Read, listen and watch to learn more about Amy's techniques and theories on organizing, as published in a variety of media. If you'd like her assistance in your space, contact her today.
5 Amazing Tips to Organize Your Home Office Space
Read what Amy and other experts say about organizing your work area at home.
Sierra Living Concepts - February 23, 2023
What not to store under the kitchen sink, according to experts
Read about what should and shouldn't be stored under your kitchen sink.
Homes & Gardens - February 15, 2023
21 DIY Kitchen Renovation Tips For a Makeover on a Budget
Read economical tips on how to help create a refreshed kitchen.
Redfin.com - November 13, 2022
The Only 4 Things That Belong on Your Kitchen Counters, According to Pro Organizers
Read what experts, like Amy, suggest make the most sense to stay out on kitchen counters.
The Kitchn - October 13, 2022
Decluttering for Dummies: How to Sort and Organize Loose Papers in Your Home
Read helpful hints about tackling your paper piles.
Realtor.com - March 28, 2022
Why We Hold on to Things We Don't Need - And How to Let Them Go, According to Experts
Better understand why people keep things and learn how to release items that no longer serve you.
Yahoo!Life - January 12, 2022
10 Entryway Shoe Storage Solutions for Every Home
Read about solutions for shoe storage in your home's entryway.
LivingCozy.com - September 21, 2021
Tips for Starting 2022 Clutter-Free: The Experts Advice
Read what experts say are the best ways to start your year without clutter.
Porch.com - December 14, 2021
The Most and Least Squeezed U.S. Metros
Read what kind of storage space is available in homes across the country, and what residents are doing about it.
StorageCafe - August 30, 2021
How to Declutter and Organize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep
Learn steps to take to create a calming bedroom for better sleep.
Sleep.com - March 31, 2021
Homeowner's Guide to Organizing Your Kitchen
Read easy tips on how to fully organize your kitchen.
FamilyHandyMan.com - February 18, 2021
Decluttering for Dummies: Our 5 Step Guide to Making Your Junk Drawer Functional
Read 5 easy ways to create a junk drawer that's not so junky.
Realtor.com - April 2, 2021
Organizing Tips for Your Home
Read this guide for how to get started organizing your home.
Dumpsters.com - January 13, 2021
We Asked 12 Professionals How They Made Their Moves Easier
Learn what professionals do to help make moving go as smoothly as possible.
Hire A Helper Blog - January 5, 2021
13 Ideas For How to Color Coordinate Your Closet And Keep Your Clothes Organized
Learn ideas for color-coding your closet in a way that makes sense for you and how you dress.
InStyle.com - December 18, 2020
12 Household Organizing Ideas for the Holiday Season
Learn ideas for organizing specific to the holidays.
Redfin - December 8, 2020
Post-Holiday Storage Tips Will Make Decorating a Snap Next Year
Read Amy's ideas for packing away the holidays in an orderly fashion.
Tribune Publications - December 2, 2020
Jewelry Storage: The Best Storage Ideas for Your Collection
Read easy ideas on how to best store jewelry.
John Medeiros.com - November 30, 2020
Home Organization: Tips from Professional Organizers
Read an extensive list of questions addressed directly to professional organizers on a variety of topics.
The Porch.com - November 16, 2020
Organization Tips for Living at Home During College
Learn tips and ideas for creating a functional space when living at home and attending college.
PublicStorage.com - September 8, 2020
19 Best Items to Create the Perfect Game Room
Read about the latest products to make your game room the best it can be.
Heavy.com - August 17, 2020
How to Downsize Your Home Quickly and Still Keep Your Sanity
Learn strategies and tips for easy ways to prepare for moving day.
The Spare Foot - May 19, 2020
A Whole New Kind of Closet
Read Amy's guest blog post for Closets by Liberty.
ClosetsbyLiberty.com - April 18, 2020
15 Brilliant Ways to Declutter Your Basement Right Now
Learn quick tips on how to make better sense of your basement.
