Posts tagged rachel and company
Tips for Designing and Organizing Your Closet

One of my favorite things to do for my clients is to design their closets. Recently, my team and I had the opportunity to design and organize multiple closets in our clients’ new home. Today I’m going to break down that process (with pictures!) and give you tips on how to organize your own closets. Below I go into detail a bit more about a master closet that we designed.

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How to Prepare for a Move

With spring finally here my team and I have been doing a lot of organized moves. Recently, we moved a growing family into their brand new forever home. We were able to get them in and completely organized in three days. Yes three days! How did we do it? By following some simple guidelines that I’ve listed below.

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Alt Summit 2019

Last week I traveled to the beautiful and sunny Palm Springs so I could participate (and to celebrate the 10 year anniversary!) in this year’s Altitude Summit (Alt Summit). Creative business owners from across the country gather every year to take classes, hear speakers and create! This year there were 2,000+ attendees with speakers that included Joanna Gaines (@joannagaines), Cortney and Robert Novogratz (@thenovogratz), Danielle Lucia Schaffer (@citygirlgonemom), Susan Peterson (@freshlypicked) Joy Cho (@ohjoy) and...myself!

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Erin Condren Meet & Greet Recap

Today I am excited to share with you all the details from the amazing meet and greet I had with Erin Condren last Saturday! As some of you may know, Erin is the designer behind the ultimate planner, the LifePlanner. As an organizer you guys know I love my planner and her planners make keeping track of everything I have to stay on top of so easy. When Erin and I met, we instantly connected over our shared love for all things organization and the fact that we are both twin moms! I had the best time at this event and even got a chance to interview Erin. Below are some videos of our interview as well as some exclusive pictures from the event. Finally, don’t forget to check out some of my favorite Erin Condren products that I use linked in this post!

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Splurge vs. Save: Favorite Organizing Products

A question I get asked all the time is “where is that product from?”, so today I decided to share five products I typically use when designing and organizing spaces. As a bonus, I am also sharing their less expensive dupes! Check out a few of my favorite products and their less expensive counterparts in this post!

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Why You Need a Professional Organizer

Lately it seems as if everyone has hopped on the recent organization craze. Everywhere you look you see beautiful images of perfectly decluttered and beautifully labeled and organized spaces. But how do you actually get there? As a professional organizer one of the main things (among many others!) that I do is to help my clients declutter and then implement versatile organizational systems that continue to keep them organized after I leave. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: getting organized isn’t a one-time event and I don’t treat it as such. I focus on creating systems that will last based on the needs and current lifestyle and habits of you and your family. With those elements in mind, I’m able to implement solutions that will last because they support how you are already living, making it easy and intuitive for you and your family to adapt.

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3 Places to Organize This Spring

There is something about spring that inspires people to declutter and organize. But, like I always say, organizing is not a one time event but rather a way of life. Something I tell my clients is that a good rule to follow is at least once a year try to pull out and re-evaluate the items in each room of your home, and with spring quickly arriving what better time than now?

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4 Areas of Your Home that Could Probably Use More Love (and how to do so!)

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! During this holiday, I know how common it is to show the people that you care, but have you ever thought about doing the same for your surroundings? Ok, hear me out. I can’t think of a situation where a client has come to me and said that they are perfectly happy with the current state of their home. Instead, they have the room that always remains shut so that when guests come over they don’t peek in the room and see the mess. Or the annoyance that comes with not being able to find a top sheet in the linen closet even though there are dozens of sheets spilling off of the shelves. Or the embarrassment of not knowing where to begin to declutter, but they have finally “given in” and know they need some help from an outsider. You have invested time and money into your home and it ideally should be the place where you love to spend time and not a home where you find yourself avoiding areas just to stay sane. So, this Valentine’s Day I’m going to help you fall back in love with your home by focusing on four areas that could probably use a little extra love.

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5 organization hacks for busy parents

Like many of you, I wear many of hats throughout a day. Between being a mom, running a full-time business and managing my team, plus keeping my house and personal well-being in check it feels like there never is enough time. We are always searching for time to add to our day. Clients always tell me that if they had more time they could do XYZ and I get it. I know that I can’t change how many hours are in a day but I can change what I do in the environment where I spend my days. There are things that I can do throughout the day and week that can get me—and you, too—more in control and grounded so that when I lay my head down at night I’m not running through the laundry list of items still on my to-do list. And while I can’t dish out tips for how to master the work/parenting balance (is there even such a thing?!), I can tell you that there are things that can be done in your home to help save you time and sanity, which is a pretty big “win” if you ask me!

