Snazzy Way to Store Spices

Dear Katie & Kelly: Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I realized my spices are a disaster. What’s the best way to organize them? Signed: Spicy in Sarasota Dear Spicy: Our favorite way to organize them is in a large shallow drawer with an expandable spice…

Waste of Space: Organizing Don’ts

As the countdown continues to the most wonderfully exhausting, costly and time consuming time of the year, let us take a moment to reflect upon some of the more ridiculous and useless organizing items on sale that beguile us with…

Best Ways to Store Mail and Bills

Dear Katie & Kelly: My husband and I disagree about where to store our mail. I have always kept it on our kitchen room table because our entranceway doesn’t have room for an entryway table. But, my husband often takes this pile…

Christmas Is Coming — Perfect Time to Organize

Certain personality types need proper motivation to clean and get organized. It’s how this Organic Freedom got my house in order before Thanksgiving — okay one floor of my house — the fear of judgment from my parents — okay…

Two Ways to Have a Tidy Coatrack

Dear Katie & Kelly: Our coatrack in our mudroom always looks like a jungle. How do I keep it from being a disaster? I’m afraid the coat rack is going to fall off the wall … because it DID once!…

How to Organize The Perfect Linen Closet

Dear Katie & Kelly: Help! My linen closet is a total mess and I can never grab what I need easily. What’s the best way to get back control. I came out as an Organic Structure on the Pixie Quiz.…

Best Ways to Store Kid Silverware

Dear Katie & Kelly: What’s the best way to store kid silverware that’s bulky and odd shaped? Signed: Out of Ideas in Idaho. Dear Out of Ideas: You don’t have to use those random rubber and plastic forks for them forever. It’s really just that initial…

How to Get Kids to Set The Table

Dear Katie & Kelly: How do I get my kids involved in setting the table? Signed: Hopeless in Ho-Ho-Kus Dear Hopeless: You might as well ask us how to herd cats! But we’re all about making the impossible, possible. The…

If You Don’t Want to Be Labeled a Hoarder: Curate Your Collections

There’s a fine line between hoarding and collecting, but there’s nothing inherently wrong about surrounding yourself with objects, antiques, and tchotchkes that make you happy. BUT. And there’s always a big but when organizers say it’s okay to keep stuff…

Family Photo Album Fail

Dear Katie & Kelly: I’m an Organic Freedom hopelessly behind in making family photo albums — amongst other things — as in I’m so behind, my kids are almost reaching their teen years and I’ve made exactly zero albums or memory…