Thursday, December 29, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Taking down holiday decorations is never as fun as putting them up. And as much as I’m looking forward to 2012, I’m always sad to see the holiday season come to an end.

But, why not continue the good cheer by recycling your tree into mulch for various parks around New York City? This year MulchFest, a program through the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC, will take place on January 7-8 from 10am to 2pm.

Never fear if you can’t make it to one of these chipping sites on January 7-8. You can drop off your tree at one of these drop-off locations from January 2-8.

And finally, if you can’t make it to one of these locations, leave your tree curbside starting January 3 through January 8. Don’t put the tree in a plastic bag, and remember to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection.

For all you non-New Yorkers out there, check with your locals Parks or Sanitation departments. I found similar programs from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, Georgia, and everywhere in between.

Happy New Year and see you back here in 2012!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

AND ORGANIZED! Wishing you health, happiness and peace during this holiday season and through the coming year.

To view Urban Simplicity's holiday card from Paperless Post, click here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift Guide: Five Fantastic Stocking Stuffers

How about filling your family’s stockings with gifts to keep them organized? This week, I’m recommending stocking stuffers that won't break the bank. And trust me, these are gifts that everyone on your list will love.

For your Sis / Girlfriend / Wife: Stephanie Johnson Cases
I can’t get enough of these cases with so many sizes and gorgeous designs. They are great to contain supplies, make-up or other items in her bag.

For your Bro / Boyfriend / Hubby: Cocoon’s GRID-IT! Organizer
Is the guy in your life into gadgets? This is perfect for all his cords and wires and the straps provide endless configuration options. It’s also a great piece for a guy often on the go.

Mom has lots going on. With this contraption that hooks on the edge of her purse, she’ll never riffle through her bag searching for keys again.

For your Dad: ID Guard Stamp
Stamping is the new shredding. In a single stamp, Dad will prevent identity theft by making addresses disappear from bills, junk mail, invoices, and credit card statements.

For everyone: CableDrop Cord Clips
No one likes those pesky cords. These clips keep them from falling off the desk every time you unplug your laptop.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Perfect Gift

It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year, but at times, finding the right gift for loved ones can be downright dreadful.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for someone on your list, then look no further. Give the gift of peace of mind with one of Urban Simplicity’s special holiday packages.

Closet Cleanse Package
For the man or woman who has everything, but can’t seem to find it…
In a three-hour organizing session, we’ll give a closet a top to bottom overhaul, including hands on advice to purge, sort, and re-organize every last item. We’ll also offer recommendations for our favorite products to keep your closet organized.
Price: $300

Room Refresher Package
Is one area of your home causing your loved one grief? Maybe they can’t get the home office right, or they are struggling to keep the playroom organized.
In this three-hour organizing session, we’ll create a detailed action plan for the space. The plan of action includes: understanding the function of the space, sketching out a space plan, and recommending storage units to keep it organized.
Price: $300

Gift Certificate
Just in case these packages don't seems like a perfect fit, a gift certificate is another option. Mention this blog post and receive 20 percent off a gift certificate for a four-hour organizing session.
Price: Regularly $500, Now $400

To purchase or learn more, simply call 646-942-8676 or email We’ll get you taken care of and on your way in a jiffy!