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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With kids heading back to school, I’m rounding up organization projects from our portfolio to uplift and inspire! Some of you probably know exactly what you’re doing when the house is empty…while some of you may feel frozen and unsure where to begin. No matter where you land on that spectrum, I hope these projects […]

Filed in : School Organization

Just Some Back-to-School Organizing Inspo

How To Organize A Command Center

August 10, 2023


* this post is written in partnership with The Laundress. all thoughts, opinions and advice are my own. thank you to The Laundress!   Depending on where you live, you may have children remote learning from home. The list of challenges with new-to-us homeschooling is long – and complex. No matter how much space you […]

Filed in : Cleaning Tips, Kid Organization, Professional Organizer, School Organization

Organized Remote Learning & My Top Tips for Success with At-Home Schooling

August 25, 2020


What better way to combat feelings of summer coming to a screeching halt and sheer exhaustion at the idea of getting up so fricking early again than focusing on the positive aspects of school heading back to session = getting organized! Am I making you feel better? Organizing doesn’t make you happier? Organizing doesn’t take […]

Filed in : Kid Organization, Paper Organization, School Organization

Round Up: My Favorite Back to School Organization Ideas & Posts

August 15, 2019


Not sure how it’s possible, but summer is about to screech to a jarring halt. And quickly. How in the World?! What’s funny is that typically I’m more than happy for the kids to head back to school. In all honesty, we’ve experienced a few brutal, stressful summers – big moves, expensive home improvement projects […]

Filed in : Kid Organization, Kitchen Organization, Mudroom Organization, Paper Organization, Planners, School Organization

My Most Important Back To School Organization Tasks

Overlooked Back-to-School Organization Tasks for Parents!

August 7, 2017


Do you have school papers, school schedules, homework tools, hot lunch menus, and even more school papers just randomly stacked and thrown about on your kitchen counter? No? That’s just me? Oh boy. Well, I can happily say that was me. But not anymore, friends! Last week I went from this… To this… I had […]

Filed in : Kid Organization, Life Tips, Paper Organization, Product Review

Simple School Paper & Homework Command Center

March 3, 2014


Spring is in the air, which means spring cleaning and spring organization is on our minds. It’s our chance at a fresh new start. During the spring, I love to re-visit systems that aren’t working in our house and find new ways to keep our family moving in the most efficient way possible. Since we […]

Filed in : All Organization, Giveaway, Office Organization

Martha Stewart Wall Manager Review + a Giveaway!

March 17, 2013



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