Monday, August 21, 2017

How to Remember to Water Plants

Waterbug Plant Care Guide App - If you are one of those people who always forgets to water plants, guilty!, then you need this app. You enter your plant info and it will tell you when you need to water it. Once the plants have been watered, you hit the drop icon and it countdowns to when it needs to be watered again.

Calendar: electronic and paper - another great thing is to utilize just a regular calendar to keep track of when you need to water your plants and then set calendar alerts.

Old sponges - I saw this on Danny Seo's site and he demonstrated putting fertilizer in a pot, cutting old sponges into squares and placing them on top of the soil, adding more fertilizer, add the plant, add a little more fertilizer and finally water the plant. The sponges will retain water, so the soil will not get as dry as quickly.

Do you have any tips on how to remember to water your plants?

Friday, August 18, 2017

5 Things to Organize This Weekend

Wallet. Most of us, men & women, have unnecessary things in our wallet. From unused cards to receipts to expired coupons. Time to purge all the things that doesn't belong in there.

Gift wrap. If you are anything like me you have a ton of gift wrapping supplies. Get rid of anything that you would not use on gifts, bags with tears, etc.

Books. Do you have books that you have been wanting to get rid of? Now is the time. Take them to resale, pass along to a friend, donate to a library, put inside of a Little Free Library, etc.

Video Games. Do you have old video games / accessories that you have no intention of ever using? Time to pass them along to others or donate to charity.

Cups. If you are anything like most people you have an unnecessary amount of cups that you have bought or gotten free. Sift through them and only keep the ones you use most often.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eco Modern Concierge Was Voted One of the Best Home Organizers in Houston 2017

I am happy to say that Eco Modern Concierge was voted One of the Best Home Organizers in Houston 2017 by We are amongst some good company. What is one thing you need to get organized right now?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Eco Modern Concierge Interview in VoyageHouston

I know I already mentioned this on social media, but go check out my interview with VoyageHouston that was published in June. What are some other things you would like to know about the business?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Eco Spa: Shoji Spa in Asheville, NC

On my way to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) 2017 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, I stopped off in Asheville, NC to see a friend and her little one. The day I got in she had booked me a hot tub treatment at Shoji Spa to help me relax and wind down from all the driving I did. It was such a thoughtful thing for her to do and it was SOOOOO relaxing. It is an eco spa and they use a lot of green products, along with being super clean. The hot tubs are located outside on the side of the mountain in the middle of the woods. It is extremely peaceful just to sit there unwind and read a book. When I got there it was daylight still, but quickly faded into night. I highly recommend you visit this spa if you ever find yourself in Asheville. Here are some photos from my visit there.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dorm Room Organization Tips

Organizing your dorm room can you be a little tricky because you have such limited space. In another post last week I outlined Dorm Room Organization Products. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Research. Before heading off to college take the time to research Pinterest, The Container Store, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. to find out what you really will need to bring. Each college is different in what they provide in the rooms, so it is worth it to know what you need before you leave for college. Create a checklist and get to packing :).

Go vertical. If you can stack things up than do it whether that is starting from the floor or on your desk. This is huge space saver. There are many different bins / crates out there that are stackable.

Use over the door racks. There are SO many different over the door racks out there. There are ones for shoes, hooks, pantry alternative, etc.

Utilize storage under the bed. In dorms there is usually an ample about of storage under the bed to use. If not, you can always buy bed risers to raise the bed up more and create storage. Under bed storage bins work great.

Command hooks. They are your friend and will help you in many different ways from hanging clothes to hanging keys. Always keep extra around.

Tension rods. Tension rods help create more space whether this is in the closet, bathroom or wherever. They are relatively inexpensive.

Use wall space. If you can then change hooks, shelves, message boards, etc. on your ways. This will create more space for you to use.

What are some of your dorm room organization tips?

Photo credit: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Monday, August 7, 2017

Made in the USA + Eco: Beauty Products

These are some of my current favorite eco beauty products:

Davids Toothpaste: I am not always a fan of the natural toothpastes because I don't always get that fresh clean feeling that I like, but I like this one more than others. Do you have a favorite natural toothpaste that you use?

Moon Valley Organics Lotion Bar: This is a very interesting concept, but this lotion bar works great and smells great.

Jane Iredale Lip Balm: I really like this lip balm. It goes on smooth, gives you a little bit of color in your lips and smells great.

What are some of your current favorite eco beauty products?