top of page

Re-Organizing: Even Experts Need It!

Getting organized to set a lovely table


I was preparing for a very casual "coffee and..." farewell get together for a friend and we were to be 4 women.

I ran into a few problems before and after.

  • I took out a variety of little pitchers for different types of coffee lighteners. (When we moved I got rid of lots of them and saved about 8 different sizes).

  • I wanted to use my mom's favorite dessert set that I kept when we sold her house. I packed and organized my extra closet with special dishes, but I only found the cups and saucers. No cake plates to be found. (Guess what my next adventure will be!)


No way was everything going to fit back onto the 2 shelves of my side board from whence they came. Even the Organizer needed re-organizing!

  • I took everything out and to my amazement found some items I hadn't seen or remembered in a very long time.

  • Somehow I couldn't fit everything back in, especially the candy bowls, etc.

  • In order to maximize space I had to re-organize by re-evaluating my sweet possessions.

  • What if I don't find the dinner plates to that set of my mom's?


  • Minimize: I actually decided that I didn't need every little bowl and candy dish. (Imagine that)! I am getting rid of several:

  • Re-purpose: bring some candy or nuts, etc, in the bowl to a friend's home and let them keep the bowl as a token. Yes, I would admit that the bowl was mine but I wanted her to have it and think of me.

  • Re-purpose: I made a display of 3 craft type bowls on my dining room table. If it doesn't "work", I will re-organize again...and give at least one away. After all, I hadn't used them in a very long time.

  • Re-evaluate: My husband and I are anticipating the need for supplies coming into our home and I can't imagine where I will put them. I am happily mentally reviewing, re-evaluating and re-organizing my shelves and closets...because I know I can re-evaluate what I still have and re-organize to find room.

Be pleasantly surprised by re-organizing with Marilyn Shain Labendz

YOU will be pleasantly surprised by how much room you can find by evaluating what you can get rid of and re-organizing the new space!

Contact me and I will get you there in no time!

A friendly suggestion: Don't know what to give a friend or relative when a gift is in order? Gift Certificates are available upon request!

Gift Certificates for Re-Organizing with Marilyn Shain Labendz

And, please don't forget to share our blog with your friends on Facebook and other social media.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
bottom of page