Create a Hub for Paperwork

Not everyone has the luxury of having a home office to deal with paperwork, but that is not entirely necessary. I find that those who have home offices do not always use them for sorting paperwork but tend to gravitate to a move convenient location like the kitchen counter top. You can create a paper management station in the kitchen, on a small desk or a small table. Here are…

Reclaim Your Space

Now that the holidays are done, you begin to realize that your house has taken a beating. With all of the busyness of the season, it is hard to keep up with maintaining organization in the home. Break it down. Don’t be overwhelmed by the entire project but break it down into smaller tasks. Carve out time. Plan uninterrupted time and protect that time. Things will come up to take you away…

Simplify Holiday Shopping

Think back to past years and the presents you received. Did you love them? Do you still have them stashed in a closed unable to part with them because they were a gift from someone you care about? It is the thought that counts, right? This holiday season, keep that in mind while shopping for your loved ones. Instead of creating clutter, let them know you are thinking about them.…

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…