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 because others are...
Mar 31 2011 - 5:20pm
Apr 8 2011 - 4:20pm
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 a place for the...
Apr 14 2011 - 2:00pm
Funny how there are just some topics that stir up quite a bit of debate - something that folks feel strongly about and love to convince others to join “their side” of the argument....
May 5 2011 - 4:05pm
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...
May 19 2011 - 9:36am
It just so happens that my kids and I are “Gleeks”, the term used for fans of the show. It’s one of the few programs on TV that we can...
Jun 9 2011 - 5:54pm
Have you seen the television show on TLC called "Extreme Couponing"? The show follows people who use massive quantities of coupons to get rediculous volumes of products. Honestly, is it necessary to keep 100+ tubes of toothpaste in your...
Jun 22 2011 - 8:43pm
When taking on the task of decluttering and possibly rearranging a space, don't forget the impact your changes may have on your pets. You may laugh, but animals, much like humans, are creatures of habit, and when we change their world it can be a little unsettling. I was pleasantly surprised when a...
Jul 20 2011 - 10:39am
My husband quips that I can usually be found at “fine stores everywhere”… and he’s often right. I love to shop.
But I also love to have a selection of clothing that plays nicely together. This is what works for me.
- As soon as I get home I hang up the new items in my closet on my bright red hangers.
- They have...
Aug 24 2011 - 9:38am
I have a bookshelf full of identical wicker baskets holding all different sorts of craft supplies. I like the way they look- nice and uniform on the shelves. But it's been really hard to remember what is in each basket without pulling them all out to find what I'm looking for. I needed labels.
It's easy to slap a label...
Aug 31 2011 - 10:10am
After helping some recently engaged friends move into a new apartment together the bride to be let out a big sigh, looked at me and said, “We need to register for your services!” My response was, “what a great idea!”
Merging households is by far one of the biggest...