Andrea Brundage

Author's details

Name: Andrea Brundage
Date registered: March 24, 2015


Andrea Brundage, MBA is a Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm. Simple Organized Solutions (SOS) was formed in 2003 to serve residential and corporate clients who need help getting organized at home and at the office. I create supportive spaces and supportive organizational systems tailored to each client’s needs. I also work with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) clients who want to do the actual work themselves but desire direction, accountability, and coaching.

Latest posts

  1. Business RadioX: Andrea Brundage, Guest — January 15, 2018
  2. Happy New Year – 2018 Resolutions — January 2, 2018
  3. Holiday Greetings – 2017 — December 20, 2017
  4. Create A Launch Pad — November 17, 2017
  5. Arizona Republic: Condo Living Article — October 16, 2017

Author's posts listings

Jan 15

Business RadioX: Andrea Brundage, Guest

      Business RadioX – Phoenix   I had such a great time in the Phoenix recording studios with Karen Nowicki, Studio Partner at Business RadioX. Karen and I have known each other for several years and being in the studio and chatting with her was if not one day had passed since we …

Continue reading »

Jan 02

Happy New Year – 2018 Resolutions

Get Organized_Andrea Brundage_Professional_Organizer

Achieve your resolutions/goals this year! Resolutions! Goals! At this time of year we often pause, reflect, and take stock of where we have been, where we are right now, and where we want to go. Many of us create resolutions or goals, whether formally or informally. Some resist the idea of resolutions and instead just …

Continue reading »

Dec 20

Holiday Greetings – 2017

Andrea Brundage Professional Organizer Arizona

Below is my December newsletter. If you are not currently receiving this in your Inbox, click on the box to the right for your Free Gift, You will be prompted and will automatically be added to my exclusive SOS newsletter group. Holiday Greetings!   Wishing you all the joys of this special season. May your …

Continue reading »

Nov 17

Create A Launch Pad

A Launch Pad You need one! We all need one! Great, but what is it? A launch pad is a place in your home or office where you place the things that needs to leave your home. A launch pad is a flat surface, and in my case, it is an antique dresser that my …

Continue reading »

Oct 16

Arizona Republic: Condo Living Article

I was recently interviewed by writer, Susie Steckner for an article for the Arizona Republic. Below is the article that was published on October 15, 2017 in the Condo Living section on Page 2 .   If you are moving into a smaller space, or simply are tired of feeling crowded and cluttered, give Andrea …

Continue reading »

Oct 12

Waste: The Costly Affect of Being Unorganized

Waste Waste. Simply stated, being unorganized causes unnecessary waste. Wasted time, wasted money, wasted space, wasted food, wasted energy, and wasted opportunities. As a Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm, I see it every day. From food, to clothes, to toys, to tools, to cars, to miscellaneous collections, we are a wasteful society, and many …

Continue reading »

Sep 29

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Note: links are not clickable on this blog. Email me if you want access to the links contained herein, or sign up for my FREE gift (on the right side of my website) and be added to my newsletter list.      

Sep 11

Preserving Photographs & Family Stories

Photo organizing_Andrea Brundage

Family Photographs: Saving, Sharing & Reliving the Magic Moments   I treasure this photograph of my mom with her mother and father (circa 1929). We have very few photos like this because my grandmother died when my mother was just 5-years old. My mother is turning 92-years old this year. How wonderful is it that I …

Continue reading »

Sep 11

The Psychology of Stuff

How much is too much stuff? Stuff is heavy. I often get asked by clients at our first meeting if I have “ever seen anything this bad.” The person’s body language is usually a dead give-away for internal tension, anxiety, embarrassment, regret, and even guilt. Posture is compromised; eyes may be cast downward and even …

Continue reading »

Aug 26

Organize My Pantry: Host an “Organize You” party!

  A happy client shares her experience with hosting one of my Organize YOU parties. We organized her pantry and it not only was fun, it also provided GREAT results! (read testimonial below). If you viewed this video, you heard the joy in her voice as she shared that her wish – alphabetized spices – …

Continue reading »

Aug 14

Kitchen Cabinet Decluttering Checklist

Cabinet Decluttering Checklist Below is an easy to follow checklist that will help you declutter your kitchen cabinets. I am sure you will find it helpful, however, if you find you get stuck with the project, by all means, give me a call at (480) 382-1085.  This awesome graphic is provided by Tri-Star Cabinet & …

Continue reading »

Jul 25

Does Size Matter?

