Kathy Jenkins contributes to BH&G The Secrets of Getting Organized Magazine

Kathy Jenkins contributes to BH&G The Secrets of Getting Organized Magazine


It is almost spring and we have a treat for you!!  Better Home and Garden’s latest Secrets of Getting Organized magazine is on newsstands until June 1st!  Secrets of Getting Organized digs into the step-by-step process behind getting organized. Each issue features advice from published organization experts that includes tips and techniques to help you cut clutter, create manageable filing systems, and improve your home’s efficiency room by room. Real-life examples with problem-solving solutions along with innovative storage organizational products will help get you organized—and keep you organized.  Organizing professionals, including our own Kathy Jenkins, share tips to tackle clutter, shop smarter, organizing for your personality type, room make-overs, and more!  With easy to read articles and beautiful images, you will want to pick up a copy for yourself – and, maybe one for a friend!  You can see the articles that Kathy contributed here:



Paper comes into our house from everywhere! Bills, junk mail, newspaper, magazines, school work, fliers we find on our car windshield… to keep the paper piles under control, we need a routine!  Establishing a routine that works for you is far more important than any product or sorter you can buy. Either dealing with paper for five minutes a day while your kids are doing homework or 30 minutes on a Saturday morning are great plans if it keeps you caught up!



By straightening up your bedroom closet, mornings will not be so hectic and you’ll have what you need to get out the door on time!  There are a few good decisions you can make now, like how you arrange your shoes, that will save you a lot of time and decision-making later.  With these four tips, you’ll have a smart closet solution created in no time!



Creating clearly designated areas and storage spaces for accessories for a couple in one harmonious closet can be a challenge. Closets are often a jumble of an assortment clothes, shoes, belts, scarves and often times, other things like jewelry, purses and suitcases.  Deciding what to keep by categorizing, if it fits and whether or not you actually use something are important factors when purging a closet. If you find what you love in your closet, it will be easier to say good-bye to what you don’t love so much.



There are a couple small changes you can make in your bathroom that will make a big difference on a day-to-day basis.  In this article on Vanity Storage, you will find three tips to help you find easy access to your everyday supplies.  Not only will it look nice, it is very functional and will bring a little more peace into your space.



We all have them – some us of us just may have more than others… craft supplies!  Here are some suggestions about organizing your arts and craft essentials in some alternative ways!  By using wall-hung storage and smart cabinetry inserts, you’ll be able to utilize more of the space you have – and stay organized while doing it!


If you have children, or a crafting hobby yourself, these tips for keeping a crafting area neat and tidy will be just the advice you’ve been looking for!  Whether you have a whole room, a just a corner workstation or a cabinet space, Kathy covers not only smart storage and organizing options, but what craft essentials are the best to keep around!



Whether you have a small space or a large space for your home office, keeping a working space organized always takes clever strategies!  In this article, Kathy shares a “one-hour clutter cure” and four tips that are sure to transform your office from messy to marvelous.



Do unsightly piles, supplies or mailing essentials discourage you from being productive in your home office or work space?  If you are busy but prefer an open workspace, begin your work space overhaul, by quickly sorting everything into general categories. After following these simple tips from Kathy, your workspace will be  uncluttered and beautiful.  You’ll be motivated to keep it organized… and work.

Kathy Jenkins is the President of Come To Order, a Residential Professional Organizer, Student Organizer, Certified Family Manager Coach, Writer and Speaker based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of NAPO and ICD and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. Kathy especially enjoys working with kids and their families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.  Follow Kathy on Facebook.

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