My Organizing Blog | Organizing Goddess

Rethinking My Utensil Drawer

My recent home renovation included replacing all of my kitchen appliances. This required a widening of the doorway (don’t ask). As a result, one of cabinets was replaced with a narrower cabinet. The original cabinet had a drawer that I used for kitchen utensils. I was lucky to have multiple shallow drawers in different areas of my kitchen. I used one for silverware, one for utensils, and one for my wraps and baggies. Now I was down one drawer. Even…

Read more →

Making It Feel Like Home Again

Today is my birthday, and I’ve received a wonderful present — my home renovation is done! Well, it’s 99.95% done. We have one small item left (a kitchen threshold) and then we’ll be at 100%. It was five months ago that we moved our bed and many of our clothes into our second bedroom so that contractors could turn our bedroom into Construction Central. A few weeks ago, we were able to move back into our bedroom, although there was…

Read more →

If You Can’t See It, You Won’t Wear It

Early in my organizing career, I was quoted in Cosmopolitan Magazine. I was tickled pink to be in a national publication. In that article, I was quoted as saying, “If you can’t see it, you won’t wear it”. I have restated that advice several times in my blog posts since then, most notably in See It and Use It and Remove Dry Cleaning Plastic. Of course I use it frequently with my clients. And now I have had the opportunity…

Read more →

Remembering Where You Put It

Yesterday, there was a solar eclipse. It wasn’t a total eclipse where we live, but it was still pretty spectacular to watch. We were also fortunate enough to watch the eclipse back in 2017. And we were able to watch yesterday’s eclipse safely because I saved the eclipse glasses from 2017, and I knew exactly where I had stored them! Seven years ago, I knew that there would be another eclipse in 2024, and I didn’t want to face the…

Read more →

Do You Have Mystery Keys?

I recently wrote about mystery cables, which most of my clients have boxes of. But there’s another mystery item that seems to afflict most people, and that’s keys. Mystery keys collect in desk drawers, kitchen drawers, and receptacles of random stuff. There are a lot of possibilities as to what those mystery keys might open: Your old apartment or your old car. Your mom or dad’s home — but they are no longer living. Your best friend’s keys — but…

Read more →