testiIMG_2467 mediumWhat I can do for you:

  • Eliminate clutter and keep it gone
  • Organize every room in the house
  • Create simple systems
  • Help you get more done
  • Unpack and set up your new home
  • Help you develop organizing habits


5 Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom

Here’s the first in my new series of Five Minute Guides: Five Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom. This guide gives you easy to follow steps so that you don’t get bogged down in organizing overwhelm. It lays out exactly what you need to do in an easy to understand format that you can read and act on quickly.


5 Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom

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You CAN be organized and clutter free. Yes, you!
Do you dread walking into your office because it's so chaotic and disorganized?
Is it driving you nuts not to be able to find things?
Are you craving simplicity and serenity but just can't get there?
You've come to the right place.


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My style is friendly, non-judgmental and low key. Your needs and desires guide our work together. I’ll come up with ideas, systems and product recommendations that are customized for your lifestyle and organizing challenges. We’ll keep it simple so staying organized is easy and you have more time for fun.

Latest Blog Posts

Shoe Box Storage Revisited

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The quest for the perfect storage container is never ending. Sometimes, you just want something Hotelbox new, something different to perk up your space. Of course, if the thing does more than one job, so much the better!

The Hotel Box is about the size of a shoe box and looks like a couple of milk cartons cobbled together. It comes in patterns or solids and you can add a plastic window to the opening to make it into a display box (or just keep your stuff from getting dusty). They’re on sale at yoyashop.com.

At $25 per box, it had better be superior to those old shoe boxes you’re currently using, and it is. Each one can hold 11 pounds. They can not only be stacked for storage but are strong enough to use as tables.

Although I think these items are a little too pricy, I think anything that makes putting stuff away fun, and makes the put-away stuff look cute, is a good idea.

Store your jewelry with the Gem Genie

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bags-on-ring_smaller-300x300Today’s post is about the Gem Genie, a jewelry organizer created by local gal Brody McHugh, who lives in Mill Valley.

Brody’s inspiration was her own jewelry drawer. Over time, she’d collected stacks of tiny boxes, larger boxes, zippered bags, bags with little snaps, etc.

Her jewelry took up a lot of space in an awkward configuration. All the containers were opaque so she often hunted for particular pieces, or forgot about them entirely.

The small containers made it easier to pack pieces for travel, but they were impractical and irritating in many ways. Fine chain necklaces were protected in their boxes, but there was still no way to keep them from devolving into a tangled ball of gold that she didn’t have the time or energy to deal with.

First she experimented with that old standby, the ziplock bag. To keep necklaces untangled, she used a separate ziplock for each item. Although the bags took up less room than the boxes, they were still adding up. And they weren’t very nice to look at.

Next, she played around with lightweight, sheer fabric that she made into bags. They were more appealing visually and didn’t add bulk. A grommet came next, as a way to hang the bags and attach them together on a ring.

She also created a card insert so the necklaces would hang inside the bags and be easy to remove and replace.

Gem Genie provides a space saving way to organize jewelry so you can see and enjoy what you have. It works well for home storage and the system makes it simple to select jewelry for travel and pack it safely into the fabric envelope that comes with the set.

Brody is currently working on a genie for makeup, another boon for the ladies, especially ones who travel or are just plain busy. Whether in a hotel room or your own bathroom, the makeup genie bag system makes your makeup viewable and easily accessible.

I asked Brody for her favorite organizing tip and, you guessed it, it involves bags! Her work requires her to carry a mobile office around. It’s important for her to be able to find and access her supplies quickly, so she keeps them in transparent bags, sometimes nested inside each other. Great tip!