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The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Clutter

What I love about organization is that it allows for you to see what you have in each category of your home, so you’re less likely to buy duplicates or overbuy items that you don’t need. During the decluttering process, it’s important to take note of the items that you are discarding and determine if they are in sellable condition. Between yard sales and apps that make it easy to sell items, your clutter could easily turn into cash! But, is it worth the effort? It depends…

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3 Simple Tips for Identifying What to Keep or Purge Based On the KonMari Method

I have to say, there has never been a time quite like now in my career where there has been so much buzz about organization. After Netflix released it’s new series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on New Years Day, there’s been so much chatter surrounding the tidying expert across news channels and press outlets, social media feeds, and friends, clients and family have brought it up on a daily basis.

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Top 10 Favorite Organizing Products for Your Home

I am frequently asked about the products that I use when organizing client’s homes, which products are my favorite, where to buy them, etc. I get it! There are so many products out there and it can be overwhelming where to look and how to know what is needed. So, before I dive into my favorite organizing products, let me highlight a few important tips before you go out and purchase a single product.

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How to get your home organized (once and for all!)

Happy New Year! I hope that you all are looking forward to everything that is to come in 2019. From resolutions, personal goals, business checklists, self care intentions, and more, the beginning of the new year is always a great time to start new. To me, the beginning of the year always feels like a clean state and an opportunity to start off on the right track. Do you feel the same way? I like to set a couple of goals to focus on and work towards, if anything just to get my mind, body, and business moving in the right direction. And I know that sometimes, those goals and resolutions can feel a bit lofty once the new year rolls around and it’s time to put them into action. So, how about a little motivation to get the ball rolling?

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2018 In Review: What A Year It Has Been!

As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on this year and articulate just how grateful I am for the opportunity to do what I love to do. I feel like I have won the lottery and this is my acceptance speech, but I rarely get to say thank you in such a public setting so as we usher out 2018, you all will just have to bear with me!

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Why It’s Important to Declutter with Your Kids

Getting kids involved in the organizing process and showing them not only the importance of decluttering but HOW to actually declutter is a lesson that they will carry on with them as they get older. As a parent, I know that many of you are probably reading this and thinking “there’s no way my kid will do this.”, and I HEAR YOU but don’t lose hope just yet! Take a look at my top tips for getting kids on board with decluttering. So, whether your kids are young or you’re interested in getting your teens involved, read on!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Have you started your holiday shopping? My girls’ big present this year is a puppy (coming Monday!), and for everything else on their list I’ve turned to online shopping (who’s with me?). I’ve been made sure to take advantage of some of the crazy sales that have been going on during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Of course, it’s no surprise that nearly every sale has been extended (seriously, there is no reason to pay full price these days) and I have a few more things I’d like to grab for people on my list. I know how difficult it can be to come up with ideas for people on your list—especially those who fall into tricky categories like co-workers and tweens—which is why I’ve compiled ideas for everyone that you might be shopping for in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide.

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What to consider as you decorate for the holidays

The holiday season seems to bring an influx of everything. From the decor that gets pulled down from storage around Halloween, the food and extra hosting commitments that start around Thanksgiving, and the holiday parties and work events that spike around this time of year, it can be a lot to handle! When you really break it down, organization plays a huge role in each aspect of the holiday season. Whether it’s how to get ready for overnight guests, how to prep your pantry and fridge for upcoming events, or how to declutter your kids’ toys before a fresh round of items start arriving this holiday season, organizing is a critical piece to getting each of these tasks accomplished.

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What I’m Thankful for in 2018 (plus an exciting announcement!)

In the midst of all the Thanksgiving festivities, I wanted to share a quick note of thanks for the long list of people that I want to recognize for making 2018 one of the best years yet. This year has been full of projects that have pushed our creativity and bandwidth to the maximum, goal-setting that has me looking forward to what’s on the horizon, and opportunities to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, organizers, and mom bosses that make me dream bigger than I ever thought possible. To say I’m really excited about what’s in store for the little business that I started nearly 11 years ago is an understatement. I am grateful for taking that leap what seems like a lifetime ago since it has given me the freedom and passion in a career that I truly love.

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5 Secrets to Get (and Keep!) Your Fridge Organized

With the holiday season among us (Thanksgiving is only one week away!), this means that our schedules are about to become a bit busier and our fridges and pantries may become a bit more crowded. Between hosting obligations and the anticipated turkey and side dish leftovers, finding space in an already crammed refrigerator may seem nearly impossible.

So, what can be done?

Before you bring another Tupperware container or bulk-size box into the fridge, let’s use today—National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!—to make some necessary improvements to this space.

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