The Toolshed

Sometimes I stumble upon evidence of a very organized handyman when the tools are off the bench and secured off shelves as well. Using these recycled jars screws and nails can easily be seen and are also kept dust-free. The covers were unscrewed from the top and secured to this low shed ceiling beam. The …

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Archives

On occasion a church has a generous patron interested to organize the archives. Such was the case when a long-time client who was also a member of this church decided to share my time with her for improvement at the church. Countless newspaper articles featuring church members, newsletters and many other ephemera piled on desks …

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Presorting

A packed closet can be overwhelming to tackle come time to sell the home. If you allow an organizer to do the first half of the work by presorting clothing into categories the tougher job of weeding each category will ve more manageable. We used the an unused side room to lay out the categories …

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Downsizing

Here is one floor plan I used to help a man move from one larger apartment to another smaller apartment that had more services to offer. He had quite a bit of organizing to do before we started to plan out what would go where. As you can see many things have to be taken …

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Saturation Systems

I met one family that tried the saturation system: having so many of a thing everywhere that chances are one would be right at their side when needed. This might work if you only have one item to use but when you consider the number of things that a household demands to function you can …

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Containers

Clients often start out asking if they should get some containers before we start organizing work. Here is the yield of containers already on hand once the first step of weeding had finished with one client. Systemize with what you have first and the left-over containers will help you get organized. Need some help finding …

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