May 15, 2015
We helped plan, and today were able to attend the Perspectives on Hoarding conference. We learned so much about working with this population from Dr. David Tolin and Matt Paxton. JoEllen introduced Matt, and Muffy represented the Professional Organizer's point of view as part of a panel discussion.
To see the latest video from The Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County, and more photos from...
May 14, 2015
We are frequently asked how organized our own homes and offices are. We answer by letting others know that we are not perfect....BUT, we do have systems in place. Here is some insight into how we maintain our spaces. 10 Habits of People with Organized Houses.
We are available to teach you systems that will keep you organized too! Call 216.321.6126 for more information.
May 6, 2015
Don't delay! There is still time to register for Perspectives on Hoarding conference. All day on May 15th at the Embassy Suites in Independence. CEUs available for social workers, counselors, sanitarians and nurses. An informative day with national speakers and local resources.
Follow this link for more information and to complete your registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaj8cnhafc0c3944&llr=84ieaamab
May 5, 2015
Whether at work or at home, sometimes the most difficult thing to do is taking the first step and asking for help. Are you overwhelmed? Is there someone who could share the task? Is it time to reach out to a professional? This article suggests that you start with a small project. What's holding you back?
Check out this article Asking for Help with Organizing.
Let us know your questions...
April 28, 2015
We really have not been ignoring you!!!
We rely heavily on our computers and devices, and we know that many of you do as well. The most popular means of communication from you is via email. Unfortunately, for the past few weeks, the emails from this web site have not been working. It has now been corrected.
If you have tried to reach us recently, and felt ignored, we want you to know...
April 23, 2015
Spring and Summer are times when many of us contemplate moving. If you have a home based business, are you prepared for moving all of your Information Technology systems? Large or small---Great Lakes Computer has some great tips to share.
April 20, 2015
Are you organizing your things or merely moving them from one locale to another? If you answered the latter, then you are actually CHURNING. The end result is less will be accomplished. "A physical method to stop churning is to pick up an item and not let it go until you have made a decision about whether to keep it, and where it will live." Professional Organizers will keep you on task and teach you...
April 13, 2015
Do you have a home office that is in need of help? Clearing the clutter is one thing, storing your supplies is another. Check out some of these ideas: 20 Creative Home Office Organizing Ideas.
April 8, 2015
While you are changing over your closets this weekend be sure to keep in mind those who would benefit from items that no longer fit you or your current tastes. An article in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that donations to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. and The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland are down 10%. Follow the link for a list of drop-off locations. Thanks!
April 2, 2015
When you have large items, or a large amount to donate, it is a good idea to call a service who will come inside your home or business and carry the donations away for you. We suggest JunkAway (1 855-855-JUNK (5865)) with locations in Medina and Cleveland. Only 20% goes to a landfill, with the rest being recycled or donated to charities. The Cleveland franchise is operated by Koinonia Homes Inc., a...
March 31, 2015
This article from the Washington Post and the Cleveland Plain Dealer talks about a trend of the children of 'baby boomers' not wanting the items their parents want to pass on to them. We see this all the time! Many of our customers donate or sell items that they had, at one time, saved for their children. What about your family? Are you holding on to items that you 'think' they will want? Maybe it's...
March 23, 2015
As many of you know, we volunteer with The Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County. We hope you will join us for the 3rd Annual Conference, Perspectives on Hoarding. Keynote speakers: David Tolin, PhD, ABPP, co-author of Buried in Treasures, and Matt Paxton of A&E's Hoarders. CEUs available for this all day event. Follow the link for registration and more information.
March 17, 2015
One of our favorite Time Management Tips is to delegate whenever possible. For example, hiring a Professional Organizer to streamline your filing system. You could do this yourself, but you would save time, and stress to hire it done. But what about your business's computer system? Here are some guidelines from Great Lakes Computer Corporation on when you should seek out a professional: Should You...
March 16, 2015
You don't need to live in an apartment to benefit from these tips! JoEllen and one of our colleagues. Patty Clair, provided tips in yesterday's Cleveland Plain Dealer. Embrace the spring season by slimming down on apartment clutter.
March 12, 2015
We just received another A rating on Angie's List!!! Our customer stated: "They were professional and their services were awesome! They truly transformed the way our family lives on a daily basis. They helped to reduce my stress by creating organized spaces. I would highly recommend them!"
Are you ready for a transformation? Call Muffy at 216.321.6126 or JoEllen at 440.498.1930 and find out...
March 11, 2015
March is National Craft Month. When was the last time you organized all of your crafting materials? Would you like some inspiration? Be sure to check out our Organizing Arts & Crafts board on Pinterest.
Once you have your space organized, let the creativity flow!!!
March 10, 2015
Will your home be FOR SALE soon? What can you do to get the most from your investment? Check out our tips on de-cluttering with Preparing Your Home for A Quicker Sale, a free download from our web-site.
But also pay attention to the layout and flow of the furniture. You will find more good tips from the National Association of Realtors' article on Why You Should Pay Attention to the Homes'...
March 7, 2015
Planning on some closet organizing this weekend? Check out these tips: 25 Lifehacks for Your Tiny Closet. (You can use them for large closets too!)
March 5, 2015
Perhaps one of the reasons you cannot get your car into the garage is because of a car you are no longer using is taking up space. If so, consider donating it to Make-A-Wish. For more information, check out their web site and video at http://ohkyin.wheelsforwishes.org/
March 3, 2015
It's almost Spring and a time when we will want to be outside doing something other than shoveling snow. How are you coming along on all of those inside organizing projects? For some tips, be sure to check out our latest newsletter to see how we answered one of the questions from our many readers.
If you still feel overwhelmed give us a call....we will let you know just how quickly your project...
February 17, 2015
This article from Sunday's Cleveland Plain Dealer offers some tips to corral your clutter. Have you ever had a boss/supervisor comment on the way you keep your desk?
Remember, as Professional Organizers we help with more than just closets.....Check out our Business Services page to see how we can help you or an employee in your organization.
February 12, 2015
Time to organize your time.....
January 22, 2015
Do you have a lot of documents setting around that need to be shredded? Check out this list of resources put together by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District.
January 19, 2015
“It’s difficult to save money when your neighbors keep buying things you can’t afford.”
January 14, 2015
There are many reasons that individuals hoard, and understanding the why is one of the many steps in helping. For more information read this article from The Guardian.
Overwhelmed and don't know where to start?
at 216.321.6126 or JoEllen
May 15, 2015
We helped plan, and today were able to attend the Perspectives on Hoarding conference. We learned so much about working with this population from Dr. David Tolin and Matt Paxton. JoEllen introduced Matt, and Muffy represented the Professional Organizer's...
May 14, 2015
We are frequently asked how organized our own homes and offices are. We answer by letting others know that we are not perfect....BUT, we do have systems in place. Here is some insight into how we maintain our spaces. 10 Habits of People with Organized...
May 6, 2015
Don't delay! There is still time to register for Perspectives on Hoarding conference. All day on May 15th at the Embassy Suites in Independence. CEUs available for social workers, counselors, sanitarians and nurses. An informative day with national speakers...