Best Life - April 24, 2020
What Not to When Selling Your Home: 8 Mistakes You'll Regret
Learn ideas on how to present your home the best way possible, when preparing to sell.
Homelight.com - April 22, 2020
11 Brilliant Organizing Tips to Help You Organize Your Home During Quarantine
Read about projects you can tackle while sheltering-in-place.
Best Life - April 14, 2020
11 Best Kitchen Pantry Storage Options for Stocking Up
Scroll down to read Amy's tips on maximizing your pantry space.
Heavy.com - April 15, 2020
15 Things You're Doing to Your Closet That Professional Organizers Wouldn't
Learn what professionals, like Amy, do in their own closets.
Reader's Digest - March 2020
How to Create a To-Do List That Will Actually Help You Get Things Done
Read Amy's guest blog post about the all-inclusive to-do list.
Fixer.com - January 30, 2020
Take the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge
Read a 30-Day guide to a less cluttered home.
Dumpsters.com - January 10, 2020
Things Professional Organizers Would Never Do In Their Own Homes
Read what Amy (and others) never do at home.
Reader's Digest - October 2019
This 5-S Japanese Principle Will Help You Declutter Your Desk & Keep It Organized
Learn what 5-S is and how it can help you stay on task at your desk.
Good Men Project - July 23, 2019
How to Put Impractically Small Kitchen Cabinets to Good Use
Learn Amy's ideas for making the best use of those awkward spaces.
MarthaStewart.com - July 5, 2019
Home Organizers' Top Organizing Tips for Seniors
Read Amy's tips for helping seniors have less stuff and more space.
The Dolly Blog - June 14, 2019
Experience 'Kondo' Living
Learn what it's really like to attempt a minimalist lifestyle.
Fair.com - February 26, 2019
How to Keep Comic Books in Mint Condition with Proper Storage
Read how to keep your comic book collection in the best condition possible, with tips from Amy and more.
Quality Comix - July 12, 2019
This 5s Japense Principle Will Help You Declutter Your Desk And Keep It Organised
Learn what 5S means and how you can apply it to your own work space.
Medium.com - May 8, 2019
The Drop Zone
See Amy's tip for your landing place at home.
Better Homes & Gardens: Secrets of Getting Organized - January 2019
Under Bed Storage
See Amy's tips for under bed storage, as showcased in the magazine.
Better Homes & Gardens: Secrets of Getting Organized - January 2019
How to Organize the Home Room by Room, Part 8: The Home Office
Read expert's ideas on how to create a functional home office.
Dumpsters.com - November 21, 2018
How to Declutter Your Home for Simple Living
Read tips from 15 experts on ways to easily make life simpler.
UpJourney - November 6, 2018
41 Things You Can Get Rid of Today for a More Organized Home
Read tips on things you can get rid of without thinking too hard or stressing too much.
Simple Most - March 2018
It's Time to Deal with That Dreaded Junk Drawer...Here's How
Read tips and ideas for tackling the ever-elusive junk drawer.
The Spare Foot - March 13, 2018
Getting to Know Your New Community After You Move
Read some ideas for connecting with your new community after moving into a new home.
The Spare Foot - November 28, 2017
Smart, Creative Ways to Keep Footwear Organized
Read interesting ideas on how to store your shoes!
The Chronicle Herald - May 4, 2018
How to Organize Your Home Room by Room, Part 7: The Mudroom
Read expert's ideas on how to create a functional mudroom or entry area.
Dumpsters.com - April 26, 2018
What is a Lazy Susan? How a Traditional Turntable Can You Help Tidy Up
Read some of the pros and cons to using a Lazy Susan.
Realtor.com - April 18, 2018
8 Things Even Normal People Hoard: How Many are Hiding in Your Home?
Learn what eight things might be lying around the house that you can let go of now.
Realtor.com - May 15, 2017
Bookmark This: 12 Beautifully Novel Ways to Organize Your Books
Read some interesting ways to showcase your book collection.
