kids

Q&A: Decluttering + organizing with kids

Whether parents struggle to keep up with weeding their wardrobes (they are growing so fast!) or their toys seem to keep multiplying, keeping a tidy space when you have kids presents extra challenges. The gift giving part of the holiday season can put even more stress on family homes. I get a lot of questions from parents who are overwhelmed about their kids’ stuff, so I figured I would take this time to answer them.

How to organize paper with ease

How to organize paper with ease

You get home at the end of the day and before you come inside, you stop to check the mail. You come in, you set things down. You might forget about it for awhile. But at some point, you sort through it and find yourself a bit stressed. Sure, identifying and recycling the junk mail is easy enough. But what about that financial statement? That insurance notification? Do you keep this invoice? You just want these papers out of your face sooner rather than later, but you’re hesitant to just toss things because you fear losing something important.