Monday, November 16, 2009

Clear out Handbags and Help Another Person

The icing on the cake with organizing is being able to find a really good *new* home for items that someone is getting rid of. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Heaps of Handbags, Carrie Gendron. Heaps of Handbags takes donated hang bags and cleans them up to re-sell. The proceeds of the sales go to fight human trafficking. Not only are you clearing your cluttered closet by getting rid of the handbags you don’t really use, but by donating them to Heaps of Handbags, you are reusing items and helping your fellow man. To learn more about Carrie’s business or to donate bags, check out her website at

Meagan Farrell, professional organizer, is the owner of Clear the Clutter organizing services. She can be reached at (360) 631-7268 or at Check out her blog at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maximizing cupboard space

Kitchens are one of the main areas of concern for those dealing with disorganization. One of the main complaints I hear is that kitchens are too small. Step number one is to de-clutter as there is always a lot of unnecessary stuff in there. Step number two is to maximize space.

So many kitchens and bathrooms are full of unusable space. Deep cupboards are one of the biggest culprits. Unless you are Stretch Arm Strong, how on earth are you supposed to utilize the space in the way back of that 3 foot deep cabinet?

The solution? Roll-out drawers. Roll-out drawers make it possible to maximize cupboard and cabinet space. They are cost effective and easy to install. The people at Shelves to Drawers Company make it really easy to do it yourself. Check out their selection of Shelves to Drawers Roll-Out Storage Solutions at: