Decluttering the Catch-All Room

You know that room that used to be a child’s bedroom but now you barely recognize it? They left and it became a little of everything – guest bedroom, office, exercise room, craft area. With too many purposes, the room becomes a space that is not functional – a dumping ground where you stash things you don’t know what to do with. Follow these three steps to begin to enjoy…

Creating a Home Inventory

September is National Preparedness Month.  After seeing the recent damage done by Hurricane Harvey and with fires blazing in other parts of the country, it is the perfect time to consider what you would do if you were to face the loss of your home. Insurance experts recommend that you have a home inventory, which is a detailed documentation of your home and its contents.  Here are some simple guidelines…

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…