Tid-bits

To be, or not to be. That is the question. But, to be what? On Halloween, we can be anyone or anything we want (I bring that up since today is Halloween!). And on other days, we're supposed to be, or not be someone, right? The answer on who to be can be as simple as be yourself. But then the question may come, "who are you?" Continue reading
Since it's Spring, it seems like a good time to take a look at preparing your guest room for those loved ones who are planning to come visit you during their Spring or Summer vacations. Sure, that spare room allocated for guests is probably ready-to-go, so to speak, but maybe it can be enchanted with a little creativity. What I mean is, possibly go with a theme for the room to give it some pazazz, like I did with my now "Hollywood Room". Continue reading
Boxes, baskets and bins, oh my! With such an array of containers to contain our stuff, we really have no excuse to clutter up our spaces, do we? I totally understand that this is easier said than done for some people. That’s usually because, often times, it just comes down to not knowing how to use what we already have to get organized. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance or a little inspiration to get us going. So, that’s what you’ll get here! Continue reading
The Stylish Home Organization board on Pinterest shows a selection of organizing products from a vast arena of creative, stylish, and do-it-yourself storage solutions which would organize practically anything you can imagine.

I’d like to share some of the ideas for wall spaces with you.

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This project was a labor of love, and this already organized vintage-styled bedroom went through an evolution of being a MORE organized bedroom, with many re-decorating touches all over.

It all started in one of the clothes closets. A new solution for the accumulated collection of scarves was needed. So, using two long towel racks side-by-side, the scarves were draped over the rods along the inside wall of the small walk-in closet Continue reading
I want to clarify the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator. They both do mostly the same thing - design new spaces - however it's the Designer who has a college degree and studied about architecture. Whereas, the Decorator doesn't require a college degree to practice decorating,, and typically gains there skills from an already inherent knack and personal study (just like a professional organizer!). Continue reading
HandyGirl founder Cyndi Seidler is currently producing a video series called "Organized Home" that features her providing tips and organizing solutions around the home. The Organized Home video series has a video website at www.organizedhomevideos.com. To date, Cyndi has produced one video a day, talking about how to save space in your clothes closet, a method of handling mail as it comes in your home, her container system for the refrigerator, using turntables in cabinets, how to double the space in your cupboards, and a way to organize hair accessories. Here's a look at one of Cyndi's quick one-minute organizing tips, "Making Space In Your Clothes Closet":

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'Tis the season to be ... jolly about having an organized closet! Huh? Don't have one of those? Or maybe you have one, but aren't so jolly because the season changed on you, and now you need to access a whole different set of clothing?

For me, I solved the seasonal clothes "musical chairs" dilemma by having two closets - one consisting mostly of clothes for cooler weather; the other for warmer weather. One closet is a walk-in and the other is a reach-in. However, I know that everyone doesn't have two clothes closets in their bedroom. So, we manage with other solutions.

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