Realtor.com - March 7, 2018
10 Organizing Secrets Pros Don't Usually Share for Free
Read ideas that may change the way you organize.
Make it Better Magazine - January 24, 2018
The Best Desktop
Read an incredibly thorough review of desktop organizers.
The Wire Cutter - January 5, 2018
How to Get Rid of Kid's Toys Without Tears
Read strategies to gently involve children in the getting rid of process.
Fatherly - November 2, 2017
10 Things to Know About Portable Storage Containers Before You Book
Read things to consider when using a portable storage container.
The Spare Foot - October 19, 2017
Which is Better for Moving: Rental Trucks or Portable Moving Containers?
Read pros and cons to consider when moving yourself to a new location.
The Spare Foot - September 28, 2017
How to Stay Organized When Unpacking in a New Home
Read how to make sense of everything just after moving in.
The Spare Foot - August 1, 2017
Should You Move on Christmas?
Read some food for thought when considering a move on Christmas.
The Spare Foot - December 20, 2016
A Parent's Guide to Storage for Returning College Students
Read tips that will help curb dorm room clutter during summer and winter breaks.
The Spare Foot - May 26, 2016
Listen to Amy and other experts talk about learning to say no (and practicing it).
Rework Podcast by Basecamp - September 2017
The House Organizing Tips You Need to Get the Job Done
Learn some tips to help you get started with your organizing project.
The Epoch Times - September 9, 2017
Getting Ahead Under the Bed
Read great ideas for storage under the bed.
News Press Now - August 1, 2017
10 Expert Tips to Keep an Organized Bathroom
Read ten practical pieces of advice for creating an organized bathroom
Huffington Post - August 23, 2017
Three Rooms to Unpack First in Your New Home
Read some great tips on best practices for unpacking quickly after moving.
The Spare Foot - August 21, 2017
2017 Best of Chicago
Read why Amy won Chicago Magazine's Best Home Organizing Expert 2017.
Chicago Magazine - August 2017
Should You Store Baby Gear for Your Next Kid?
Learn how to figure out if those baby items are worth hanging on to.
The Spare Foot - July 6, 2017
30 Little Chores You'll be Glad You Did a Year From Now
Read about the small things you can do today to make your year even better.
Reader's Digest - Jun 2017
11 Steps to an Organized Garage (Plus the Products to Keep it That Way!)
Read easy tips to make your garage organization go smoothly.
Make it Better Magazine - July 18, 2016
5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Easier Than Ever
Read some easy ways to make your spring that much better.
1-800-Junk-Relief.com - May 22, 2013
Meet Amy Trager, Certified Professional Organizer
Read more about Amy and all that she has to offer.
Voyage Chicago - July 5, 2017
5 Creative Ways to Store Pet Food
Read some fun tips from Amy about how you can store pet food.
Be Chewy - April 20, 2017
The Professionals Round Table
Listen to Amy discuss her entrance into the industry and how she helps her clients now.
Empire Radio Now - March 24, 2017
How to Organize Your Home by Feb. 1 in Less Than an Hour a Day
Read how to take small, realistic steps to a more organized home in one month.
House Logic - January 2017
Toy Storage Can Make Your Life Easier
Read some great ideas about how to make the most of your toy storage space.
Zing! by Quicken Loans - December 27, 2016
7 Ways to Make Room For Working Out at Home
Read how to make space in your home for whatever kind of exercise you'd like to practice.
The Spare Foot - January 2, 2017
50 Organizing Tips You'll Wish You Knew All Along
Read some great insider tips for getting organized.
Reader's Digest - December 2016
Happy Healthy Home
Order the book that features Amy's chapter, "Declutter Your Home."
Happy Healthy Home - Winter 2016
The Secrets of Deep Work
Watch and learn how to make the most of your time by learning to focus.
CrusherTV.com - November 29, 2016
6 Reasons Letting Go Of Stuff Is Hard (And What To Do About It)
Learn the reasons why we all hang on to more than we need.
