When Something no Longer Serves You

We acquire things typically in two ways – either we inherit (from family or friends) them or we purchase them. Just because we are given something doesn’t mean it is useless. We may not have planned to purchase them but when we have it we use it. Think of a hutch that you can now display entertaining pieces rather than … Read More

Not the Time to Assess Clothing

Summer Clothing

Traditionally, around the first day of Fall, I’d be thinking of what I did and didn’t wear during the Summer season. Dresses unworn, tee shirts that just didn’t seem right, shorts that were uncomfortable and so on. With it being 2020 and the pandemic here for all of this Spring / Summer, what we wore was most likely very different … Read More

Better Late than Never!

Getting things done late is better than never. This is an important lesson.  You get credit for what you finish, not for what you started.  You may be late but doing it is better than not doing it at all. In the home, finishing the laundry is key – washing, drying, folding, putting away.  If you stop in the middle, … Read More

Back to School – Back to Routine

Summer affords us some give. Some give in our schedules and tasks. But, things slip. We get out of the habits of the good things – exercise, working on projects, certain cleaning schedules and more. Even if you don’t have children in school, the beginning of September feels like a mini-New Year. It is a great time to push the … Read More

How much is too much?

I often get asked when working with clients the question “How much is too much of x?” It may be clothing, it may be crafting items, it may be serving platters.  There is no answer I can give!  It has to be determined by the owner of the items. If you have 2 huge closets but you have several bins … Read More

Alliteration for Making Things Easier

Alliteration is all around, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and so on. It makes things easy to remember and creates a habit.  I’ve heard it on the Happier podcast recently and have read about it in other places too so I wanted to offer up a few ways you can make some alliteration slogans that make your life easier! Trouble paying … Read More

Manage Laundry Better

Everyone’s got laundry! I know some do it a lot more often than others (run out of underwear recently?), but you still need to do it!  Most sort into at least 2 categories, dark and light.  One simple time saver is to have 2 hampers!  You can get them for under $10 all over the place and it saves the … Read More

New Acquisition Questions

I am taking this from a blog I am subscribed to, https://unclutterer.com/ We need to be aware and informed about the items we bring into our home.  If you struggle with clutter, you know that more stuff solves nothing.  So, here are some great questions to answer before acquiring something.   Print, put on an index card and laminate with clear packing … Read More

Simple Colors

I recently took a vacation to a cute little town in Vermont.  During my stay at a B&B, my husband noted the mugs and dishes used from the pottery place up the road.  We decided to stop in to check it out. Walking in, it felt like what a massage would look like.  All white walls, light pine floors and … Read More

The Maybe’s

How much of your clutter is “the maybe’s?”  Maybe I will take a trip there.  Maybe I will use that in a project.  Maybe I will fit into those pants again.  These are the things we have questions on and weigh us down with indecision. So, where does all the current trip planning, current projects and current pants stand out?  … Read More