Stayton Woman Enlists Professional Help for Hoarding - Julie Starr Hook Five Starr Organizing

Hoarding help: Digging out of a dark secret

Blog from Statesman Journal Article by Molly J. Smith

After struggling with hoarding for many years, Renae Winters reached out to Salem organizer Julie Starr Hook for help. Molly J. Smith / Statesman Journal

Renae Winters has a weakness for...

Organize Tax Time With These 15 Tips!

It's tax time once again and if this is your most dreaded time of year, make it easier and less stressful next year with these 15 tax prep tips.

    1. Put reminders on your calendar for tax deadlines now! April 15th is the most important date, however W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms should be mailed out by January 31....

Organizing beauty care items

Take the time to organize and prioritize your makeup.

It’s easy to let your personal care products fall into disarray, crowding drawers and counter space. Taking the time to organize them every once in a while can really pay off in the long run — both in keeping everything tidier and speeding up your morning routine.

Should it stay or should it go?

Start by gathering...

How To Accurately Value Your Possessions

Guest blog by Julie Starr Hook of Five Starr Organizing and Design and author of “From...

How to wrap the perfect present - tips from Julie Starr Hook

Today's blog is actually a blog from mrgift.com.au which featured tips from me, you can find more blogs from Mr. Gift at blog.mrgift.com.au Without further ado, here is the article:

You’re rushing to get to the birthday party on time and you've got five minutes to wrap your gift and write in the card.

...

How To Begin Setting Up A Craft Area

1. First, determine the best location in your home to do your crafting. Make sure to consider a space that has good light, places for storing your craft supplies, and a space where you can spread out and work on your projects. Craft projects will rarely get done if the supplies aren’t in the area where you are doing your craft. If a person has to set up everything each time they want to do a craft...

Pens, pens and more pens!

Fellow Organizer (and friend), Julie Starr Hook, is back sharing her ideas on cutting down on your writing utensils and how it recently helped with one of her clients, thank you Julie! One of the organizing jobs that I am involved with is assisting a company moving from one office location to another. This involves many aspects such as packing, sorting, etc… One of my packing goals is to only bring only...

Julie Starr Hook NAPO

Simple strategies to organize your desk

Whether you have a home office or a desk at work, here are some simple strategies to help keep your desk organized.

Nothing on your desk should impede your work from being accomplished, so keep only those items you need to access quickly and frequently on top of the desk. Here are some items to consider: tape dispenser, stapler, scissors, pens, pencils, highlighters, permanent...

Skip the frazzle and find the freedom in the holidays!

We have a blended family with five teenagers.
I have been a professional organizer since 2003 and I am the author of an exciting new book called, "From Frazzled to Freedom." I am also a Golden member of The National Association of Professional Organizers. (NAPO) and have also also written over 250 columns on organizing. Here is a sample of my best tips for...

Check off hostess gifts on your list!

I love the holiday season! One of my favorite parts is socializing with friends, co-workers and family at different holiday events. My December calendar normally has an array of gatherings from open houses to parties. As a professional organizer, I always want to be prepared and not come empty handed to an event. The organizer has to be organized, LOL!

There are always fun things to buy...