Zen Life Organizing

By: Zen Life Organizing | July 02, 2018

The American tradition for a happy couple about to get married is to pick out nice sets of cutlery and dishes from the store to add to the gift registry so their friends and family can easily purchase these items as gifts for their wedding.

The married couple is so eager to receive them...and then safely store them away only to be used for entertaining or special event. They end up purchasing a cheaper set of dishes and cutlery for everyday use.

In the past decades, entertaining has become more relaxed and casual, so these beautiful China sets are not needed. The sets are held on and then pass down to their children, which will not be used because they have their set that they like better. The guilt will make it difficult for them to let go, ...

By: Zen Life Organizing | March 23, 2018

Does this sight look familiar?

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of paper coming into your house every week?

Paperwork is a tricky beast to handle. It’s inevitable that you have to deal with it and stay on top of it or it will take over your space. It’s the least fun thing to do because it is boring. It is usually the last priority on your list, unless, it’s tax season, then you are scrambling to gather all the paperwork needed to file your tax return so you don’t get penalized and hope to get a refund.

Here are a few tips to help you simplify and get rid of your pile of paperwork.

  1. Go Digital

Set up paperless billing so you have one less paperwork to deal with.  Bank and credit card companies make it convenient for you to set up notificat...

By: Zen Life Organizing | March 24, 2017

The biggest mistake people make when organizing is that they try to store everything without getting rid of anything.

To be successful you should start with decluttering.

The less you have to put away, the less chances your home will be cluttered.

While working with our clients we discovered recurring mistakes. By sharing those with you, we hope that you can identify some of them and give your organizing plan another try.

  • Cleaning is seen as the same as organizing. They are different. When you organize, you plan and allocate a home for every item and this will make your cleanup routine easier. Cleaning can sometimes create a mess as you attempt to clear your surface by hiding away your items.

  • Buying organizing product (such as bins, drawers,...

By: Zen Life Organizing | January 24, 2017


Clutter is a collection of things in your home that take up space, and are not used or looked at for more than 6 months.  

This method will not only help you reclaim your space, but will also help you stay organized for a long time.  It is not a quick process and can be overwhelming at times.  However, once you are done, you will feel invigorated and want to simplify your life.

Clutter can be as small as a piece of paper or as big as household furniture.  Sometimes the clutter is so out of control, it takes over your life, causes stress and makes you feel overwhelmed.  At this point, you can hire a professional organizer to help you organize or you can do it yourself.  If you plan to do it yourself, then we recom...

By: Zen Life Organizing | August 29, 2016

Physical clutter are items that occupy your living space.  They are things that you keep, for reasons of "just in case" or "just because", but have not used for a long time.  They can be as small as a piece of paper or an old toy and as big as household furniture.  They take up space and occasionally occupy the whole room.  Sometimes the clutter is so out of control that it causes you to feel stressed and overwhelmed.  At that point, we recommend hiring a professional organizer to help you.  

 The two major costs of physical clutter are time and money.  Unfortunately, these costs are indirect so we do not usually see how much time wasted and money spent until it is too late. Below is a break down of the costs associated w...