Think Outside the Box

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Closet Organizing, Getting Organized, Organized Home, Organizing Services

Have you ever looked into an empty room and felt as though you had a big question mark over your head?  You find yourself standing in front of this blank canvas of a space and know you need to fill it with stuff, but you’re unsure of where everything should go.   Maybe it’s a closet with basic hanging rods and you think that there is no possible way that all of your clothes are going to fit inside. Perhaps your garage or basement has become a dumping ground for everything that doesn’t have a home and you can’t see the forest through the trees.

It’s not always easy to think outside the box. 

Many of  our clients aren’t necessarily overrun with clutter. Often it’s as simple as mapping out the best way for them to utilize their space.

Whether it’s your pantry, closet, basement or garage, our skilled team can help you maximize your space to the best of its potential. We will work with you to develop the best solution to your organizing challenges.

The result: a functional space designed with your style for you to enjoy.

Below are a few photos from one of our latest custom closet design projects:

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A custom jewelry station/dresser with granite countertop replaced a basic builder grade hanging bar.

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Wasted space in the lower half of the closet was replaced with a wall of double hang quadrants to help keep clothes organized.

 

 

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This empty side wall once held electrical components (that are now hidden inside a custom cubby). The vertical wall space was maximized with custom floor to ceiling shoe shelves.  Every woman’s envy!

 

Please contact us if you would like to have your room “sBo’d”!

Happy Organizing!

Do you need an Organizing Diagnostic?

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Getting Organized, Organizing Services

first-step1An Organizing Diagnostic is an intensive 2-hour session where we will discuss your organizing goals and current challenges. Identifying your pain points will help us create your Organizing Action Plan that is customized specifically to your lifestyle.

Whether you’re overrun with physical clutter, unsure of the best products for your needs, or simply don’t have the time to get everything done, identifying the root of the problem and finding a solution is our expertise.

After the completion of the session we’ll provide you with a detailed written plan filled with information and resources to help remove the stress out of getting organized.

If you are interested in scheduling an organizing diagnostic, email laurie@simplyborganized.com.

Investment $375

Happy Organizing!

 

Take Control Of Your Clutter

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Garage Storage, Getting Organized, Organized Home, Organizing Services, Simplify, Women

“Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity”-  Albert Einstein.

Motivation is often the jumpstart we need to overcome some of the most daunting tasks. For years I’ve had the pleasure of working with private clients helping them de-clutter and establish systems to maintain an organized space. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that clutter goes deeper than what’s on the surface.

I’ve come across countless people who are organized on the outside, but are frustrated because they don’t seem to have enough time to get everything done. Or perhaps there is just that one area that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to keep organized. Whatever your struggle is, chances are you are not alone.

For some time I’ve wanted to find a way to bring people together in a fun environment (and what’s better than food,wine, and free stuff?), offer some expert advice, and motivate you to tackle your clutter.

So I created the Clutter Clinic.

What is the Clutter Clinic?

The Clutter Clinic is a series of three 90-minute workshops spaced throughout the year to keep you motivated and inspired each season. Attend, one or all-whatever works for you!

Each clinic focuses on a specific room or trouble spot. During each event I’ll share techniques to reduce clutter, how to address problem areas, and identify the best products for your needs, allowing you to maintain an organized space.

Grab a friend and join me for a delicious lunch at  Caleb’s American Kitchen for the next event in our series, Clutter Clinic Garage.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Clutter Clinic Garage- June 11, 2014
  • Clutter Clinic Paper Control-September 10, 2014
  • Clutter Clinic Holiday-December 3, 2014
  • Clutter Clinic Closet-TBD
  • Clutter Clinic Playroom-TBD
  • Clutter Clinic Kitchen-TBD

If you are interested in attending any of our clinics please feel free to email me and I’ll be sure to add you to our mailing list for future events.

Clutter can be overwhelming. Don’t let it be.

Happy Organizing!

Below are a few pictures from our last 2 Clutter Clinics.

Me patiently awaiting the arrival of my clutter clinic attendees!

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Here’s a photo from our first Clutter Clinic-a sold out event!

Conquer 3 Common Clutter Areas

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Closet Organizing, Getting Organized, Kids Organization, Media, Organized Home, Organizing Services, Published Works, Quick Tips, Uncategorized

Last week I had the privilege of sharing some of my organizing tips on CBS 3 morning show with anchorwoman Erika Von Tiehl.  We sat down with my client (and friend) to discuss how a busy mom with 3 kids can manage to keep an organized home after some expert help from the team at simply B organized!

You can view the segment here:

We had so much fun after our shooting our segment, we decided to take some pics!

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selfie after a day of organizing!

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ta-da!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope this inspires you to tackle some areas in your home:)

Happy Organizing!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Organizing Services, Published Works, Uncategorized

When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, and of course the color green. It also has a new association for me, St. Baldrick’s.

For those of you who are unfamiliar,  St. Baldrick’s is a foundation created in 1999 to help conquer childhood cancer. The name of the Foundation is a play on the words Bald and Patrick – going bald on St. Patrick’s Day,  which led to St. Baldrick’s.

The Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research primarily through head-shaving events. Volunteers sponsored by family, friends and employers, shave their heads in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during cancer treatment. Events have taken place in all 50 US states and 28 countries. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers have organized nearly 4,200 head-shaving events and shaved over 190,500 heads, raising over $118 million for life-saving childhood cancer research.[1]

References:^ St. Baldrick’s Foundation History | Childhood Cancer Foundation

Two friends of mine who live in my community each lost a child to cancer which led to my personal involvement in our local event.  Although my vanity has gotten in the way of shaving my head, I am supporting the cause by spreading awareness, donating my time, and 10% of all simply B organized proceeds to St. Baldrick’s for the month of March.

I am proud of my little town and the people in it.  Here are a few pictures from Saturday’s event.

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some amazing women who helped put together a wonderful event

Alex before

Alex before (as if he couldn’t get any cuter…)

Alex after; looking cuter than ever!

Alex after; looking cuter than ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys NHS Lacrosse team came out to shave their heads in support of the two friends they lost to cancer.

The boys NHS Lacrosse team came out to shave their heads in support of the two friends they lost to cancer.

Many of us have sadly been touched by cancer in one way or another. If you would like to learn more about how to become involved in St. Baldrick’s or if you care to make a donation to support childhood cancer research click here.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Organizing!

xoxo-

Laurie