How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

We often think of organizing for our closets, paperwork and kid’s toys. But what about for our pets? If you look around the house, your furry friends have an awful lot of belongings – there are leashes for walking, bulk purchases of food, toys, grooming supplies, vitamins and medicines, and for some, the occasional outfit. Often these items are scattered in various areas of the house, tucked in cabinets with no thought to it. But adding a little organization will help you find what y...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

If the extent of your closet design entails a simple walk-in with mismatched hangars, scuffed walls and a bulb that lights up with the pull of a string, you clearly have not worked with celebrity closet expert Melanie Charlton. Over the years, star clients have turned to the founder of Clos-ette for advice on storing some of the most impressive high-end designer wardrobes in the country. Her dream dressing rooms feature custom furnishings and mood lighting, and as you might imagine, customers ha...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Getting organized can be a daunting task, but if one of the things holding you back is the cost of all those bins, buckets and boxes you’ll need for storage, fear no more. After hearing about the wealth of organization solutions available at discount stores where items are typically just a dollar, we decided to learn more. We always love to get it done for less! Jessica Hill, a savvy blogger with Mad in Crafts, shared tips on how to put all those colorful $1 bins to work. Jessica says her ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Photo Storage and Organization Tips

Photo Storage and Organization Tips

If every picture is worth a thousand words, we all must have plenty of nouns, adjectives and verbs stored in the photo folders of our computers and smart phones. After all, with the portability of a good camera these days, many of us are never without some way to snap a selfie or food photo. Between old printed photographs and recent digital versions, all of the images we keep can create clutter, spread across photos albums, boxes and multiple devices, compounding decades of disarray. Tryin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

There they are, those areas of your house that haunt you – the piles of paperwork, the closet bursting with clothes and shoes you forgot you had, the garage packed so full of stuff you can’t even fit the car in anymore. Every weekend you say you’re going to clean it out but Saturday and Sunday come and go and it just never gets done – or you take a crack at it and find you barely made a dent. You need a professional organizer. Why pay someone to come in and clean out your...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

If new purchases or seasonal items are taking up valuable space, and you’re ready to move less-used things outside your home, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the need to protect everything from the elements of your chosen storage environment. Depending on where you choose to store your things, water, humidity, extreme temperatures and small animals can all cause damage to your belongings—unless you take care! We consulted with pro organizer Jessica Decker of Become Organized, ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Incorporating aspects of the Chinese feng shui philosophy at home has become increasingly popular in the West to help us relax and feel more in control of our busy lives. While the practice of channeling energy flows may seem like hocus pocus to some, the more practical benefits of minimizing clutter to reduce stress and negativity is something everyone could use, especially during the busy holiday season! We turned to Feng shui specialist, architect and interior designer Anjie Cho of Holistic S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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Holiday Shopping Tips: Home Organizing Gift Guide

Holiday Shopping Tips: Home Organizing Gift Guide

The holiday shopping frenzy is ON! To us that means it’s time to help friends and family get organized with some handy gifts. While the ideas on our list may not seem as breathtaking as the latest smartphone, getting organized can create a sense of well-being, and we think that’s one of the best gifts you can give! For our Ultimate Gift List, we enlisted help from a few of our favorite professional organizers, who shared products that have made a difference in real-life situations, s...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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How to Declutter Your Spare Room for Holiday Guests

How to Declutter Your Spare Room for Holiday Guests

If you have a spare room in your house, you may have good intentions for converting it into a beautiful 5-star-worthy guest room for visitors. However, it's more likely this extra space has long been handy for miscellaneous storage or has doubled as a home office or craft room that can easily become overwhelmed with clutter. Then comes the phone call. Guests are coming to town for vacation or the holidays and you need to get that space into shape, with no more excuses and no more shutting the do...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 22, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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An Organized Christmas Brings More Holiday Cheer

An Organized Christmas Brings More Holiday Cheer

Christmas and the winter holiday season is full of wonderment, with sparkling ornaments, gift giving and family celebrations. But few would call it relaxing.  Many of us are trying to make the most of the season while also maintaining our regular schedules. Professional organizer Debbie Lillard shared her tips for making holiday preparations less stressful and more fun, with advice on getting organized and getting help from family. You can read more of her suggestions on her website, S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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Organization Tips for a Clutter-Free Living Room

Organization Tips for a Clutter-Free Living Room

We all want our living room to be an open and inviting space that is guest-ready for the holidays, but often they look more like they have a little too much LIVING in them. You know the ones: overcrowded with furniture, stacked with rarely-used items, feeling more cramped than comfortable.  We checked in with interior designer Janene Ferrara of Dalehead Designs for her expert cleanup and redesign tips for creating an open, clutter-free living room space. She says when she come across a...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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Halloween Decorating Ideas to Scare up a Great Yard

Halloween Decorating Ideas to Scare up a Great Yard

Whether you are eager to out-spook or out-charm the neighbors this Halloween, we have expert tips from a professional holiday decorator to get you to your personal best. We’ll even tell you how to store an entire graveyard in your garage, or storage space, once the night is done. There are no limits or obligations to Halloween, of course. But if you do want your yard to look more Martha Stewart and less Freddy Krueger, choose a theme and stick to just a few colors and types of accessories...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
October 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

If you are in need of storage ideas to make the most of limited space at home, look no further than your nearest empty wall or back of a cabinet door. With some imagination, you can create more room using a few simple accessories. We spoke with pro organizer Robin Stankowski of RLN Organizing about how she converts unused space into attractive home storage solutions. She shared her tips and a few photos. "Many times, space is underutilized and limited by design. I found most closets come wi...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

As the cold-weather months begin, it’s time to think about rotating out summer gear to make space for everything you will need for fall and set up a revolving storage system. We spoke with professional organizer Annie Irvin from The Occasional Wife, an event and organizing service. She had some simple tips for getting started. For her, it’s all about bins. “I always recommend getting clear plastic bins and putting big labels on them. Keep in mind, if you’re not in tempera...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

You may not have thought twice about boxes except to quickly grab and pack them for a move or to get your gear into your self storage unit. But Pratt Industries, the company that supplies all Public Storage boxes and box kits, is of course a bit obsessed—about quality and also about the environment. The boxes we sell on our website and in our stores are the product of 100% recycled paper and cardboard from Pratt and its “green-collar” employees. Pratt uses paper and cardboard ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
May 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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