paper boot camp this saturday!

los angelenos! it’s that time again for No Mess No Stress Organizing Boot Camp. “what does it all mean?,” you ask… basically, swipe the papers from the surfaces of your home into a receptacle and we’ll take care of the rest together. in boot camp you’ll learn super helpful tips plus a system for setting up an efficient filing system that you can actually maintain!

This Saturday, September 15th (3:00 – 4:30)

(323) 304-1516

$30 covers cost of supplies + class

1226 North Alvarado Street

(between Sunset and Reservoir)

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Street Parking Available




SXSW–> san francisco–> #NAPO2012

totally recreating this idea--as seen in austin, TX at SXSW!

i was super apprehensive about leaving LA for two whole weeks–not to mention packing for 3 completely different destinations (oy vey). the first leg of my trip had me traveling with my bandmates in a van to austin, TX and at times, i had little access to email and the internet–which threw me for a tailspin. i was hoping to work for the better part of my trip but back roads and staying in the middle of nowhere, USA often left me anxious and that weird feeling of not being connected. and even though work was tricky at times, i ended up having a blast. some highlights: seeing the shins play for free, experiencing the very cool city of austin with thousands of fellow musicians and spending time with my best friends.

being tourists in san francisco

my next journey was leaving on a plane to SFO for the wedding of my beau’s aunt—held at the brazilian room at tilden park (gorgeous)! we then spent the next day with the beau’s parental units in san fran being complete tourists (as seen here on the top of a sightseeing tour bus).

our booth at NAPO 2012 conference

and finally, the last leg of my journey flew me clear across the country to baltimore, MD for the national association of professional organizers 2012 conference. this was my first time as an exhibitor and i had a blast.

me + Erin Doland from Unclutterer fame!

i met everyone from erin doland to the editor of getting organized magazine. even got some face time with my fellow rubbermaid blog squad crew and made new friends that i know will last a lifetime.

let’s catch up!

it takes a lot of work to get an organized binder shot just right....


lots of shopping at the container store + staples for the photo shoot!

so after many years of teaching Bneato Organizing Boot Camp to the public, i have decided to license this program to fellow organizers. that way, an individual in d.c. is able to experience the same organizing love that my clients in la are afforded. feel free to check out the new logo for boot camp, to which i have enthusiastically named, no mess no stress organizing boot camp. we’ve started a facebook and twitter page–so come and hang out! i just wanted to share the above ‘behind the scene’ images from our photo shoot with laure and abby. and as abby says, “It takes a lot of messy to get organized.”