January 2023 By Jamie Forbes If your home is cluttered and chaotic, it can be hard to relax and spend time with your family and friends. However, by taking a few simple steps to organize your home, you can turn it into a peaceful oasis. While getting started is often one of the hardest … [Read more...] about Check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in: 30 Organizing Tips to Maintain a Tidy Home | Redfin
The Memory of Shoes
August 2022 Thanks to some wild wasps in our yard, I spent Sunday inside applying the “KonMarie” method to downsizing my collection of shoes. As a client friend said, “It’s good to know you practice what you preach.” I really do. Living in a house that was built in the late 40’s, closet … [Read more...] about The Memory of Shoes
Trophies and Plaques and Medals, Oh My!
January 2022 I gasped when I heard someone say they threw their old race medals in the trash. I still have every finishers’ medal I ever received from crossing the finish line. They remind me of the hard work and discipline I put into training. As a new grandmother, I also know there will come … [Read more...] about Trophies and Plaques and Medals, Oh My!
My Old Kentucky Home – Part II
We didn't touch a single turtleneck or even venture into closets, but let's talk Christmas decorations. Forty years’ worth. And flowers. Lots and lots of silk flowers. The thing about being an organizer is that you have to be adaptable, flexible and quick thinking. You go in thinking you'll do one … [Read more...] about My Old Kentucky Home – Part II
My Old Kentucky Home
This weekend I'm heading home to Kentucky. I haven't spent any quality time with my parents in more than a year. My mom tells me I'll be disappointed that the organizing we did a few years ago is now in disarray. "It's the worst it's ever been," she says. Mom’s in her 80's. I know as she gets … [Read more...] about My Old Kentucky Home
The Joy of Collecting…or Not
People collect things for a variety of reasons. Some people start collections with the hopes that their collection will gain value over time and then be sold for financial gain. Some people start collecting because of sentimentality. When I was a kid, I collected Smurfs. I collected them because … [Read more...] about The Joy of Collecting…or Not
Downsizing Lessons From Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is downsizing. In a recent article on www.courier-journal.com, he says, “The hardest thing to give up is when I start to lose my memory. My memories are unbelievable.” Another point that hit home in the article: “Like a lot of men of lesser means … [Read more...] about Downsizing Lessons From Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench
Organizing In Lockdown
I recently had the opportunity to help a virtual client clear an organizing hurdle. She works full-time, is a mother to two boys, a wife, musician, volunteer, and the list goes on. She told me that she has come to realize that it’s not that her family is sloppy, but that they’re never home long … [Read more...] about Organizing In Lockdown