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February 21, 2019

Tip of the Week: Make Cleaning Up a Game

There's no shame in rewarding family members who follow the system and put the soccer balls back in their bin. Have the kids compete to see how fast they can collectively clean the yard.

Source: Real Simple, September 2018.

February 19, 2019

Affordable Organization assembly was hard at work this weekend! We assembled 3 of these matching IKEA dressers for a great local client who is moving into her new home on the 21st! #AOHandyman

February 18, 2019

Tip of the Week: Recycle Your E-Waste

Do you have a box in your home full of old electronics? It’s time to set it free! Go to this Indie Cycle, LLC's website and find a free, local drop location near you. Best Buy also has drop off bins in the entrance of their stores where you can drop off electronics for recycling.

"FREE electronics drop off events in Rhode Island. ZERO Landfill. ZERO Tax Dollars:

February 14, 2019

Tip of the Week: Home Shoe Storage - Take a Vote

Decide if you're a "no shoes indoors" family or if you're OK with shoes going past the entryway. Either way, it'll determine how often you have to tidy up the shoe pile and clean the area surrounding the door.

Source: Real Simple, September 2018.
📷: https://www.homedit.com/shoe-storage-cabinets/

February 13, 2019

Organizing your kitchen junk drawer can be very rewarding! This is one of many spaces that Affordable Organization tackled today in Rhode Island for a super family of 4.

February 12, 2019

Hi Hope!
I have a question for you as a professional organizer. What do you recommend for dealing with old photos?

February 12, 2019

Is your garage winter storm ready? If not, give us a call and we'll get it ready for you by organizing and installing shelving and hooks for all of your storage needs.
Yes, it's that easy we promise!

February 12, 2019

Organizing your athletic drawer may just inspire you to open it more often. Give it a try by folding your clothing so they stand up vertically and add in these drawer separators sold at The Container Store.

February 10, 2019

Looking to hire an organizer? This article will help you find one that will work well with your personality and needs. Houzz is a great resource and Affordable Organization has been recognized by Houzz as a great service provider!

An organizing pro can help you get your house together. Here's how to choose the right one and gain your own clutter-clearing skills

February 10, 2019

Spent some time today shopping today for solutions for client's jewelry collections at Garden City.

February 7, 2019

Tip of the Week: Distribute your grocery haul.

It can be tempting to quickly shove groceries into the nearest cabinet once you get home from shopping and move on with life. But take care to put items in their designated places. That way, the next time you need to find the rice, you won't have to call a search party or run out to buy an unnecessary extra bag

Source: Real Simple, September 2018.

February 6, 2019

It’s true, tidying up will help you save money. Read why!

The new Netflix series that teaches people how to declutter their lives isn't just popular entertainment, it's helpful advice that can lead to a happier, healthier you.

February 5, 2019

Simple tips to follow from Professional Organizers for your home.

We hit up five of our favorite pro-organizers for the advice they'd give "messy people" looking to get their homes—and lives—in order.

January 31, 2019

Tip of the week: Boots storage

During the winter is the perfect time to take control of your boots. Review each pair to ensure they fit properly and still look great with your wardrobe. Next, think about the best place to store them for ease of use. Is it in your bedroom closet, the closet by the front door, or in the garage? Finally decide what type of shoe stand or holder you'd like to invest in. Pictured here is a boot rack from Amazon, but many times we simply buy "pool noodles" for $1.00 that will work on 2-3 pairs of boots to keep them standing up straight. Affordable Organization LLC is all about saving a dollar while still having function and beauty. Nobody will know that a pool noodle is holding up your precious leather boots, give it a try.

January 27, 2019

Affordable Organization LLC is proud to have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award honoring excellence among home service pros who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. The 20-year-old award is a prestigious, annual distinction and is intended to recognize the best-in-class providers. Winners demonstrate consistent high-levels of customer service from the past year and overall. Please help Affordable Organization spread the word by sharing this post with your friends, we love referrals from our past clients and followers. Thank you!

January 24, 2019

Tip of the week:

Well-labeled file tabs can make filing easier and faster. Don't create too many subcategories either--keep it simple and concise!

