Author Archives: organizesf

About organizesf

Professional organizer June Bell (www.organizesf.com) combats clutter and chaos with sage advice, tested techniques and good humor.

Hoarding Barbie


I’d always assumed that our gal Barbie had a home as spotless as her appearance. After all, being a fashion icon and celebrity demands a perpetual focus on image and style. But St. Louis-based photographer/artist Carrie M. Becker sees things a … Continue reading

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Easy, quick and effective organizing tips, courtesy of Debbie


Organizing your kitchen needn’t be expensive. Just ask Debbie. Continue reading

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one drawer at a time


Spring cleaning has begun in earnest around here, and what better place to start than my desk? And what better way to start than small? Starting small means you have less to lose if you don’t succeed. There’s less at … Continue reading

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Bad Organizing Advice


Magazines often have some very odd, extremely unhelpful organizing tips. Here are a few. Continue reading

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‘Hoarding Goes Digital’


Organizing continues to make headlines. Did you see today’s Wall Street Journal article on digital hoarding? Melinda Beck’s story opens with an Illinois man who has 4,000 digital books, 2,000 CDs and at least 1,300 emails. Whoa. I feel overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Organizer as “clergy and personal savior”?


I think that’s a little much, don’t you? But maybe I’m not giving my profession enough credit. In yesterday’s New York Times, reporter Penelope Green says that in the past few decades, organizers have risen from obscurity of recognized specialists … Continue reading

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Handbags: Declutter and do good


Now’s a great time to dig deep into your closets and drawers and pull out the handbags you haven’t been using. Someone needs them. She’s a job seeker who wants to make a great impression in an interview but can’t … Continue reading

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