Entries by Cary Prince

Organize Your Desk for Success

What is your workspace like? Is it a sanctuary you escape to in order to focus, create and produce brilliant work? Or is it a place you run away from (or would like to run away from) because you can’t focus, aren’t able to access the items you need and are challenged to be productive? […]

Organize Your Paper for Success

What does your desk look like? Is it a blank slate, waiting for inspiration to strike, or is it strewn with a mess of papers that looks like a tornado just touched down? I’ve seen both and lived through it all! I’m a “Nothing Out” person while my husband is an “Everything Out” person, based […]

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Gumbo!

It’s Fat Tuesday: a perfect time to share and prepare one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes from New Orleans: gumbo! This love affair has grown stronger every year as I have tinkered with the recipe, figured out what I wanted more of, what I wanted less of and how to get it just right. […]

3 Ways Lemon Water Can Enhance Your Life

Lemon water. That’s where this blog started a year ago, and I figure there’s no better way to start the blog this year than with the elixir that has been a constant for me over the past 12 months. It’s the first thing I have in the morning, and it has actually taken the place of […]

Labeling: May the Font Be With You

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ordinary people get together to do extraordinary things . . . sounds like your typical organizing session! It’s been a year since my first blog post “Give it a Home” and so much has been sorted, purged, donated, organized and labeled in that time. Finding a place for […]

Tips to Make Your Holiday Party a Hit!

Holidays are wonderful for so many reasons: it’s a time to honor traditions, gather with family and celebrate with friends.  They’re called “holidays” because they aren’t “everyday” – it’s a special occasion that calls for special measures. And that is exactly why I love the holidays so much: it gives us a reason to do […]

The 12 Days of Organizing: My Favorite Things

‘Tis the season for giving!  I absolutely love this time of year and as a professional organizer, I encourage my family, friends and clients to focus on experiential giving. These are gifts that are consumable (food, beverage, treats), indulgences (massages, spa treatments, mani/pedi) and experiences (visit to a theme park, museum membership, skydiving). There are […]

Pecan Pie Perfection

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday celebrations and, most importantly, festive feasting! Hands down, my favorite course of any feast is dessert. And at Thanksgiving, the traditional pumpkin pie and pecan pie are staples in our home.  There is no way you can go wrong in making either of them! That said, however, I […]