Understanding what Organizational Personality Type you are will help you go from Clutter to Clarity

ASK AN EXPERT: Under The Bed Storage Solutions

Have you run out of storage space in your bedroom? Does everything stored under your bed get covered in dust and forgotten about? In today’s post of Ask An Expert, Alison from the U.K. has written to me about getting under her bed organized. I am going to give you all the tips and insights on making the most of under bed storage in just a few easy steps!


Dear Isolde,

Under my bed is full of boxes etc. and I’d love to ‘free’ the space.

ASK AN EXPERT: How do I declutter my makeup drawer?

Are you always sorting through your make up drawers looking for items? Do you have duplicates of items because you couldn’t find the original? In today’s post of Ask An Expert Voula from Toronto writes to me because her makeup drawers seem impossible to organize and maintain. I show her how to turn things around in 4 simple steps.


“I recently renovated my bathroom, and it looks great and I really love it except for my makeup drawers. I thought I had created enough storage space when redesigning it for my makeup supplies, but […]

Great Toy Organization Solutions for your home

I wrote an article on solutions for toy organization and storage some years ago, Nanny Robina also posted it on her site. I am going to revisit this article as I think it’s a good time with everyone still having to stay at home due to the current global health crises. The fallout from the virus has meant that families are now at home all the time; working, living, playing, remote learning, cooking, exercising, and sleeping.  11 months into the pandemic and though there is light at the end of the tunnel because of the vaccine, it is tempered by the fact we are not out of […]

How To Start Decluttering

The global health crises has meant that we are all staying home, and thus the clutter keeps building up in all the nooks and crannies around the house. Eventually, you will need to deal with it. How to start decluttering? It sounds such an easy thing to do, right? After all, it’s just clutter. But what exactly is decluttering? The dictionary defines it quite simply as; “To remove clutter from a room, an area, etc.” So, really all you have to do is remove all your clutter. Another dictionary describes decluttering as “to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more pleasant […]

Small Home Office Organization

Today I am going to write about small home office organization. Covid19 has meant more people are having to work or study from home. What do you do if you don’t have a separate room for your home office? Working or studying from home is hard enough at the best of times. There are many distractions and potentially constant interruptions from pets, family, and doorbells. As a Professional Organizer, I have helped many entrepreneurs create home offices, creating workspaces that are efficient, productive, and organized. The home office needs to look good, feel good, and be somewhere they want to sit down and work in.

The […]

Preparing For A New Dog: Filer Pet owner tips

Today we are going to examine the challenges The Filer pet owner might have in getting their home ready for a new dog. The Filer, the 4th and last Organizational Personality Type© (OPT©) will be the most “organized” about bringing home their new puppy. The Filer would rarely say they have clutter or need help getting organized. After all, as their namesake says, they file! Indeed a lot of their identity centres around having an organized home and being on top of things. It is only when you take a closer look that you start to see how their clutter […]

Preparing For A New Dog: Spreader Pet Organizing Tips

The 3rd Organizational Personality Type is The Spreader. Of all the OPT’s, the Spreader will be the one who will have the most challenges in getting organized for a new pet. As their name states… they spread. Open a drawer in their hall table console, and you will find a treasure trove of things, keys, glasses, tools, snacks, stationery, bills, etc. It is not that they don’t want to have an organized system in their home for their adorable new pet – literally, they don’t know how other people do it. Have you heard of the old saying “A place […]

Preparing for a New Dog: The Piler Pet Organizing Tips

Today we will examine the Organizational Personality Type© of the Piler Pet Owner and what their challenges might be as they organize their dog supplies. As their name suggests, they pile. Their piles are not random, and the piles are not clutter either… they are organized and intentional. Pilers are not messy people; they simply don’t require their organizing to appear tidy. We will look at why a Piler organizes in piles and what solutions will help them in decluttering and organizing for a new dog.

Unlike the Nester, with […]

What Your Clutter Says About You

I created my Organizational Personality Types© (The Filer, The Piler, The Nester, and The Spreader ) system to help you determine what your organizing style and issues are, and from that place determine the kind of solutions that will work on decluttering your home and be easily maintained. Understanding your organizational challenges first, allows you to choose solutions that stick. Because my partner and I are preparing to get a new dog, I felt it would […]

Preparing for a new dog: Nester Pet Organizing Tips

I am going to write today about  The Nester and what issues might come up for them in getting their home ready for a new puppy, dog, cat, or any pet for that matter.  Who and what is a Nester? A Nester is one of my Organizational Personality Types©: The Filer, The Piler, The Nester, and The Spreader. I created this system because I wanted to help people understand why […]

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