January 22, 2019

Hanging your shoes on the inside of your closet door can be a great space saver, plus it allows you to clean the floors better. We installed this Organized Living (which we sell) shoe caddy to a door recently and our client was thrilled!

Affordable Organization LLC is an authorized dealer, and trained to design and install the Organized Living® systems. Get in touch with us today for your free in-home consultation and take back control of your storage!

January 21, 2019

If you do just one thing to keep your home organized, make it this.

Source: Real Simple, September 2018

January 20, 2019

Recent New York Times article on what Professional Organizers really do.

January 18, 2019

Hi! I sent you an email about a media interview opportunity 😉

January 17, 2019

Tip of the week:

Most families big or small request a mail and calendar station to improve family communication and order of the in-coming mail. We set up this simple station for a family of three in RI. Everything was ordered on Amazon including the monthly washable calendar, 3 mail slots, and bulletin board for school calendars and special invitations. A quick installation was handled by our own Handyman!

January 12, 2019

Are you struggling to keep your New Year resolution to get organized? When your home is organized you save time, money and frustration during your daily routine, I promise!

Hire Affordable Organization today, and finally feel in control. Visit www.AffordableOrganization.com to book your sessions!

January 11, 2019

Enjoy this video of Ellen learning the KonMari method of organizing from Marie Kondo.

The Japanese decluttering guru shared some organizational tips and tricks from the KonMari Method. Check them out right here and find out how you can spark joy!

January 10, 2019

Tip of the week:

A lot of my clients have storage units and I get asked to assist with improving the organization within them. My advice is to always label clearly exactly what is inside each bin or box, and to store like items together. This storage unit in East Providence is an example of one that Affordable Organization handled every detail for from boxing, labeling, hiring movers and overseeing the move from point A to point B. Results were a very happy organized client with a small loft in Providence containing only the necessary items with NO the clutter.

January 8, 2019

If getting organized in 2019 is one of your New Year's resolutions, start it with a bang and check out Affordable Organization's before and after photos for inspiration!

We are here to get you started! Call today for your consultation.

Please share with others so they can see how Affordable Organization LLC can help them! Thank you.

We provide home, office and storage organization in RI and MA.

January 6, 2019

2019 was greeted by a new series on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Following the success of the organizing extraordinaire's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, the show became an instant hit, as expected! (I personally heard about it from a handful of people within the first week.)

Have you seen the series? Has it inspired you to do your own tidying up? Leave us a comment and let's start a conversation!

January 3, 2019

Tip of the Week:

Observe Oosouji (pictured)

In Japan, clearing dirt, clutter and the disorganization from the old year is an integral part of Japanese New Year tradition. Because each year is seen as separate and distinct, the final week of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organizing.

To observe Oosouji, Japanese homes receive a top-to-bottom cleaning. Business offices are sorted and organized and children clean out school desks. "Removing the dirt from the old year" creates a clean state of mind to welcome the New Year, and invite prosperity in the year to come.

January 2, 2019

Start out with a bang and get your space organized! If getting organized in 2019 is one of your New Year's resolutions, check out Affordable Organizations before and after photos for inspiration. We are here to get you started, call today for your consultation.

CLICK HERE: http://affordableorganization.com/before-after/

January 1, 2019

Great article on organizing and how life changing it can be. Trust me I’ve seen it improve lives of so many people from ages 10-84!

December 31, 2018

We'd like to thank our clients and followers for a successful year! We can't wait to see what 2019 brings! 🥂🎆🎉

December 30, 2018

Do you need to reclaim your home after the holiday celebrations? Are holiday gifts and decorations still in every nook and cranny in the house? Affordable Organization is here to help you get started and finish the job. Call (508) 505-7978 today for your consultation!

December 29, 2018

Looking to have a garage where you can find tools and actually PARK your car in? Affordable Organization can help you streamline and organize! We can also design and install a custom shelving system that meets your needs for spaces big or small. Inquire today!

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December 27, 2018

This Organized Living freedomRail system we designed and installed is waiting to become a child's beloved craft space. The upper cabinets are for materials that the child needs permission to use, while the lower drawers container paper supplies, washable markers, and other child-friendly items safe to play with unsupervised.

