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Our organizer Laura found this website last week: This photo is from their website. They make customized shelving units and other pieces for both residential and commercial purposes– very clever!  It’s a modular system that you can configure the way you want, with the finishes you want, etc.  Particularly great for bookshelves and other… Read more »

Let’s Talk Drawer Dividers

In our work as Professional Organizers, we use drawer dividers probably more than any other profession on the planet!  Luckily, retailers have caught on to the different needs and preferences in this niche, and there is now a great selection of different options. You always want to measure your drawer(s) before going out to purchase… Read more »

Organized Giving- $416,000 Worth!

I just helped give away $416,000 tonight!  This is not exactly organizing-related, but I must share with my readers the amazing and invigorating experience I have had being involved for 2 years with Impact Austin, a women’s philanthropy group. Each member gives $1000 and every penny of that money goes toward our grants for local… Read more »

Passport Update– Canada/Mexico Requirement Waived?

I wrote a post a few days ago about making sure you get your passport renewed… wow, it's amazing the effect my blog post had! There has been such a rush on passport processing that it is causing a possible change in State Department Policy!  Just kidding… But read this article from the Associated Press:… Read more »

Babyproof Your Marriage!

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with Cathy O’Neill, one of the authors of Babyproofing Your Marriage.  It’s a fascinating subject– what happens to a couple once children enter the picture?  Sadly, so many marriages split up because they cannot handle the changes that occur.  One of the things that occurred to me… Read more »

Do You Know Where Your Passport Is?

We may possibly be traveling in the late summer to Canada, and our children do not yet have a passport.  So we ventured out to get one for them, since you are now required to have one if you are entering Canada or Mexico via airplane. It’s been a long time since I got my… Read more »

How to Choose a Custom Closet Company

Many people may have noticed the increasing advertising presence of large custom closet companies such as California Closets and Closets By Design.  There also seem to be more smaller local companies doing closets and garages than ever before.  If you are interested in getting a new closet designed, how do you make sense of which… Read more »

How to Get More Storage Space for about $70

If you have an attic, crawl space, basement or other area where there is potential storage but it’s very hard to access, this new organizing product may solve your problems.  The Attic Trac system enables you to store items on a platform between rafters or in other narrow areas and simply slide them out when… Read more »

Swap ‘Til You Drop!

How do you take clutter and turn it into something valuable and useful for you?  By swapping it, of course!  We previously posted about a couple of sites for swapping gift cards, Plastic Jungle and Card Avenue, and there is one more that I’ve found lately:  SwapAGift.  Those are great for turning unused gift cards… Read more »

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