MakeSpace.com - November 28, 2016
12 Ways to Ensure the Holidays Don't Leave You With Clutter in the New Year
Read 12 great tips for making an organized start to next year.
EliteDaily.com - November 20, 2016
9 Ways to Get Organized Now
Learn ways to motivate yourself to get to work and stay there.
Mental Floss - October 2016
The No-Stress Guide to Moving In With Someone New
Read tips on making a smooth transition to living with someone new.
Self Storage - August 2016
Read some quick ideas to jump start your organizing.
Spirit of Women Magazine - Fall 2015
The Good Life Guide to Decluttering
Read Amy's tips on pantry organization, as well as other expert ideas for the rest of the house.
Dr. Oz Magazine - October 2015
Moving on Labor Day: Good Idea or Not So Much?
Read about some things to consider before moving over Labor Day weekend.
The Spare Foot - August 29, 2016
How Getting Organized Can Change Your Life
Read real life accounts from Amy and others about working with their clients.
The Spare Foot - July 20, 2016
How to Start Decluttering Your Home: 15 Actionable Tips from Certified Professional Organizers
Read tips from Amy and other certified organizers on where to start your organizing project.
MakeSpace.com - July 5, 2016
45 Pro Tips & Ideas that Make Organizing Your Closet a Breeze
Read great ideas for easy closet organization.
Simplyss.com - May 23, 2016
Achieving Balance and Creating Peace with Organizing
Listen to the class Amy taught with colleague, Suzy Hart, at the NAPO 2016 Conference in Atlanta.
NAPO 2016 - May 21, 2016
Easy Tips for Creating a Decluttering Plan
Read for tips on how to make a plan of attack in order to declutter your home.
The Fill - May 31, 2016
How to Organize Your Craft Room – Tips from Pros
Read for tips on how to organize your creative space.
Cutting For Business - May 25, 2016
Expert’s Answer: What’s the Best Way to Store Outdoor Gear?
Read for tips on how to store items for outside entertaining.
BED BATH & BEYOND - May 19, 2016
10 WAYS TO USE YOUR TAX RETURN TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME
Ideas on how to use your tax refund for home improvement projects
Self Storage - May 11, 2016
The Easy Way to Clean a Red Wine Spill and More Must-Know Cleaning Hacks From Professional Housekeepers
Household cleaning and organizing hacks to fix the inevitable spills and messes
GLAMOUR - April 21, 2016
Avoid the April Blues: 6 Ways To Organize For Tax Season
Read for tips on organizing during tax season!
The Spare Foot - March 4, 2016
A Simple Guide to Decluttering Your Kitchen
Read great, easy tips on making sense of your kitchen.
The Berry - March 2, 2016
Hot to Store Kitchen Appliances and Serving Ware
Read tips on storing your overflow kitchen items.
The Spare Foot - February 3, 2016
How to Make Your Home Into a Learning Haven
Read tips and strategies for creating a study/work space that makes productivity easier than before.
Huffington Post UK - January 1, 2016
Don't Go Postal! 6 Creative Ways to Tame Your Mail Mess
Read six easy ways to handle all the mail coming in everyday.
Above & Beyond - January 20, 2016
5 Tips to Tame Your Tardiness
Read Amy's 5 Tips for getting out the door on time.
Long Island Pulse - January 11, 2016
7 Organization Hacks For Your Desk So You Can Be Even More Productive
Read 7 great ideas for getting your desk to work for you instead of against you.
www.bustle.com - November 16, 2015
How to Organize Toys to Get Playtime Under Control
Read some easy ideas for creating a play space that even the kids can help keep organized.
PublicStorage.com - September 14, 2015
5 Smart Storage Solutions for Organizing Your Garage
Read 5 tips about how to make the most of your garage space.
The Spare Foot - July 2, 2015
Organizing is the Arrangement of Your Stuff
Listen for some insight into Amy's organizing process and how she's grown in her practice over time.
