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Back To Basics: Organizing Your Photos In A Digital World

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

  Hi, my name is Melissa and I like to take photos. I have a problem but I am not about to change it. Currently my biggest problem is my phone doesn’t have the ability to store all the photos I take. But worse yet is having the backlog of printed photos sitting all in [...]

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Clothing Collector

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 18, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

We all have those special collection of clothes that we hang onto. For some of us it is sports jerseys for our favorite team. For others it is a tee shirt collection from high school or even into adult life. There are also the boot, shoe or purse collections out there.   I sat down [...]

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Hanging On For Change In Your Closet

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 11, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

What type of hanger do you use in your closet? I know if seems like a trivial question but it really can make a huge difference in how you feel about your closet.  When I asked this question to my closet organizing group there were two main responses, anything but wire and one color of [...]

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Going On A Clothing Diet

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on February 25, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

The best way to keep a goal moving forward is to speak it publicly. So here I am, speaking publicly. I am going on a diet, a clothing diet. Inspired by a friend who is doing this for a year, I am not that disciplined. This is not an easy thing for me to do [...]

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Memories……

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 17, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

  Look around and take a look at what you are saving in your home. Are you saving your kids school papers? Are you saving their toys, baby clothes or books? Or perhaps you are holding onto grandma’s china for your daughter or son. Maybe it is a set of bedroom furniture that is a [...]

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Oraganize A Little During The Holiday Season

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 13, 2013 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

Want to know the secret to staying organized? Do a little bit every day. I always give the example to my clients by asking them how do you eat an elephant? Simply by taking one bite at a time. The same is true for organizing. You don’t do it all at once. Tempers are lost and tears [...]

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Elf On The Shelf Help

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 6, 2013 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

To be honest, I really don’t understand “Elf on a Shelf.” All I know is when I am on social media sites like Pinterest or Facebook I see all these elves doing crazy things. I have been watching with anxiety as moms are crazy with trying to make this elf do strange things. Mind you [...]

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Fall Fun {If Cleaning And Organizing Can Be Called Fun}

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Fall really is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air. I love the colors that Mother Nature has on display and I love getting organized. Maybe it is because I live in the upper Midwest where we often have to hunker down for winter. It is like a nesting urge takes over. [...]

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To Do Or Not To Do….That Is The Question!

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 20, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Hello my name is Melissa and I have a long list of things to do today. I am especially busy this week because I am solo parenting this week while my husband is gone for work. The shared tasks are now all my tasks. So instead of trying to get everything done I need to [...]

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Managing Email Clutter

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 6, 2013 in Business, life |

I did it again. I have only done this once before….but after I do it, the feeling I get is a sense of freedom. I hit delete on my unread emails. I should correct that by saying my husband hit delete on my unread emails. I had over 1,400 in one account alone. I even [...]

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