Pantry peace…getting rid of the pantry pests

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 […]

Organizing a kitchen…a cancer survivor reclaims her kitchen

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, […]

Shelf vs Drawer…when you need one or the other

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 […]

Your new kitchen…organized

This week the All Things Home Organizing™  team had the pleasure of unpacking and organizing a family of five in their new Marin home.  Yes, moving is chaotic and sometimes stressful.  Especially if you have 3 young children who are off from school during your move.  But in just a day and half, we were […]

Kitchen pantry organization

As a bay area professional organizer, I get to work on a lot of kitchen pantries.  Pantry organization is one of my favorite things.  Every kitchen and pantry has its challenges, and it’s the opportunity to solve those issues for a family that is so exciting for me. Pantries often suffer from over crowding, lack […]

How to organize…but we don’t have a pantry

Yes, I know…lots of kitchens don’t come with a formal pantry.  Organizing my client’s homes, I’ve had to create many a kitchen food pantry. Sometimes a closet or laundry area near the kitchen can be organized into a shared space to include a food pantry. Once in while, even part of a garage can be […]

How to organize…what’s in your pantry?

February is “Organize Your Pantry” month, at least according to me.  I decided this when I went to make chili and pulled out a can of tomatoes that expired in 09…in my own pantry, how is this possible? Those expiration dates often come as a surprise to my organizing clients as well. I can’t tell […]