Space for Kids: Keeping it Clean

keeping the house clean with kids

Children are lovely, amazing miracles. They astound us daily with their inquisitiveness, excitement and imagination. They also make it ten times harder to keep a house clean. Yes? Rooms are hurricane-wrecked minefields of clothes in random piles, plastic beads and/or…

Working from Home: Turning Home Office Chaos into Clarity

organizing a home office

Nowhere will you see a greater and more vivid difference in organizational style than in the home office. If you’ve read our book (and our previous blog posts), you’ll already have an idea of what this particular posting will be…

Where (Everyone) Fears to Tread: Garages, Attics, and Storage Spaces

attics and basements

We all know how these spaces can get: messy, dirty and dusty at best — flea or rodent-ridden at worst. Random ski equipment leaning against the wall next to the lawn mower, which is hidden behind a few bicycles and…

Retrieval and Other Pixie Principles: The Guidelines

pixie tips

At this point, we know all about the Pixie Personality Types — their organizational habits and preferences, their quirks, their methods. Hopefully you’ve taken the quiz and/or read the descriptions, and have a pretty good bead on what type category…

Solution to Plastic Grocery Bag Overflow

Dear K&K: I’m about to lose my mind with plastic grocery bags. I keep a small container in our kitchen to house extra bags for use around the house. When it fills up, my husband ignores that it’s full and…

Christmas Card Culling

Dear K&K: I think it’s time for some Christmas card culling. Our list has ballooned over the years, it’s crazy expensive and there are so many people we barely talk to anymore on it. My husband essentially wants to keep…

Digitize Office Files

Dear K&K:  I currently work in my family’s real estate business … We have a lot of files (documents, leases, legal documents, etc.) that go back more than twenty years. I think we need to put all of these on…

Making the Right Homes for Everything

Dear K&K: My husband drives me crazy asking where things are — batteries, light bulbs. I never move these things. They’re exactly where they were the last time he asked. I don’t think I could possibly be more organized but clearly, if…

Say Goodbye to Bedroom Clutter in Two Steps

Dear K&K: My husband can’t stand how I leave piles of paper on my bedside table. But, it’s where I like to do my leftover work reading after dinner. Eye roll. It’s like one pile of paper. He says bedroom…

How to Put Clothes IN a Hamper

Dear K&K: How do I get my husband to put his clothes in a hamper. I think he’s a Classic Freedom based on the description on your website. He always puts his clothes on top of hamper or folds them neatly…