I’m Sam, a Certified Professional Organizer® from the Bay Area, California and I’m so glad you’re here! This blog is the heart of what I do. I absolutely love combining beauty with function to create homes that are simply organized, and I want to teach you how. Discover home organization tips for real life and learn how to declutter, design and create an inviting space.

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It’s no surprise that Elfa PLUS a garage is one of my favorite combos in a project. I LOVE working in garages. And I love the Elfa product for the many ways it can improve your garage space. Last year, when I discovered The Container Store was designing a new garage storage system, I could […]

Filed in : Garage Organization

Simply Done: First Time Installing Garage+ by Elfa

May 6, 2024

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Another closet with multiple angles…but it’s also another successful design and install in the books. One of our long-time families was upgrading their son from a shared bedroom to a room all his own. This was previously the guest room and it had a nice sized closet, however it had multiple angles. There were two […]

Filed in : Closet Organization, SO Clients

Simply Done: A Closet With Angles

July 31, 2023

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If you’re planning outdoor organization or outdoor home improvements this spring, I wanted to share these two projects as inspiration of what’s possible. In both cases, I installed Elfa shelving in a shed without drywall. These projects took a lot of thought and precision, and will explain why below, but wanted to assure you this […]

Filed in : Garage Organization, Outdoor Organization, SO Clients

Elfa Shelving In A Shed Without Drywall

March 27, 2023

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I have a complicated relationship with Elfa. You know we complete a lot of designs and installs with this system. There’s pros and cons for sure. An Elfa system isn’t always the most perfect solution in that you see a fair amount of the framing. But when it comes to ease of installing and editing […]

Filed in : Closet Organization, SO Clients

Edited Closet – From White to Birch

October 14, 2022

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I was contacted last fall by a mom who follows the Instagram account. She was reaching out on behalf of her mom who had recently downsized from a 4,000 square foot home to a modest yet beautiful 2 bedroom in a senior living community. The guest room and primary closets were in need of some […]

Filed in : Closet Organization, DIY, SO Clients

Simply Done: Bright Sun-Filled Closet

August 24, 2022

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Last week as I was organizing and updating an Elfa closet (the one I shared in this post), I thought it would be a good idea to take a deeper dive into why I believe the Elfa system is the best closet system for children. Throughout my years as a professional organizer, I’ve seen the […]

Filed in : Closet Organization, DIY, Kid Organization, Professional Organizer

Video: The Best Closet System for Kids

August 12, 2020

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