Amanda LeBlanc

A Peek Inside Mayor Bell’s Office

I decided to take a peek inside one of the most well-known offices in Birmingham: the office of Mayor William Bell. I have to admit that the office is the hardest place for me to keep straight, even as organized as I am. I was more than excited to talk with a man who has more on his plate than most and find out just how he does it.

Closet Envy

The house was everything I thought it would be and more—a sleek, modern design offering breathtaking views. As I entered the closet, I thought, “How could anything in this house be less than perfect? What am I doing here?” Then, I saw it: a closet that was anything but fitting for this beautiful home and even more beautiful client.

Here Comes Santa Clause

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, it should be, but for many, it’s a time of stressing about company coming to town and spending more money than we should to find that perfect gift.

Creating a Peaceful Retreat

Met Karen. Karen is divorced and raising a daughter on her own. She has a good job with a good income, but the job and the pressures of raising her daughter, as well as taking care of her home, are all weighing heavily on her happiness. At the end of a long day, she comes home to a pile of bills and things to do. When she can no longer hold her eyes open, she makes her way to her bedroom, which is the least of her concerns.

“O” is for Organization

Does organization lead to straight A’s for our children? by Amanda LeBlanc   Our kids are back in school, and fall is in full swing! It’s a fresh start, a new beginning. They feel a sense of excitement and we want to give them the best opportunity for success. There are simple things we can… Read More

Get Motivated!

Work smarter, not harder. by Amanda LeBlanc How do you motivate yourself when you just want to pull the covers over your head and make the world go away? I wish I had a tried-and-true, perfect answer that could snap you out of the doldrums and make you jump up to complete even the most… Read More

Time is Running Out

Get to those summer projects now. by Amanda LeBlanc I have so many people stop me on the street to tell me about the projects they are working on in their home or to ask my advice. I am thrilled to see people making an effort and always happy to help. At no time do more… Read More

On the Road Again

Know what to pack, and how to pack. by Amanda LeBlanc Here comes summer and boy are my kids thrilled. Although, I have to admit, I am, too. My kids are at such a great age, and I just want to soak up every minute I can with them. I’m also tired of fighting my… Read More

HELP! I can’t do this on my own!

by Amanda LeBlanc There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t get asked from one person or another, “Why can’t I do this myself?”  Of course, I’m talking about organizing and clearing the clutter from your life. I think there is a misunderstanding that organizing is some natural innate ability, especially among women…. Read More

Down to the Penny

De-cluttering your finances. by Amanda LeBlanc It’s tax time, which causes anxiety and stress for many. We always promise ourselves that next year we will be better organized. I always say, “Financial disorganization is the worst disorganization.” If you are looking for a place to start organizing your life, look at your finances first. Debt,… Read More

Busy Mom…Busy Life!

Busy mom…Busy life! by Amanda LeBlanc Over the past few weeks, I have been asked over and over again what advice I have for the busy mom. Not just the busy mom, the mom who is so busy that she does not have time to think about organization. I have a few steadfast tricks I… Read More