Organizing Tips – General

We Clear, You Clean

31, May 2016

Life gets busy and we forget (or procrastinate) to do things we don’t like doing, like spring cleaning. Here at Out of Chaos, we prefer to call it Spring Clearing. Follow our easy C.L.E.A.R. acronym and do your spring clearing chores before summer gets here! C.L.E.A.R. Categorize: the process of… Read more

Organize an Emergency Wildfire Kit

10, May 2016

Courtesy of Professional Organizers in Canada The wildfires in Fort McMurray is a devastating eye-opener of how prepared or ill-prepared we are for emergencies. Professional Organizers in Canada is sharing their top tips for organizing and implementing emergency kits. Develop an emergency kit that can last 72 hours In addition to your basic… Read more

10 Great Ways To Store Boots

12, Apr 2016

Shoe racks and shelves are fine for storing sneakers, flip-flops and heels. But boots usually don’t fit onto these one-size-fits-all solutions, leaving boots to flop over or pile up on the floor. That leads to not just a frustrating organizational eyesore, but also causes unnecessary wear and tear on your… Read more

Three Fixes to Your Cluttered Entry Hallway

23, Feb 2016

The entryway is the one area in every home that gets messy easily. It’s the right of passage for every family member coming in and putting their things down, cluttering up what is often a very congested area. Three Common Entry Hallway Problems Hanging Space for Coats Shoe Storage Mail… Read more

Organizing Options for Your Kitchen & Pantry

26, Jan 2016

One on side is easier access, more organization and more storage space. On the other side is your kitchen and pantry. Do these sound like a natural fit or a mismatch? Having an organized kitchen and pantry is not as easy as you might want it to be. A functional… Read more

Got Spaghetti Cords?

09, Oct 2012

While many of us continue to struggle with managing our overload in electronic information and our overflowing email in-boxes, there lies in a deep corner of your office in a drawer hidden away, a tangled mess of cords, software & manuals.  In this electronic mecca of gadgets, where one upgrade… Read more

Prioritize. Tackle Tasks In An Organized Way

25, Jun 2010

Knowing how to prioritize tasks is a common problem. It’s a challenge whether you’re keeping your home de-cluttered or maximizing productivity for your business. I see it with my clients and I definitely know it from personal experience. As most of my friends and colleagues already know, I’m getting married… Read more

The Declutter Factor

28, Oct 2009

Great containers are only half the battle. Linda Chu of Vancouver’s Out of Chaos offers a series of tips in the Fall issue of Western Living Condo Magazine. Divide and Conquer Split your clothes into two seasons, winter and summer. Store any items (like heavy skiing sweaters) that you would… Read more

Your Mommy Life Makeover. Organizing Your Life

18, Aug 2009

By Jennifer Fresher – WestCoast Families We’ve all gone through those moments when the idea of tearing out our hair has sounded oddly soothing, when the hundreds of lists in our heads collide and the only left is to sit in the corner and (gently) bang our heads against the… Read more