Open-Ended Organizing

Open-Ended Organizing

To some, “open-ended organizing” may seem chaotic. And it is – a little bit – when compared to traditional organizing concepts that you see in magazines and on Pinterest. However, the concepts used in open-ended organizing can be great for both...
What I Learned When I DIDN’T Lose Everything

What I Learned When I DIDN’T Lose Everything

Eleven years ago I was in an apartment fire. I awoke to a room filled with smoke at 5am. We couldn’t get out the door, so we had to climb out the window on a ladder provided by a team of firefighters, who, thankfully, arrived quickly. After all was said and...
What Do Babies REALLY Need?

What Do Babies REALLY Need?

One of my favorite blogs is Janet Lansbury’s “Elevating Childcare” Blog.  This entry stood out to me recently about unrestricted play time.  Here’s a great quote: If a voice of reason could be heard through the din of marketing, consumerism and...
Easing Your Child Into The De-Cluttering Process

Easing Your Child Into The De-Cluttering Process

In big organizing sessions, I often recommend that parents send their children elsewhere for the day.  Getting rid of things can be hard for adults, even as experienced and emotionally developed individuals.  For children, the experience can be WAY too much and...