Monday, April 30, 2018

Made in the USA + Eco: Boulder Clean

When shopping at Kroger's here in Texas recently, I came across this new cleaning product called Boulder Clean. I was happy to see it was made in the USA, is eco by not having as many harsh chemicals and the bottle is made of partially recycled plastic, among many other things. Have you tried it yet?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Eco Modern Concierge On Veronika's Blushing Blog

Head over to Veronika's Blushing blog to check out where I contributed organization tips for various areas of the home.

What area of the home do you desperately need to get organized?

Photo by Veronika's Blushing

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Client Bad Ass Mama: Living Room / Playroom Organization Before + After

Here is another post from a client where we were organizing the whole house. This room was full of toys, clothes, etc. The boys help me go through all of the toys and we folded and put away all of the clothes. This was a HUGE difference. 

Here are various carts that are useful in playrooms or for keeping art supplies organized. Here, here and here



Monday, April 23, 2018

Made in the USA: Weathertight Bins

Lately, I have been purchasing Weathertight bins for clients. They are great especially if you store items in the garage or attics. They are ideal for sports gear, camping gear, travel gear, etc. An awesome bonus is that they are made in the USA!

Currently they are on sale for 30% off at The Container Store until May 12th.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Eco Modern Concierge featured on the SpareFoot Blog About Eco Decluttering & Organizing

Eco Modern Concierge gave various eco & organizing tips for the SpareFoot blog. Check out the article here.

What are some of your favorite eco organizing tips?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 NAPO Conference Checklist

I am going to the NAPO Conference again this year and found this article very helpful from professional organizer, Geralin Thomas. Read the comments in her post from other professional organizers and their recommendations.

Here are some things I wanted to add as well:

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Silicone bags for snacks
  • Disinfectant spray like Thieves
  • Mini first aid kit

What type of things do you like to pack for conferences?

Photo by STIL on Unsplash

Monday, April 16, 2018

Eco-Friendly Labels

When I was organizing for a client this weekend I came across these labels they had. They are reusable, made of eco-friendly adhesive and work in hot / cold environments. Have you used these before? You can now buy them here.

Friday, April 13, 2018

10 Things that Currently Make Me Happy March 2018

March was a whirlwind of a month since rodeo was in Houston. Below are 10 things that made me happy last month.

  1. Brunch at Cadillac Bar with my mother in law. You can't go wrong with all you can eat bacon. 
  2. Spending an evening sharing a pitcher of beer and watching March Madness with Bryan at Grif's in Montrose after deciding we didn't want to fight the crowds to see Chris Stapleton. 
  3. Spending a little more time in the office and trying to get things done.
  4. Staying on top of my email....for the most part.
  5. Going to a cook off with my dad, brother and Bryan.
  6. Organizing playrooms, which I had several in March. I love organizing all things, but playrooms are always fun.
  7. Playing basketball in the evenings. Fun way to destress lately.
  8. Slowly, but surely doing things around the house that need to be done, like power washing.
  9. Attending the NAPO Regional Conference.
  10. Making it a habit to ride my bike more often. Great way to destress before or after work. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Ever wonder what the inside of a professional organizer's closet looks like? This is my small closet and how I make it work. Do you have a large or small closet?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Bucket List

Do you have a spring bucket list? There are so many things that I constantly want to do in general, in Houston and outside of Houston. Here are 10 things that are on my bucket list this spring. What is on your spring bucket list?

  • Picnic somewhere new. It is no secret that I love a good picnic.
  • Explore new trails in The Woodlands. I want to go find a fun new hiking/biking/walking trail in The Woodlands.
  • Go fishing. I grew up fishing and love fishing. We have a catch and release area in a park in the back of our neighborhood, but after 4 years of living in our neighborhood we have never fished there. This is the year.
  • Try a new brewery. We love breweries, but there are SO many now that we haven't been to, so we need to do some exploring. 
  • Road trip somewhere new. I always love a good road trip too. 
  • Add color to the yard. Since there was a freeze this past year in Houston, so many of our plants died and we need to make it look more pretty.
  • Yoga class outside. This is the perfect weather for yoga outside. 
  • Read 2 new books. I am slacking on my reading and this needs to happen. 
  • Clean our siding. We have cedar siding and have been needing to get it cleaned for years, but since our roofline comes to a peak we have run into issues of costs, lack of people/companies wanting to take on the task, etc. This is going to happen this year because I think my husband found a solution.
  • Finish our dang sunroom. We have a sunroom that has random rocks in it because the previous owners used it as a playroom (ummm what kids want to play on rocks). We started the project, but never finished. This is the year we finish it. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Eco Changes you Can Make This Weekend

Here are 5 things you can do this weekend to make minor eco changes in your life.

Shop local. Support your local communities.
Buy air purifying plants. This can help with the air quality in your home.
Enroll in paperless billing. This helps reduce the amount of clutter coming into your home.
Ride your bike. Instead of taking your car, if you can, ride your bike.
Donate items. Instead of throwing items away consider donating them to a local charity.

Photo by Brina Blum on Unsplash

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Houston Professional Organizer's Tools of the Trade Pt 2

This is part 2 of a professional organizer's tools of the trade. If you are new here my name is Amy and I own Eco Modern Concierge where we do professional organizing and personal assistance for businesses and individuals in Houston area. Here are some of my favorite products to use. 

Here is part 1:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Made in the USA + Eco Product: Vapour AER Deodorant

You may have seen my video review last month on Vapour's AER deodorant and I wanted to write a post about it as well. I have tried countless amounts of natural deodorants and I have to say after using this one for months, I really like it. It lasts for a long time, smells great and is made in the USA. It is on the pricier side, but I think it is totally worth it. Have you tried it yet?