Closet Design – A Smart Start

Closet Design – A Smart Start

Organizing My latest styling work has some unique challenges. My client has recently sold her family home and has moved into a condominium.  This is often called “downsizing” (although I like to think of it more as “rightsizing”).  She uses a mobility device so the design of her...
by Oct 16, 2017 No Comments
Short on Space?  Consider Multiple Purpose Items

Short on Space? Consider Multiple Purpose Items

Organizing Another great day at Costco. Facing back to school, my mind has turned to how I will be getting great meals into my family while almost always on the run. Just back from vacation and forced into a weekend trip (my personal pet peeve), I glanced down one aisle that I...
by Sep 02, 2017 No Comments
Organizing for Back to School

Organizing for Back to School

Organizing There is nothing so pleasing to me as a freshly organized drawer or space. I love the feeling of order, a great to-do list, and a calendar that visually shows me what is coming up and what is next. So I find it kind of interesting that my children are not quite so...
by Aug 21, 2017 No Comments
School Memories

School Memories

Organizing So here we are more than a few weeks into summer. So far so good and the weather has started to cooperate.  The kids are each settling into a nicely unregimented routine and now I feel ready to attack the “end of school” pile.  You know what I mean right? The pile of...
by Jul 15, 2017 No Comments
Staging Gets Your Home Interview-Ready

Staging Gets Your Home Interview-Ready

Staging This year’s spring market has been very strong for sellers.  The past few weeks, however, have seen a significant increase in days on market with a lot more inventory available.  It is just one example of how critical timing can be! Your neighbourhood will have key...
by May 30, 2017 No Comments
Sell or stay?

Sell or stay?

Staging Are you thinking of selling?  If you are like me, you will have had the thought run through your head a few (okay, hundreds) of times about when is the right time to sell.  The “fun” of the real estate market is truly in perfecting your timing.  Every year, the timing...
by Apr 10, 2017 No Comments
Putting the Time In Tax Time

Putting the Time In Tax Time

Organizing Filing Systems. Boring right…but top of mind during tax time for sure! If you have the perfect filing system already set up, I’d love to hear from you what works for you – I know there are many people who do this well.  For anyone who could use a few pointers,...
by Mar 01, 2017 No Comments
Rock Your Resolutions – 2017

Rock Your Resolutions – 2017

Organizing Okay, so there are many reasons that I totally love January. One of them is New Year’s Resolutions.  It is a time of a fresh start and looking forward, setting goals and dreaming a bit. A top one on many people’s list is getting their home and lives more organized...
by Jan 23, 2017 No Comments
A New Habit in No Time

A New Habit in No Time

Organizing A quick glance at the magazine section in any store will tell you much we seek simplicity in a time of pressure with busy work and home lives.  Titles that grab our attention tell us to “organize with style”, “control clutter”, and entice us with “tips to organize...
by Oct 01, 2016 No Comments
Introduction to Neat Speak

Introduction to Neat Speak

Organizing Let me introduce myself. I am Kristen and this is me now. I am a real estate stylist that fell into this profession very naturally. Some of the key reasons started many years ago when I looked more like this. At a young age, my Mom would send me to my room (yes, I was...
by Sep 15, 2016 No Comments