Tips for Organizing Clutter and Much More

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Storage Unit

storage unit

Yes, it sounds like a good idea to rent a storage unit.  There are a variety of reasons: you may be downsizing, in rental limbo, your home doesn’t have enough storage space, and so on.  I’ve had many clients who believe they need to store furniture, accessories or personal items… Read more

Why You Should Purge Instead of Making Storage Space


Don’t get me wrong, I love storage solutions. With a little ingenuity, you can install shelves in your entry way, bike hooks in the garage or build clever window seat boxes to hide kitchen paraphernalia. There are wonderful baskets, boxes, hooks and drawer organizers that corral your necessities and keep… Read more

Visual Brainstorms ®

Our riddle from our monthly Chu On This… Newsletter Stick Pile Up: Counting from the top of the pile down, what animal head is on the tenth stick? Answer:  The tenth stick down is the bull.  

Productivity Pointers from Productive People – Lucas Roberts edition

Lucas Roberts

Ever wonder how some business leaders are so productive? They are incredibly busy, yet accomplish what they want in less time than many others.  As a Professional Organizer, I’m lucky to meet many inspiring individuals who fall into this illustrious category.  In this monthly Q&A segment, I am pleased to… Read more

We Find the Secret Hiding Places

hiding places

Beyond assisting homeowners to edit through the volume of their life possessions, we also have another important job: finding secret hiding places. Many people have secret spots in their homes where they hide valuable items like money, jewelry or important documents.  Oftentimes, these spots are so private that they are overlooked… Read more

3 Great Ways to Haul Away Your Junk


With summer around the corner, you might feel inspired to remove some junk from inside or outside your home. Maybe you have leftover renovation materials, damaged furniture, broken appliances or just stuff you’ve stacked aside– to deal with later.  Why not tackle it now?  If you have too much for… Read more

Visual Brainstorms ®

Our riddle from our monthly Chu On This… Newsletter Difference Triangle: Mrs Holderman, the math teacher, has given Betty a special math problem.  She is to place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles of the triangle so that the numbers in every circle below two higher circles shows the… Read more

Ask Linda Chu: Am I a Hoarder?


I always smile when I get asked the question, “Am I a hoarder?” As a Professional Organizer, I’ve been in many homes and offices and helped a wide range of people with their spaces. And while it’s true that many people have a lot of unnecessary stuff they hold on to,… Read more