There are a plethora of awesome ways to display all those photos you love, and I've gathered some of the most creative ones I found. I figure that one or more of these might inspire you to show them off as a piece of art for your room's design instead of having them sit inside some album or box.
While some of these displays are DIY projects, I wanted to select the ones that would be easiest to put together yourself. Continue reading
Giving a space-lift to a cluttered home is like a face-lift to your face – you are giving your space new dimensions and a new look that makes it more beautiful.
After all, when we start getting wrinkles on our face, bags under our eyes, or sagging necklines, we want… Continue reading
Celebrities talk about organization- their own -and what they say is inspiring. But, more than providing inspiration, it's their organizing outlook that provides a philosophy that anyone can adopt.
I dug up some celebrity quotes on being organized and eventually had to stop looking around since there seemed to be enough to write a book about. So here is what I came across.. Continue reading
When you have a home organization issue, there are very ingenious ways to fix it. A quick fix, really, you may ask? Just how quick? Well, it depends on how fast you can move.
Since there are dozens of ways to get organized using various organizing solutions, the ones I wanted to show you here are the quick fix solutions - especially since you already may have some of these around your house already. Continue reading
Tired of your clutter? Don't feel like throwing it away?
Now you don't have to let your clutter sit around as an eye-sore and without purpose. You can take some of those things and use them to do a bit of decorating. And although you still have to deal with the clutter in order to do this, you still get to end up admiring it. Continue reading
Clutter can be said to be in the eyes of the beholder. Some person's "organized" paper pile mounds might another person's view of clutter. Another person's treasured collection of stuff over-powering a room might be another person's vision of ugly.
The question remains - is it clutter or is it some sort of functional disorder? Or maybe even a work of art ... Whatever it is, it's someone's organized clutter.
And, as I said, it's all in the eyes of the beholder ... Continue reading
When it comes to re-purposing old stuff, there endless ideas to reinvent an item and give it a new purpose. Call it up-cycling or recycling, it's all the same - we're taking something old and giving it a new purpose in our life.
In compiling some of my favorite re-purposed items, it was difficult to stop because there are so many creative ways in which something can be transformed. So my focus in this article is to take really old stuff (yes, even stuff that's junk) and turn it into a new treasure. Continue reading
When they say bad things happen to good people, I must say I've witnessed many instances of this in my line of work over the years (21 years, to be exact). Here are some of those horror stories, but be warned, these are not fiction (just the photos, which depict scenes from fictional movies). Continue reading
It seemed inevitable that someday I'd have to inform you about some of the pitfalls of getting organized. Even some doctors will eventually reveal how to stay healthy so you don't get sick and have to call on them for help.
This type of information puts many types of professionals out of business, but it does become an ethical duty to inform. So, in view of my ethical duty, I wanted to share my observations and findings with you. So here's What Professional Organizers May Not Be Telling You... Continue reading
While I was writing the article on "30 Things You Can Now Toss, And Should Immediately" I found some cool things people had done to re-purpose old stuff (aka junk ), of which I had recommended tossing.
Although I still hold to my advice to toss stuff, I felt obligated to also show you some of the clever and creative things people have done with old stuff instead. Continue reading
Let's face it, there's a time for everything to come into our life and a time for everything to go out of our life. It's the cycle of stuff, so feel free to spare no mercy. Continue reading
When I first started The Organizing Lady Facebook page I thought it would be fun to post humorous things I found relating to organization. By far, animals led the way for having other uses for our organizing solutions (mostly cats), but the kids did come in second.
It is because animals and kids seem to enjoy pitching in when it comes to home organizing, it seems that they should be given some credit.
So, with the new meaning our kids and pets have given to organization and our organizing solutions, it was also appropriate to name them. Continue reading
I get so inspired when I see stylish room designs that double as functional compositions in the space. And better, to see how people style their surroundings to reflect who they are.
Celebrities seem to do that quite well with slick, high class rooms that represent not only their design… Continue reading
Almost every time someone contacts me to help them with moving, there is a degree of stress in their communication about the move. Understandably so. There is a lot to do. And often times, there doesn't seem like enough time to do it all. Continue reading
Going into the home of someone we don't know to provide a service to them is what a professional organizer does. Clients don't come to us, we go to them. And a home is a person's private place, unlike walking into their place of work or business.
