Even Organizers Aren’t Perfect…

People often assume that, as a professional organizer, my home is perfect and my time management skills are amazing. Yeah, it’s just not true. I will have weeks throughout the year where the house looks like a tornado blew through it. I will be late for appointments and, last Friday, miss them completely. I admit […]

Fall Into Your New Home Event

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak at a really fun event in Houston. Carnegie Custom Homes and STUDIO Communications said I could talk about any organizing topic of my choosing so I decided to focus on top hacks for your closet, along with some of my favorite products from The Container Store. […]

How Texas House Bill 1774 Could Affect You

HB 1774 takes effect tomorrow. It’s designed to crack down on frivolous insurance lawsuits. However, it reduces the penalty interest rate insurance companies face for late payments if a policyholder files a lawsuit. The current interest rate is 18%, the new interest rate will be 10%. Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of this new […]

Mer’s Pick: POPn’ Store Storage Boxes

It seems like people are always asking me recommendation storage boxes and bins. Usually, there are just too many factors to take into account to have a “go to” solution: size, material, cost, aesthetics. My one exception are Samsill’s POPn’ Store Storage Boxes. I’m the Professional Development Director of NAPO Houston (National Association of Professional Organizers). Therefore, I’m […]

Books: Valuable Collectibles or Kindling?

Last week was one of those where every client work day involved books. One client purged more than a half dozen boxes of books without a second thought. Another wanted to keep everything (even duplicates) because “every old book has value” and yet another wanted them organized by color of binding (that was a first for me!). […]

Standing Desk – A Resolution TwoFer!

It’s the third week of January and New Years Resolutions are dropping like flies. The top two resolutions are to get inshape/lose weight/work out/eat better and to get organized. Here’s a way you can attempt to do BOTH. Using a standing desk, or a “stand-sit” desk, may have a myriad of potential benefits. 1. Using a Standing Desk […]

Christmas Storage: When Do You Un-Decorate?

Happy New Year! The first full weekend in January has now passed and you *should* be addressing much needed Christmas storage. People often debate about the exact time to “un-decorate.” I can’t get on board with taking down decorations on Boxing Day (December 26th); it’s still Christmas! But when should they come down? It’s a […]

Hoarding: It’s Not As Common As You’d Think

When I speak with new clients, they often say they’re a “hoarder.” Most are slightly tongue-in-cheek but some are completely serious. I’ve worked with clients who have way too much stuff for their space. I’ve worked with clients who have seriously neglected their homes. The fact of the matter is: I’ve never worked with a […]