Organizing Stories

They Got Organized And Guess What Happened Next? You Name It

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).
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Commentaries For a laugh

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Getting Organized

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...
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For a laugh Home organization

25 Creative Ways To Turn Old Junk Into New Junk

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.
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Commentaries For a laugh

30 Things To Remove In Your Home Sparing No Mercy

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.
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For a laugh

45 Ways Pets & Kids Give New Meaning To Home Organization

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.
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Celebrity Organization

Stylish & Lavish Ways Celebrities Like To Be Organized

I get so inspired when I see stylish room designs that double as functional compositions in the space. And better,...
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Taking The Stress Out Of the Stress of Moving

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.
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The Trust Factor Of Home Organizers

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.
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Home Garage Sales With A Professional Organizer

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
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Commentaries Interior decorating

A Room Makeover With A Professional Organizer

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.

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Commentaries Home organization

Some Of My Favorite Organizing Things

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: For Home Office - Managing Paper
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Through The Eyes Of A Professional Organizer

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.
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What 21 Years As A Professional Organizer Brings

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.
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News & Announcements

$85 Off Home or Business Organizing Services

Get $85 off for organizing services! This is a good opportunity to get started in your organizing project now and achieve your desire to be better organized. This special limited time offer is open for home or business organizing. It includes any / all of our organizing services and is a great way to see how the Organizing Lady works her magic! You could start with an organization consultation that will put you in the right direction in the process of organizing.
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10 Ways A Professional Organizer Changes Someone’s Life

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!
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Home organization

Spring Clean Your Closets

When it comes to Spring time, it's typically signifies a time to do some home maintenance and organization. I like...
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News & Announcements

Get Ready ‘Cuz Here It Comes

Drum roll please ...

Coming up is the National Get Ready For The Holidays Month! Whoohoo, yipee!

That's all I have to say.

Have fun!
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News & Announcements

Organizing Lady Advice Featured In LA Times

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."
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The Fun of Facebooking

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.
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Home organization

Home Organization Methods

Some years ago I started a "Home Organization Methods" news feed on Scoop.it to share some cool finds and provide...
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