Clearing Sentimental Clutter

So often we find ourselves storing their children heirlooms and other possessions. Many times no one wants these but there is still a sense that you are responsible for holding on to them.  When is it ok to let them go and what else can these mementos be used for? Make a digital memory book. Simply having a visualization of an item may invoke a particular memory. Without having to…

Organize for Back to School

And just like that, it’s time to get ready for school again. In order to make the transition from summer to back to school here are some ways to stay organized. With these ideas you can find the perfect way to get your kids back in the swing of things for the new school year with the least resistance. Create a Homework Center Using a serving tray or basket and…

Helping Your Parents Transition to Senior Living

For most, there comes a time in our lives were we know our parents need some assistance and they could benefit from the conveniences and assistance of a senior community. We get a little nervous about them living alone, it is hard for them to keep up with the maintenance their home requires and they are not able to do what it takes to take care of their own needs…

Summer Schedule

Summer is the perfect time to learn and explore with your kids. Here is a schedule that fit a multitude of activities that are enjoyable and fun for your children and family. Lazy Monday: Take it easy and relax! Watch a movie, play in the backyard, play with blocks, color, just do something easy. Take a Trip Tuesday: Visit a museum. Take a trip to the zoo. Walk to the…

Sell Your Stuff

Sell Your Stuff A move is one reason to sell things, but if you aren’t moving selling your items is a great way to declutter your home. There are many avenues in which you can sell your items. How you go about selling your items depends on what the item is and if you are willing to ship. Different items should be sold in different ways, especially if you would…

Easy Pantry Organization

Having an organized and easily accessible pantry is the best way to keep track of what you have on hand and what you need to restock. Being able to see at a glance what you have available to eat or cook makes mealtime all that much easier. Here are a few ideas to get your pantry organized quickly and inexpensively. Blank Slate Before being able to effectively organize you must…

Helpful Tips to Make your Move Easier

Declutter Your Home– Get rid of things you no longer need or that no longer serve a purpose in your home. Give, sell, or throw away as many items as possible. This will save you time packing, moving and unpacking things that you do not need. Pack According to New Location- Pack items that will be placed together in your new home so that everything can be located easily and…

Taking your Garage Back

Garages are often the first place to collect junk. They are big open spaces that you do not have to look at or walk over every day. They are easy targets for items that would not fit in the closet, things you do not want to throw away, or anything else that does not have a set place in the home. However, garage organization does not have to be difficult…