11 Mudroom Must-Haves for a Clutter-Free Home

The mudroom (or entryway, as the case may be in your house) is arguably the most high-traffic area of the home, yet it is often one of the most overlooked when it comes to design. Give some thought to your family’s mudroom needs — Does sports gear need to be corralled? Do you need a […]

7 Days to Completely Organize Your Home

Some people were born with the organization gene—they were the kids who color-coded their Big Box of crayons. But for the rest of us, getting organized (and staying that way) remains a perennial springtime promise—as dependable as daffodils, but not nearly as pretty. Karen York, an Evanston-based professional organizer and one of those color-coding kids, knows […]

Makeover 2012: Home Organization

What would it take to tempt you to organize and clean out your home office? For Anne Thompson, who has lived in her Wilmette home for fifteen years, it took the perfect storm: Pending empty nest, a goal of returning to school to become a social worker, and her ongoing work running MOCHA, or Mothers […]

Organization Aspiration? 5 Easy Tips to Get Started

Next time you get the urge to purge, don’t put everything on the dining room table with ambitions of hosting a garage sale. Take it from me, all it does is sit there for months on end. If you need to jump start your organization aspirations, we’ve got a few clever tips to get you […]