  What Size House Do You Need to Be Comfortable and Happy? Rarely is getting a bigger house the solution for feeling crowded and claustrophobic in our homes. We simply have too much stuff. No matter the size of your space, make it work for you. Your home should support you whether it is 50,000 …

Continue reading »

Jul 20

A Guide to Help You Declutter your Digital Files

Do You Have Digital Clutter? Digital clutter is a serious problem for most people. Whether it is a phone that is always out of space, an Inbox that contains thousands of Unread emails, or a hard drive that is sluggish because it is so full, digital clutter is a current day problem and it is …

Continue reading »

Jun 19

Office Organization and Productivity

Office Organization Andrea Brundage Professional Organizer Arizona

Office Organization Affects Your Productivity and Peace of Mind Successful business owners need to work in supportive spaces to be effective, efficient, and productive. Here is a corporate office transformation I did with a very successful female executive who was simply overwhelmed. We removed obsolete stuff; processed piles of paperwork; compartmentalized major projects into zones; …

Continue reading »

Jun 01

The Cost of Clutter

What are the real costs associated with clutter? There is a high cost with having clutter and it is not always evident at first glance. Here is an article I recently wrote for Green Living magazine that addresses the subject in more detail. Click here to access Green Living magazine’s June edition. Do you need help …

Continue reading »

May 24

National Moving Day!

andrea brundage professional organizer

Are you planning to move this summer? National Moving Day is always the Tuesday after Memorial Day, and this year it will fall on May 30th. We all know that moving can be very stressful. If you want to reduce the stress, you have to start early. So, what can you do now to prepare? …

Continue reading »

May 18

7-Essential Moving Tips

Summertime Moves Summer is the time of year that a lot of people decide to buy or sell their home. If you or someone you know is in the market to move, you may find these essential moving tips helpful. Make Moving a Breeze Purge, purge, purge! This is the PERFECT time to let go …

Continue reading »

May 04

Closets: Smart Organizing Tips

Clothes hanging in a closet

Organize Your Closets I work with a lot of clients who have bulging, over-stuffed and unorganized closets that drive them crazy. Here is a GREAT article and photo display published by Real Simple magazine. Please do share your own closet stories in the comments below. I do my best to respond to each and every one …

Continue reading »

May 02

#DreamSmallBiz – It is Small Business Week!

It is National Small Business Week! What small business do you support? Which other small businesses in your area can you support? Remember, the dollars you spend in your own community support the entire city or town. #DreamSmallBiz If you are thinking about clearing out the clutter in your home or office and you just …

Continue reading »

Apr 18

Help Animals with Your Discarded Linens

How Cleaning Out Your Linen Closet Can Help Animals Did you know that animal shelters and the Humane Society are happy to receive your discarded towels, comforters, blankets, and some even take furniture? The Arizona Humane Society has three thrift stores in the Phoenix area and they offer a long list of acceptable donations on …

Continue reading »

Mar 30

Organizing Office Space

Project: Organizing A Travel Agent’s Office Space This client reached out to me after finding my website using Google search for Professional Organizers in Arizona. He was impressed by the great reviews from my clients and also noticed that I have done television shows. As a former PR person for the airline industry, this caught his …

Continue reading »

Mar 08

Garage Organizing Project

Garage Organizing Here are Before & After photos of a garage organizing project that is still underway. My client’s goal, “To be able to park Sven in the garage” (Sven is her beloved Volvo SUV). This project has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for my client as these boxes have been sitting in the garage …

Continue reading »

Feb 09

The Best Standing Desk

Would You Consider A Standing Desk? Do you sit at your desk for long periods of time? Do you get up feeling stiff and sore? Are your shoulders killing you after a long day of computer work? If you answered yes, perhaps it is time to consider other, more ergonomically friendly options. has done a …

Continue reading »

