Melissa Bellliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, continues her series for Empty Nesters and offers some helpful ideas on how best to manage the organizing of intangible items while your kids head off to college. The four areas Melissa covers in this post are: Financial, Insurance, Records, and Phone. Checklist of things you can transfer to […]
Perhaps your darling cherubs are returning home from school for the holiday break. We both know that they will expect to come and go as they please without checking in, just like at school, right? That is a topic for another professional! As an organizing professional, I would like to focus on how you can […]
If your children have recently left the nest, you may be surprised at how full your pantry still is. Or maybe you have been coupon shopping or shopping bulk, and now you have 15 boxes of rice pilaf and no idea how you accumulated so many! This post will help you shop your own pantry […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers some suggestions on what to do with your old Halloween costumes that you are ready to discard or donate.
If your children have recently left the nest, you may be surprised at how full your fridge stays or how much lower your grocery bill is. You may still be making meals to feed a family of four or five or a half dozen, and are not sure how to reduce the amounts you are […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers some suggestions for where to donate your unwanted goods. Clothing donations – Google your local thrift store, or try one of these organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters: http://www.bbbsdonate.org/ Vietnam Veterans of America: http://www.scheduleapickup.com/ Goodwill: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ The Salvation Army: www.satruck.org Here is the link to the original Tuesday Tip […]
As you find your nest emptying, are you seeing new possibilities for your surroundings? This post will discuss how to create a new vision for your home as it changes occupants. I used to joke with my son in letters to him at summer camp that I had rented out his room in his absence […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, shares some ideas for ways to honor sentimental items.
My name is Melissa Belliard, and I am one of the Professional Organizers at Living Peace. I have one child (well, young adult of 20) who moved out of the house 2 years ago, and one child on his way to college this fall, so I now qualify as an Empty-Nester in Progress. For those […]
Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer, shares some techniques she used to help stay organized while preparing her son for college.