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Pantry peace…getting rid of the pantry pests


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Last year I fought off an army of pantry pests…Silver Fish, in my kitchen…transferring food out of packages and into ziplocks or air tights at least gives you peace of mind that the critters aren’t having a party while you sleep… From Kitchn by: Ayn-Monique Klahre, photo by: Maxwell Ryan Did you know that the phrase […]


letting the light in…


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Last week I did some spring cleaning, which included my home office armoire.  When I opened my own home office desk drawer, something struck me like lightening…why am I staring into a black hole trying to find a paperclip? What does this mean?  It’s the difference between dark and light…when you open a drawer or […]


Teaching an old kitchen some new tricks…


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Can a professional organizer teach an old kitchen how to function more efficiently for a family waiting to remodel? I am happy to say, that yes, the All Things Home Organizing team recently rose to the challenge, and gave this old kitchen an organizing makeover that will hold off the remodeling for a bit longer. […]


Kitchen organizing solutions…


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There’s nothing more satisfying than finding  good kitchen organizing solutions to solve vexing problems.  As a professional organizer, I really appreciate the inventiveness of these people, and I use many of these “fixes” when I work with clients. From Apartment Therapy’s “The Kitchn”, here are some great ideas…which I have edited.  Read their full article […]


Counter clutter with dual use tools…


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I am a fan of anything that helps cut down on counter clutter, and as you know, I love dual purpose items. This one caught my attention…from our friends at Unclutterer.com. Knife block with integrated stand for iPad (or any other tablet) by PJ Doland on Aug 29, 2013 As someone who frequently uses an iPad in […]


Organizing an old kitchen…


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Old houses are certainly charming, until you get to organizing an old kitchen…lack of plugs, lack of counter space, lack of cabinets and drawers, lack of a pantry…all these things can create a serious problem for the homeowner who needs to function while waiting for the remodel. Client profile:  a busy Berkeley professor Challenge:  unpacking […]


Organizing kitchens…solving the quirks of a new kitchen


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I love absolutely love organizing kitchens.  I find that every kitchen has challenges and issues that need solving.  And these issues are not confined to just an older home with an older kitchen…even large, new, modern kitchens can throw a curve to a homeowner. What often happens is that the kitchen new owners think they […]


Organizing a kitchen…a cancer survivor reclaims her kitchen


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Client:  Single professional woman in Oakland, a cancer survivor AND fully recovered from open heart surgery, reclaiming her kitchen. Problem:  Her kitchen was “recovery room central” while fighting breast cancer, and then emergency open heart surgery.  Medical equipment and supplies took over all counter space.  Friends and family came and went with groceries and food, […]


Shelves…using Intermetro to solve kitchen chaos


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Client:  Very busy newly married couple who have just moved into a new home. Problem:  Kitchen clutter and chaos.  Having a problem dealing with small appliances stuffed into cabinets and spread about counter surfaces.  Additionally, struggling with pots and pan storage. Shelves Solution:  Design and install an Intermetro shelf system.  Pans hang from the top […]


Shelf vs Drawer…when you need one or the other


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This is a subject near and dear to me…partly because as a professional organizer it’s an organizing issue I am called upon to solve all the time, and partly because I recently discovered that I haven’t been applying the very principles I teach on this subject…how’d that happen??? I just met with a new client […]



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