My profession is unique because essentially I'm in the kind of business that gets into other people's business - like they way they live. I often see what other people never get to see and find out about things they never shared with anyone. Continue reading
It's that time of year when people want to do a little home clearance and get rid of things that don't matter to them anymore. Garage or yard sales help accomplish this and helps in making some extra cash with their unwanted items.
Organizing a garage sale often entails a lot of prep work, especially going through your stuff and sorting out what you want to sell. Here's some tips on how I help a client prepare for their sale Continue reading
Bringing in a professional organizer to help clear the clutter in a home or office is a typical job in this profession. But bringing in a professional organizer who knows interior decorating is a major plus for those who want to change more than their cluttered room.
One of the reasons I like to refer to myself as an Organization Lifestylist is because I do both organizing and decorating to fit a person's lifestyle, as well as help individuals make lifestyle changes.
Organizing gadgets come in all forms, sizes and shapes. And over the years I've been pinning my favorite organizing gadget things in my Stylish Home Organization Pinterest Board.
Here are some of my picks of the smart solutions I love on that Board that always give me ideas and inspiration:
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Yesterday I found myself doing a bit of re-organizing in my kitchen. Not because it was disorganized, but because I had decided it could be better, and better is always good, right?
People sometimes think of us professional organizers as anal in the way we want things organized and maybe they are right. But anal (and one not meant in the biological sense, of course) is a harsh term so we would probably like it (the way we want things organized) to be referred to as a calculated, or somewhat meticulousness behavior. Continue reading
Recently I was reflecting on how I got my start in this business and where I'm at today. I've come a long way in building my professional organizing business, yet today I find myself at ground zero in marketing my services. That is because I have a new company name and a new website and people are not finding me as easily as they used to.
See, starting HandyGirl Organizers in 1994 meant going to a lot of networking events, passing out flyers all over town, running ads and pounding the pavement visiting businesses to leave my brochure. Continue reading
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You could start with an organization consultation that will put you in the right direction in the process of organizing. Continue reading
This is an article I wrote about professional organizers and how they make a difference in people's lives.
As a professional organizer since 1994, I've seen incredible results with clients whose lives are transformed after order is established. It's one of those benefits of this profession that make it all worthwhile, no matter how laborious it can sometimes be! Continue reading
When it comes to Spring time, it’s typically signifies a time to do some home maintenance and organization. I like to start with closets, beginning with the clothes closet.
During the year while we’ve accumulated more clothing, closets can become jammed and unmanageable, so start with clearing out the clothing… Continue reading
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Coming up is the National Get Ready For The Holidays Month! Whoohoo, yipee!
That's all I have to say.
Have fun! Continue reading
In a recent article published in LA Times and Chicago Tribune, it features my advice on cutting clutter out of your life. It is titled, "Lose it: declutter your way to an organized, happier you".
Here is an excerpt of this article:
No matter how it all got there, reducing the stuff of life is not an easy task, but it is a necessary one.
Even if there are no plans to downsize, getting rid of clutter is always a good idea says professional organizer Cyndi Seidler, founder of Handy Girl Organizers and The Organizing Lady, two Los Angeles based firms specializing in dealing with the "stuff." Continue reading
I just love posting daily updates on The Organizing Lady's Facebook page. It started out with some nice pictures from my Organization Pinterest Boards and quickly moved to daily "Funnies".
In my Internet search for "mess" and "disorganization" and "clutter" I found some really funny images. I just had to share these findings on Facebook, of course. Continue reading
Some years ago I started a “Home Organization Methods” news feed on Scoop.it to share some cool finds and provide helpful tips. Like my Pinterest boards, I haven’t kept at it because it became so time-consuming. However I’d like to share them with you here.
The cool thing is,… Continue reading
Want a good laugh? Watch this funny outtake from DVD "Get Organized With Cyndi Seidler". It's a scene where Cyndi tries to show Jane a good place to put her mail, except Jane can't hold it together. Continue reading
September is marked as National Self-Improvement Month!
Why do I tell you this? It’s because your environment affects you and your well being, so this could be something to consider improving this month.
One of the things you could start with is to pick a room or area of a… Continue reading
I once couldn’t escape from the lure of Pinterest. It used to keep me up quite late on many nights, and I finally had to go to Pinterest Rehab to keep myself away from it.
Well, although I’ve been away from my Pinterest boards for quite some time now, I… Continue reading