Feb 02

Galentine’s Day Time Management Event

Self-Care Through Time Management 9 am to 12 pm, ASU Skysong Time Management is a challenge for a lot of people. We are so busy running around taking care of others that we forget to recharge our batteries and care for ourselves. Register today for this empowering event that features a panel of three well-known time …

Continue reading »

Jan 01

A Fresh Start: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Did you know that “Get Organized” is #2 on the list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? NBC reports that getting organized falls second only to “Get Healthy.” The GOOD news is that getting organized is easily achievable and results can be visible in a few short hours! I am quite confident you cannot …

Continue reading »

Dec 06

Holiday Checklist

holiday checklist

   Holiday Checklist to Make This Season the Merriest Ever! Refer to this simple holiday checklist and enjoy the calm knowing you have everything under control.    Schedule family portraits    Write holiday events and parties on family calendar   Send out Save-The-Date cards       Update list for card mailing   Clean the oven …

Continue reading »

Dec 02

10-Steps To Clear Clutter from Any Room

This dining room project was completed in less than 1/2 day. Turning “Chaos into Calm” (TM) is not just a catchy tagline, it is what we do at Simple Organized Solutions (SOS). Below are 10 simple steps to use to clear clutter and reclaim unusable space: Set up stations/areas for things to Keep, Give to others, Donate, …

Continue reading »

Nov 29

Interview with NPR Radio

Interview with NPR KJZZ radio Below is the link to an interview I did with Christine Estes of NPR/KJZZ radio in Phoenix on the sometimes difficult and emotional conversation we have around passing on our possessions to our children. Photo above is of the table I reference in my interview. Listen here and share your comments below. …

Continue reading »

Nov 08

Holiday Stress & Clutter

  REDUCING HOLIDAY STRESS AND CLUTTER Here is a timely article that I wrote on Holiday Stress & Clutter for Green Living Magazine, (pages 11-12). Read the article here.   If you need help getting prepared for the holiday season, or if you are just sick and tired of trudging through clutter, give SOS a call …

Continue reading »

Nov 01

Are you on the right path?

Fall 2016 Newsletter Fall 2016 Newsletter “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu The plan The photo above was taken during a hike I did with family last fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. The photograph shows a path leading up a hill and then it curves off …

Continue reading »

Oct 24

Organizing Your Affairs

Are your affairs in order? Organizing your affairs is a term we think of when people are presented with a dire diagnosis from a physician. Typically, it means that someone’s life is hanging in the balance, and they may only have a few short months or years to live. And those are the lucky ones. We …

Continue reading »

Aug 24



Aug 02

Newsletter – August 2016

    To receive this awesome newsletter in your Inbox, enter your information on the right side of this page. You will also receive our FREE gift!     Here in Arizona, we have encountered record heat and high humidity this summer and folks like me who live in the hot desert are usually HAPPY to …

Continue reading »

Jul 27

Sonoran Living Show

Sonoran Living Show   Be sure to tune in next Monday, August 1 at 9 AM on ABC15 where I will be talking with the girls about   Organizing for Back to School       Does getting kids ready for school each day totally stress you out? Contact me by clicking below or by calling …

Continue reading »

Jul 26

The Gift of Space

Is your creativity stifled? Give yourself the gift of space. If your creativity is “stuck” perhaps it needs some space and room to flow. Here are a few suggestions to open the flow of creativity: Clear out any clutter in your workspace Remove obsolete, unwanted supplies Organize and straighten up your supplies Display your favorite …

Continue reading »

Jul 02

Client Kudos

Apr 22

Organizing? Plastic Bins Can Help

  This is a guest post from professional writer, Jessica Kane, of Flex-Con, a corrugated plastics company based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. These products are some of the many options available. When in doubt, call a Professional Organizer to help you make a sound decision.   Plastic Containers and Their Many Uses Plastic containers, …

Continue reading »

Mar 07

How To Know When You Need A Professional Organizer

Signs That You Need to Hire a Professional Organizer? If you have read, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and you are still unorganized, you NEED an organizer (by the way, there is no magic). If you experience embarrassment over the condition of your home, you NEED an organizer. If you break out in a cold sweat …