OrganizeMindfully.com - June 24, 2015
Tips for Keeping Your Mail Organized
Learn some strategies for keeping paper clutter at bay.
HGTV.com - May 2015
Making Sense of the Mudroom Drop Zone
Read ideas for creating an organized entrance to your home.
HGTV.com - May 2015
Overwhelmed by Organizing? Here's Help
Read about ways to make the organizing process less stressful.
HGTV.com - May 2015
Too Much Junk in Your Storage Unit? Here are 6 Outdated Items to Clear Out
Find out which items you can readily get rid of from your storage space.
The Spare Foot - April 20, 2015
16 Expert-Recommended Steps to Spring-Clean Your Kitchen
Create the healthiest kitchen you can with tips from Organizers and Dietitians.
LiveStrong.com - April 7, 2015
Which Type of Storage Tenant Are You?
Learn what storage personality you may have and ideas on how to work with it.
The Spare Foot - April 7, 2015
How to Properly Store Baby Furniture and Clothes
Read ideas on how to best make your baby's items last for years.
Self Storage Finders - March 21, 2015
10 Ways to Cope with a Tiny Kitchen
Read some great ideas for making the most of small kitchens.
Paste Magazine - March 9, 2015
Making the Most of Space Under the Bed
Read some great tips on what to keep under the bed and how to best store it.
Self Storage Finders - February 19, 2015
Read tips on how to best keep your desk organized for a productive day.
CNN Money - January 30, 2015
Long Forgotten Storage
Read some ideas on how to tackle a storage space that hasn't been looked at in years.
The Spare Foot - December 23, 2014
Storing Wedding Gifts
Read some great organizing ideas on how to merge households after getting hitched.
Storage Talk - October 6, 2014
File This Under Tips to Tidy Up Your Desk
Read some guidelines for clearing off your desk and having successful filing systems.
Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2014
How to Organize Your Storage Unit
Read great tips on making the most of your off-site storage.
Life Storage - May 28, 2014
Decluttering Your Bookcases
If you love books, but can't figure out how to best showcase them in your home, read on.
Washington Post - May 14, 2014
Organization is Key for a Safe Backyard
Read about the many reasons your backyard and pool could use some organization.
Pool Spa News - May 2014
Spring Closet Cleaning
Learn some great tricks for making closet organizing a breeze.
Women's Health Magazine - March 2014
7 Ideas for Getting Organized this Spring
Watch Amy and a colleague provide some great tips for organizing outside of the box!
WGN Morning News - March 19, 2014
The Ultimate Whole House Organization Guide
Learn ideas to help organize every room in your home.
Pottery Barn Blog - January 13, 2014
8 Ways to Reorganize and Refresh Your Home Office
Read tips on how to make your office work for you, and not against you.
Pottery Barn Blog - January 4, 2014
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Amy appeared in the episode 'The Last Clear Spot' helping Dale and Jessica clear their home.
TLC - October 30 2013
Clean, Declutter, Discard: Make a House Shine for Resale
Read tips about clearing out your home before it goes on the market.
RealtorMag.com - October 2013
Read ideas about why Fall Cleaning is just as important as Spring Cleaning.
Chicago Tribune - September 1, 2013
Kenmore Couponista Challenge - Refrigerator Tips
Watch clips from Amy's appearance at this event focused on saving money and time in the kitchen.
Kenmore Live Studio in Chicago - August 6, 2013
Your Stress Less Back to School Planner
Read about how to plan out back-to-school tasks for less stress, created by Amy and other export organizers.
Working Mother Magazine - August 2013
Donate, Shred & Recycle
Read about a great event that NAPO-Chicago held for the community.
Chicago Tribune - July 20, 2013
10 Ways to Keep Your Closet Organized
Learn some great tips for managing your closets.
New Home Source - July 2013
Making the Move: Packing Tips, Part 1
Read ways to make moving easier than ever.
