Why I always start with the “worst first”

The most common opening question I receive from a client in our first session is, "Where do we begin?" My standard answer is, "With whatever it is that causes you the most stress - that worst thing you can barely stand to look at or think about." This strategy offers both visual and psychological encouragement. Once the most difficult space, project or issue has been tamed, the remainder doesn't … [Read more...]

The “department store box” method of garage organizing

  OK - let's say your last move was a rush job, and you ended up with boxes that had a variety of items in them in no particular order, with no specific themes. (Or, for whatever reason, you just have boxes with mixed categories inside.) I suggest setting up a table as your work area, & laying out whatever number of boxes your categories require. (If you have a number of tables to … [Read more...]