Affordable Organization LLC is an authorized dealer, and trained to design and install the Organized Living® systems! Get in touch with us today for your free in-home consultation and take back control of your storage!

December 25, 2018

Between all the shopping, gift wrapping, and preparations, don't forget to live in the moment this holiday season with lots of quality time with your loved ones. Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 23, 2018

Here's a great idea this holiday season: Instead of contributing to more *stuff*, give the gift of organization instead! Let #AffordableOrganization help you or your loved one take control of your clutter with our convenient online gift certificates. Visit www.affordableorganization.com/gifts/

December 22, 2018

Affordable Organization designed and installed this gorgeous mudroom system to add function and beauty to a busy family of 4. Check out our website at www.affordableorganization.com for additional examples of our work utilizing the Organized Living freedomRail system.

December 21, 2018

Here's a great idea this holiday season: Instead of contributing to more *stuff*, give the gift of organization instead! Let #AffordableOrganization help you or your loved one take control of your clutter with our convenient online gift certificates. Visit www.affordableorganization.com/gifts/

December 20, 2018

Tip of the week:

Labeling can make all the difference in keeping order in a craft room. Best of all, it's simple and inexpensive to do!

December 18, 2018

Tip of the Week:

Create a gift wrapping station in your home that can be shared by everyone. Stock it with tape, gift bags, tissue, gift labels, wrapping paper, ribbon/bows, plus a trash bag. If you have an extra folding table set it up and if room allows keep it up until the last minute. Having a designated spot for wrapping means that your family members can quickly wrap gifts as they are purchased to hide the contents!

December 15, 2018

The Problem: A nice guest room closet was in need of additional rod-hanging space and a good purge.

See how we worked with our client to tackle this issue (and more before-and-afters!) by visiting http://bit.ly/2PyFOTS

December 13, 2018

Here's a great idea this holiday season: Instead of contributing to more *stuff*, give the gift of organization instead! Let #AffordableOrganization help you or your loved one take control of your clutter with our convenient online gift certificates. Visit www.affordableorganization.com/gifts/

December 13, 2018

Welcome to your dream closet! Each specialized section has been customized to our client's needs, right down to the pants and shoes slide-outs towards the back. Check out our website for additional examples of our work utilizing the Organized Living freedomRail system.

December 13, 2018

Need help with Christmas gift-wrapping, decorating, or shopping? Affordable Organization can get your home ready for the holidays by checking off chores on your to-do list. Call or message today to secure your spot!

December 12, 2018

Need help with Christmas gift-wrapping, decorating, or shopping? Affordable Organization can get your home ready for the holidays by checking off chores on your to-do list. Call or message today to secure your spot!
Update: only 12/14 & 12/18 left. All other days were booked!

December 11, 2018

Tip of the Week:

Present giving is getting harder and harder each year in my opinion.. I advise clients to give experiences rather than physical gifts. Experiences will be remembered and don't take up limited space in our homes and don't add clutter. Think carefully before gifting more "stuff" to someone that seems to have it all.

December 11, 2018

Need help with Christmas gift-wrapping, decorating, or shopping? Affordable Organization can get your home ready for the holidays by checking off chores on your to-do list. Call or message today to secure your spot!
UPDATE: 12/10 & 12/11 filled. Thank you.

December 10, 2018

Need help with Christmas gift-wrapping, decorating, or shopping? Affordable Organization can get your home ready for the holidays by checking off chores on your to-do list. Call or message today to secure your spot!

UPDATE: 12/10 & 12/11 FILLED! Who else needs help?

December 8, 2018

Here's a great idea this holiday season: Instead of contributing to more *stuff*, give the gift of organization instead! Let #AffordableOrganization help you or your loved one take control of your clutter with our convenient online gift certificates. Visit www.affordableorganization.com/gifts/

December 7, 2018

From our family to yours, we wish you lots of warmth, light, love, peace, and joy this Hanukkah season!

December 6, 2018

Tip of the Week:

Tis the season to give, so while you are unpacking your holiday décor review your stash carefully. If you haven't utilized certain décor in years and they aren't sentimental, let them go! Donate to a local charity where they can be given to others who will enjoy them. Free yourself from unnecessary clutter and pass on good items to the needy to bring them joy during the holidays.

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