New Home Source - July 2013
Making the Move: Packing Tips, Part 2
Read more ways to make moving easier than ever.
New Home Source - July 2013
Ask the Experts: How to Organize Your Desk
Read simple ways to make and keep your desk tidy.
Women's Forum - July 2013
Help Kids Cut Through the Clutter
Read some great ideas on how to help your child let go of extra toys and games.
Make It Better Magazine - June 2013
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Amy appeared in the episode "Leading a Double Life," helping Denise clear her home.
TLC - April 24, 2013
Just in (Suit)Case
Read about organized and easy packing for all your trips and vacations.
Rockettes.com - May 7, 2013
Listen to the podcast about storage concerns in Chicago and everywhere.
The Decluttered Home Online Radio - February 21, 2013
Create a Stress-Free Morning Routine
Read Amy's tips on getting you and the kids out the door and on time, every morning.
Make it Better Magazine - January 2013
Get Organized Month, 2013
Listen to the podcast about getting organized in January.
"Mix Matters" WTMX 101.9FM - January 13, 2013
Getting Organized in 2013
Watch Amy provide product suggestions for common clutter pitfalls.
ABC 7 Chicago - January 2, 2013
A Stress-Free Move
Read some ideas for making the most of a small space.
Glenview and Lakeview Patches - November 13, 2012
Put Nooks, Crannies to Work
Read some ideas for making the most of a small space.
Chicago Tribune - July 13, 2012
Get Organized Month
Listen to the podcast about National Get Organized Month.
"Mix Matters" WTMX 101.9 FM - January, 11, 2012
Read tips on choosing holiday decorations when the kids don't live at home anymore.
Chicago Tribune - December 7, 2011
Time to Organize
Read tips on getting organized before and after your wedding.
Richmond-Times Dispatch - November 30, 2011
A&E HOARDERS :: Episode: Judy/Jerry
Amy assisted on an episode of A&E's Hoarders.
A&E HOARDERS - originally aired November 7, 2011
Getting Organized for School
Listen to the podcast about back-to-school organizing.
"Mix Matters" WTMX 101.9 FM - August 15, 2011
Where the Experts Shop
Read where Amy shops.
Chicago Magazine - March 2010
Reboot Yourself in 2010
Read Amy's tip for getting organized in the New Year.
The Red Eye - January 4, 2010
Watch Amy discussing the ins and outs of organizing on WCIU-TV's public affairs show.
26 N. Halstead - September, 2008
Ask the Organizer Panel
View part of the "Ask the Organizer" Panel that Amy participated in at the 2009 NAPO Conference.
2009 NAPO Conference - April, 2009
Spring Clean Up
Alex Perez of NBC 5 Chicago asks Amy how to make the most of your spring cleaning efforts.
NBC 5 - March 2009
Watch Amy's Organizer's Tip of the Day.
OrganizingConnection - September 2008
Woman Struggles to Overcome Hoarding
Watch as Amy begins the process of working with a chronic hoarder.
Fox News Chicago - September 28, 2007
Hoarding Can Be a Sign of Other Problems
Watch how Amy helped a chronic hoarder reach her goals for living a new life.
Fox News Chicago - July 23, 2007
A Playroom Everyone Can Enjoy
Read Amy's online article about how to make the most of your toy room or play area.
Remarkable Woman Magazine - Spring 2007 Issue
Organize to Simplify Your Life
Read Amy's article about getting organized in the New Year.
Joliet Herald News, Lifestyles section - January 12, 2007
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
Read the article Amy co-published with Dr. Nina Collins about the emerging profession of Professional Organizing.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences - September 2006
Five Ways To Prepare for Disaster
Read Amy's tips on how to better be organized in case of a large-scale disaster.
Chicago Tribune, Home and Garden Section - September 3, 2006
Say Goodbye to Clutter
Watch the video of Amy volunteering with other organizers to help a family get their basement reorganized.
CBS Early Show - Jan. 25 2006
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