Organizing Theory & Artistry

Month: January 2011

Monthly Recap and Reader Feedback

Monthly Recap and Reader Feedback

This month at Ruly we discussed cleaning–the routine tidying and sanitizing tasks that everyone has to do every day to one extent or another. The focus of this month’s discussion was to consider cleaning from a variety of perspectives and find new insight to inspire […]

Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life

Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life

To give the contrarian perspective on this month’s cleaning theme,  I was intrigued by the title of Mary Randolph Carter’s latest book,  A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life. Unexpectedly,  this is one of my favorite organizing books of all time! […]

Cleaning Standards at the Office

Cleaning Standards at the Office

When most of us enter the workplace, we have little control over our circumstances and our daily activities, workload and space constraints are dictated to us by the boss. This lack of control combined with cost-cutting pressures in the economy in general force most employees […]

Ruly Ruth: How Clean Does Your House Need to Be for Entertaining?

Ruly Ruth: How Clean Does Your House Need to Be for Entertaining?

How clean does your house need to be for entertaining guests? That is the million-dollar question. I’d like to present general conventions. On a daily basis, your house should be as clean as you need to normally function. I would like to think that the […]

Management Secrets from The Cleanest Hotel Chain in America

Management Secrets from The Cleanest Hotel Chain in America

When our family road-tripped across the country last summer, we stayed in numerous hotels.  Since our family travel budget does not afford for luxury accommodations we, like most families, look for clean, safe, affordable hotels with perhaps a few amenities like a swimming pool. Nothing […]