Have Yourself a Clutter-Free, Merry Christmas!

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Before you know it, you have gotten yourself so overworked and stressed that you are acting like the Grinch. Take a breath, grab a cup of your favorite hot drink, plop in your coziest chair and take a few minutes to evaluate your plans for Christmas this year.  Start by asking yourself these…

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.…

How to Organize Your Refrigerator

Just like the pantry, an organized refrigerator lends itself to healthy eating habits. So, it’s time to get rid of those lingering holiday leftovers and make room for healthy, fresh food. PURGE – Get rid of expired leftovers, food that you won’t or shouldn’t eat, and old condiments. After you’re done, make a list of healthy items to purchase on your next grocery trip. CLEAN – Get rid of sticky spills…

Alternatives to gift-giving this holiday season

The holidays are upon us again! This season can be one of the best times of the year, offering many opportunities to spend time with loved ones and enjoy special traditions. One of these traditions is gift-giving – and while giving and receiving can be a heartfelt expression of love, it can also lead to lots of unnecessary clutter and expense. This year, consider cutting costs, clutter, and consumerism like one…

How to help seniors cope with lifestyle changes

Over the holiday season, it’s common for families to notice their senior loved ones experience more physical or cognitive struggles than usual, making it difficult for them to participate in celebrations and traditions. These changes may signify that it’s time for them to make the transition to a senior living community. While this transition can present wonderful new opportunities, such as increased social options and greater support with everyday tasks,…

The health benefits of de-cluttering

October might conjure up images of sweaters, pumpkin lattes and Halloween celebrations, but it also happens to be health literacy month! And while piles of leaves add festivity to this autumnal season, piles of clutter and an endless, unfulfilled mission to get organized can actually impact your physical and mental health in the same way a poor diet or lack of exercise does. Here are just a few ways clearing…

Getting Organizing for the Holidays

You are probably wondering why we are talking about the holidays when it still feels like summer. The reason why we are talking about getting organized for the holidays is that I have seen so many clients have great intentions to host a party or family gathering in their home year after year, but it never happens because they did not start planning soon enough.  Believe it or not, now…