sneak peak photo shoot

I’ve often feel a ping of jealousy when looking at shelter magazines & design blogs that feature beautifully executed photo shoots of interiors. It is always a struggle for me to promote the amazing transformations that we create for apartmentjeanie clients as the furnishings, decor & overall effect rarely represent our design style. What ... read more

money 2.0 – the sequel

What a difference a year makes! 12 months ago I didn’t have a business coach, much less knew why I would need one. A year ago, I had never metmy VA (virtual assistant to those unfamiliar with the initials) in person although she had access to every password, checking account and my social security number. Before May 2014, I had never been in the ... read more

picture this

My home is tightly edited. I have an absurd amount of collections & possessions, but I feel quite strongly about the purpose they serve. However this uber organization doesn’t prevent me from recognizing when it is time to let go of the past and knowing how to document it for its future. Atop my microwave sits a display of tiny toys, ... read more

everything’s coming up roses

My 21st birthday was a couple of days ago and I was kindly sent a bunch of lovely yellow roses from my thoughtful & considerate office manager.  This is the 2nd time I’ve received flowers purchased online. The 1st time the flowers were DOA.  The UPS delivery was late on a Friday night and they remained locked in super’s office until Monday when ... read more

organization easy as 1-2-3

Once a week I attend an aqua fitness bootcamp at the Y across the street from my apartment.  It's an eclectic group of aquatic exercise enthusiasts and the last place I expected to be hooking & booking clients.  Given that we're a small & gabby group, talk of the transformative effect my work lends itself to discussing other elements of my ... read more

binder-clips-glove-organization

it’s official fingerless glove season

The candy has been consumed, clocks have been turned, the marathon has run its course and now according to my autumnal calendar it is the official start to the fingerless glove season.  As a professional organizer, nothing irks me more than storing gloves in a coat pocket.   Just as I must empty the contents of my bag upon arriving home (it's a ... read more