Ending Home-less-ness

I believe that clutter is a state of home-less-ness and it’s time to end this sad condition! Everybody and everything needs and deserves a home, a place to call one’s own.  This is not an impossible task when dealing with our stuff.  Here’s 2 major causes that often result in  home-less-ness: NOT ENOUGH SPACE – […]

Go! Set! READY!

I’ve discovered the secret to keeping dirty dishes from multiplying in our kitchen sink: empty the dish drainer. (If we had a dishwasher, the secret would be emptying the dishwasher.) So much of the clutter and disorganization around us is a result of multi-step tasks being half done.  In her book It’s Hard to Make […]

What Yoda Taught Me about Being Green

My husband Jim and I are big Star Wars fans, so when we saw a talking Yoda at Target a couple years ago, we just had to buy him.  Yoda cost $30, which was a nice chunk of change for us at the time.  But he talked!  He had no practical purpose at all, unless […]

My Little Chat with My Headband

Earlier this week I decided to say goodbye to my favorite headband.  I bought it in Australia when I was studying abroad in 1996.  The past 14 years have not been kind to it.  It’s seen a lot of wear and tear and it’s dropped into the toilet a few times (the toilet was always […]

Time to cut the apron strings?

Not so fast!  I love wearing them in my kitchen. They’re cute, comfortable, and make me feel like Betty Crocker even if I’m microwaving a frozen dinner.  But I ADORE wearing them in my car.  I keep one stashed in the back seat and when the urge to down a latte or gulp a hamburger […]

Organizing with Your Kids: Weeding the Toys

Organizing with Your Kids: Weeding the Toys

In our culture, we have very good skills when it comes to acquiring things, but we have lost (or perhaps never had) the complimentary and very necessary skill of weeding.  Getting your children in the habit of “letting go” of toys they no longer use is good training for the rest of their lives.   […]

Tossing the Bouquet

Thursday was my 8th wedding anniversary, and I’m finally ready to toss the bouquet…for good. My wedding bouquet was beautiful- orange and cream roses, fresia and dark orange tulips.  It was perfect for me and for our wedding day.  It was also a gift from my dear friend Leslie. I’ve kept it all these years.  […]