About Sarah Buckwalter

Sarah Buckwalter, Certified Professional Organizer®, has over 17 years of experience running an award-winning organizing business, Organizing Boston. Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC. With a desire to help organize the world, Sarah developed Organizing U. Organizing U offers a professional organizer directory, online courses and virtual organizing services to help people live more organized lives. Organizing U also offers business training programs for Professional Organizers.

Summer Packing Tips

Summer is here and that means vacation – yay! Whether you’re off for a long weekend, or the whole summer, you can’t go anywhere until you pack. I know it’s daunting – no one really wants to have to pack. But, you’ll enjoy your vacation more if you pack smart. There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring:

Organizing Children’s Sports Equipment

If your kids play sports, then you know how much gear goes along with it. There is a variety of items needed for each sport; clothing, pads, helmets, gloves, balls and more! If you have more than one child and they play more than one sport, you may feel inundated with equipment. Most of us have experienced getting to the

Downsizing for Your New Home

Downsizing is a major life transition and can be an emotional process for you and your family members. Whether you’re an empty nester moving out of your longtime family home, or just looking to minimize and simplify your life, a little preparation can help you with the downsizing process. Planning and organizing will help you fit everything you need into

The Impact of Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” in Homes

I have been a Professional Organizer for almost 20 years. When I started, the concept of hiring someone to organize your home was fairly new. Many people had no idea what an organizer was, or what we could do. Over the years professional organizing has grown in popularity. There have been numerous TV shows and books on the subject. But,

10 Tips for an Organized Playroom

As any parent can tell you, having kids comes along with a whole new host of organizing challenges. Kids come with a lot of stuff; toys, stuffed animals, craft supplies, papers and more! Kids are great at making messes and not so great about cleaning them up. It’s no wonder so many parents find themselves in need of organizational help.

Make Your Move Easier

Moving is rated as one of the most stressful events in life, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. With careful planning and organizing, the move process can be smooth and easy. I want to offer you a few simple tips to make moving easier. A little planning and preparation will help ensure you have a successful and stress-free move! Plan

Get Your Papers Organized for 2019

If getting your papers organized is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, the time to start is now! Most of us start off the New Year full of inspiration, but we often lose motivation and by February our resolutions are a past memory. This year, don’t let time slip by. The sooner you get started the sooner you’ll be able

10 DIY Home Staging Tips

It may be cold outside, but the spring housing market is just around the corner. If you are planning to put your home on the market this spring, then staging it is a must! It’s a proven fact that a staged home sells faster than a non-staged home. So, if you want to sell your home faster and for potentially

Pantry Organizing Solutions for the Holidays & Beyond

The holidays are just around the corner and that means more cooking and baking for many of us. If your holidays revolve around making food, then an organized pantry is a must-have! Just think of how much time you’ll save when you have everything you need at your fingertips. Pantries come in all shapes and sizes – from a single

Taming the Tupperware Tiger

No matter how you stack them, Tupperware, plastic or even glass storage containers may be great for storing things, but they are not so easy to store! The good news is; there are some simple and creative solutions out there to help you tame your Tupperware tiger. First things first: cull your collection down to essential and matching pieces. If you