Continue reading »

Feb 15

Cooking Mistakes You May Be Making

Cooking and Organization Tips Cooking can be fun and being organized in the kitchen makes it that much easier! I was quoted in a blog post, “7 Common Cooking Mistakes You’re Probably Making,” written by Bethany Ramos that appeared on  Read Bethany’s very informative article and comprehensive list that will help you improve your own kitchen …

Continue reading »

Feb 08

Kudos from a Satisfied Client

kudos noun ku·dos \ˈkü-ˌdäs, ˈkyü-, -ˌdōs\   Full Definition of kudos 1:  fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement :prestige 2:  praise given for achievement   My heart overflows with joy when my clients take a moment to share kudos about the results and feelings of peace they experience after working with me. In …

Continue reading »

Feb 01

10-Things You Can Accomplish This Year


   Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your New Year is off to a fantastic start and that you are anticipating a great February, the month of love. This month’s newsletter includes a motivating list of 10-things you can accomplish this year brought to you courtesy of Smead Manufacturing Company.         10-Things You Can Accomplish This Year …

Continue reading »

Jan 27

Electronic Clutter

Do You Have Electronic Clutter?   The only way to cope with electronic clutter is to only keep what is currently in use within arm’s reach. As a professional organizer, I often see boxes and drawers filled with outdated, obsolete electronics. Rather than boxing them up or stuffing them into a drawer or box, I …

Continue reading »

Jan 13

Get Organized classes

  2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ, 85282 ~ (480) 222-9620 The “Get Organized in 2016” series is open for registration! Register now for my monthly EMPOWERMENT classes through SCNM’s Thrive public education program. Classes will be held at the beautiful Southwest College of Natural Medicine campus located just west of the the 101 freeway & Broadway Road in Tempe. Register now. …

Continue reading »

Jan 12

Simple Organized Solutions Wins Best of Houzz for Service in 2016!

  Press Release Simple Organized Solutions has won their second consecutive “Best Of Service” award on  Only 3% of houzz Pros win, so this is quite a honor!  The houzz site is a WONDERFUL online place for anyone looking for ideas on building, remodeling, or decorating a space. If you would like to see Before …

Continue reading »

Jan 05

One Simple Thing

Can You Commit to Doing One Simple Thing? I am all about simple, and my associate and friend, Mallary Tytel, Ph.D, has written this amazing book entitled, “One Simple Thing: Simple Tools for Living Your Own Theory of Change.” I love this quote on the back cover, “Your power lies in your ability to influence the …

Continue reading »

Jan 01

7-Organizing Tips To Start the New Year

Happy New Year! 7-Organizing Tips To Help You Get Organized Only keep the holiday decorations that you love. The others should be passed on, donated, or sold. Wrap and pack away the “keepers” in labeled bins for next year. 2. If you still use a paper calendar, set aside 15 to 20 minutes to transfer all the …

Continue reading »

Dec 15

Happy Holidays from Simple Organized Solutions

Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.   May you be surrounded by the people you love. May your home be filled with joy and laughter. May your heart be overflowing with gratitude. May peace and calm be yours during this special time of year.   Tired …

Continue reading »

Dec 01

There is no magic in tidying up

There is no magic to tidying up. There is only a commitment to do the work necessary to remove clutter and to create a calm, peaceful, and supportive environment for yourself and for your family.   Everywhere I go, people are talking about “The Life-Changing Method of Tidying Up.” One woman shared that she was a …

Continue reading »

Sep 18

Get Organized Workshops

  2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85282 Register now for my 4-part “Get Organized” series of workshops to be held at the beautiful Southwest College of Natural Medicine campus located at the 101 & Broadway Road in Tempe. Classes are open to the public and “bring-a-friend” pricing is in effect.  Call to register at 480.222.9620, Monday-Friday between 8 AM …

Continue reading »

Aug 27

SOAR IV 2015 – Year in Review

This women-only workshop is Part IV of a four-part series.  Each of the workshops in this year-long-series has been a stand-alone workshop, so prior attendance is NOT a pre-requisite! When:    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Where:   Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona Time:      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register go to …

Continue reading »

Older posts «