Principles of Organizing

Reader Question: From Disorganization to Organization

Reader Question: From Disorganization to Organization

Be sure you don’t miss a thing! Subscribe to receive updates by email. Or if you use a feed reader, subscribe to my RSS feed! Thanks for visiting!I promised Chele a couple of weeks ago that I would share some tips for developing habits of organizing for someone who struggles with disorganization and isn’t [...]

Resolving Organizational Conflict When Standards Differ

Resolving Organizational Conflict When Standards Differ

When I shared the inspiration behind Organizing Your Way a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I also had some tips for dealing with different standards of organization in your home, whether between spouses or roommates.
Let me start by saying that I don’t follow these perfectly. In fact, as I was thinking about this [...]

The Philosophy Behind Organizing Your Way

The Philosophy Behind Organizing Your Way

To put it lightly, I am a type-A, structured, organized person by nature. I believe that everything has a place, and that’s where it should be kept, and I like my house to be neat and clean and orderly for the most part. People who don’t share these traits might think that my life sounds [...]

Question of the Day: How Often Do Your Reorganize?

Question of the Day: How Often Do Your Reorganize?

Last week, I was straining to reach some books on a higher shelf in one of our kitchen garage cabinets when I realized that stretching to reach those books several times a week frustrates me. It’s not a huge frustration or anything, just a nagging feeling whenever I know I need to get to one [...]

Organizing as a Lifestyle Rather Than an Event

Organizing as a Lifestyle Rather Than an Event

Alternative Title: How Mandi Got Her Groove Back
When I made the decision in December to finally launch Organizing Your Way, which had been a dream of mine for many, many months, I had no idea that I would be facing extreme nausea and exhaustion in January and February. As it turns out, we found out [...]