Parking in the Garage

Parking in the Garage

Do you know the one room in your house that you are probably not using for the purpose for which it was intended? Yep, you got it right, the garage. Most Americans are not using their garage for a place to park their car. It has become the place where things go because there is […]

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

First of all I love Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism because it has great before and after pictures. These pictures are not only of the author’s spaces but of some of his friends. There are only five chapters and they are all packed full of great information. Sasaki’s definition of minimalism is “reducing our […]

What Minimalism Looks Like For You

What Minimalism Looks Like For You

For most people the word “Minimalist” is a scary word. They think that you have to live with very few possessions in a very tiny space. For some, this may be true, for others it might just be living with less stuff in a big house. When I want to start a new project or […]

Dorm Rooms

Dorm Rooms

It’s that time of year when I am helping my youngest son move back to Birmingham Southern College for his senior year. This will be his final move to a dorm. The smartest thing I ever did was to have about 3 to 4 – 66 quart containers for his stuff. Every year when he […]

Ruthann Is Quoted in Vestavia Voice

Ruthann Is Quoted in Vestavia Voice

Ruthann appears in Vestavia Voice’s January 2018 issue in the article, “Getting Your House in Order,” which appears on page 16. The following is an excerpt: While getting healthy takes the top prize for the most common New Year’s resolution, getting organized frequently follows as a close second. According search data from Google, …

What Does the CPO® Mean?

What Does the CPO® Mean?

We Are Clutter Detectives You can think of Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) as clutter detectives. It can be very easy to identify clutter in the home or workplace, but when it comes to narrowing down the cause of the problem you might need some help. A CPO® is the detective that asks lots of questions […]

Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions

Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions

Many people make "getting organized" one of their New Year's resolutions, but what really happens when you ask them halfway through the year how their resolution is working out? Most say that they gave up on the resolution before the end of January. What could help them stick with their resolutions? …
Ruthann to Appear on Talk of Alabama on Thursday August 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Ruthann to Appear on Talk of Alabama on Thursday August 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM

A popular New Year’s resolution is to “get organized,” but many give up on this goal because they picked too broad of an objective and the task seems daunting. Ruthann joins Talk of Alabama’s Javant Ingram to discuss ways to create targeted and achievable “getting organized” goals to help keep your New Year’s …