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Inside a Professional Organizer’s House, Part 1

HOPE Organizing turned 10 in the spring of 2017! To celebrate, I invited clients, potential clients, friends, and family to an Open House in September. This was a true "open house" in that I let people look inside almost every closet, drawer, and cabinet in my home....

Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 11, is Grandparents Day. Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. Therefore, Grandparents Day has been...

Permission to Delete your Photos

In recent months, I have really embraced deleting my photos! Yes, the person who is always talking about saving and sharing your memories is giving you permission to delete some photos.  I truly believe that future generations will thank you for it. In January, our...

September is Save Your Photos Month

The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos and documents, in case of unforeseen accident or...

Creating and Maintaining an Organized Garage

Creating and maintaining an organized space is crucial to the functionality of a family. A disorganized home leads to lost items and extra work in the long-run. Misplaced items make your family late to school, work and other outings. In addition, decluttering a space...

Celebrating a Life in Photos

On Saturday, we celebrated the 98 ½ years of my grandmother’s life well lived. My aunts and uncle and their families live in Kansas and Texas, so we don’t have the opportunity to see each other very often and though it was a sad occasion, we all felt it was important...

Clearing the Clutter can Make you Money

So the old theory on getting organized is how it can save you time and money but have you ever thought about how clearing the clutter can actually help you find and make you money? Find Money When I am working with clients we often "find" money in a variety of...