Cookie Sheet Work Station

I recently attended a button bracelet making class (yes, it is as cool as it sounds) and discovered a creative way to contain a project with small parts.  Michelle Wilson of Creative Design often beads using a mat made of Vellux on top of a cookie sheet to contain her project while she is working […]

Do You Love It?

At one of Erin’s recent presentations of Inherited Belongings, I was enlightened by some insights brought to my attention.  The topic focuses on how a parent’s downsizing, moving or death can result in accumulation of belongings that end up cluttering your life.  There are a lot of questions we can ask ourselves when we are […]

Don’t Forget Your Library!

I am shocked to see just how many books people keep in their homes and just how infrequently those books are actually referenced.  Don’t forget that you have a library!  They are everywhere and most are free to join.  The amount of resources are abundant and – the best part? You don’t have to find […]

It’s a Family Affair

Keep the lines of communication open in the family.  If one member of the family is working with an organizer, it is essential that he/she transfers skills and ideas to the other family members in a timely manner.  There is nothing worse than attempting a major change in your home only to have it sabotaged […]

Organizing Your Craft Space- Book Review

Jo Packham, author of Organizing Your Craft Space, has written numerous crafting books.  After years of focusing on how to do crafts, she decided it was time to write a book about organizing and making the most of your craft space.  Her book looks at multiple crafts including stained glass/mosaics, rubber stamping/stencling, scrapbooking/paper crafts, beading, […]

Ask For a Pat on the Back

When I have accomplished a task in my home, I am proud of my work and want my husband to acknowledge what I have done.  The problem here? He may not notice what I’ve done because the project I completed is behind a door or was relatively small in the scale of our home.  I […]

Communicate Your Expectations

Communicate Your Expectations

Communication is key when working toward maintaining a home with others.  Everybody is “wired” differently and may not be aware of the the same household tasks that need to be accomplished.  For example, if the dishwasher contains clean dishes, my first thought is, “the dishwasher needs to be emptied as soon as possible.”  My husband […]