Tag Archives: Organizing

Spring Cleaning – Closet Organization

Closet Catastrophe

Tucked under the stairwell, just off of my kitchen, is my entertaining closet.  A closet where, in theory, I can store all of my extra entertaining accoutrements — plates, glasses, silver trays, chafing dishes — all easily accessible and ready to party at a moment’s notice.   As you can see from the photo, the easy access in a moment’s notice part is still just a theory not a theorem. Continue reading


Organizing with Shoe Bags

Napkin rings, organized and ready to party.

I am on a mission to get my life under control.  I’ve reluctantly accepted that crazy is the new work life normal so now I’m thinking about what I can do in the other areas of my life to make the crazy a bit more bearable.  One of those things is organization.  Perhaps it’s a symptom of my serious case of Martha Stewart Disease (MSD) but I love to be able to open a closet and find things and to not spend my morning hunting and searching.   So, this winter when it’s too cold to be out and about, I’m spending some of my weekends organizing and, let’s hope, bringing some calm to a crazy life.

I’m start slow and working my way up to some really big projects.  First up is using one of my favorite organizing tools — over the door shoe bags — to get a few things in order.

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