Practical tips for organizing your home maintenance records

February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
home maintenance

If you own a home, you know that a home requires care and upkeep in the form of repairs, renovations and regular maintenance. There are systems you can put in place to organize home maintenance paperwork including receipts, service providers and projects. Your first consideration when organizing home maintenance items is to decide whether  you…

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The Importance of Being Ready to Let Go

January 20, 2018
ready to let go?

How do you work up the courage to let some of your belongings go? If you contact me for hands-on organizing assistance, I will ask you if you’re ready to let go and edit your things. It’s crucial for you to be in the right frame of mind in order to have a less cluttered,…

Best Tips for Downsizing Seniors with Love

January 8, 2018
Downsizing for Seniors

Downsizing for a loved one before a move to assisted living or other senior housing is more challenging when he or she isn’t able to wholly participate in the downsizing process. You can get through it with the following measures. Start sooner rather than later when helping sort and edit things. Shorter work sessions are…

12 Days of Simple yet Meaningful Gift Ideas

December 12, 2017
christmas gift

Gifts can be meaningful and fun without adding more stuff to the recipient’s life.  If this is important to you but you need some inspiration, use this list.   Many of these gifts are available online which is perfect for last-minute shoppers. Days of Meaningful, Clever Gift Ideas  A one-year membership to Amazon Prime for the music,…

Clever and simple gifts that don’t add clutter

December 11, 2017

What do you give the person who has everything…..or the person that literally has EVERY-thing?!    You may be reluctant to add more stuff to their life but want to express your love or gratitude.  Consider gifts that are temporary, for example, consumables or seasonal plants that have a short lifespan (especially at my house…

Start Tackling Basement Clutter Without Freaking Out

November 17, 2017

  Homeowners in the Midwest are fortunate to have additional living and storage space in our basements. Basements can also be the most cluttered space in our homes because they are a super convenient area to squirrel away things we are undecided about. But basements have limits, and even though the clutter is hidden, it…

Treasure the memories, free yourself from the stuff

November 3, 2017
antiques

It isn’t easy to part with furniture, antiques, collectibles and other inherited family heirlooms. That’s OK unless your sentimentality has maxed out your basement storage or required long-term rental of an off-site storage unit. You would think it would be simple to let these family pieces go when they don’t fit in our space or…

Organize and create a convenient workout space in your home

October 20, 2017

In addition to hands-on organizing with my clients, my other life-long passion is nutrition and working out. I’m not talking about hardcore, sweat-fest workouts (I don’t like to sweat) but workouts that keep me strong and healthy.   My office is also my workout space because I find it more convenient.  I don’t have to…

Tips to make your grocery shopping a more pleasant experience

October 6, 2017
tips to make grocery shopping pleasant

  If you arrive home from the grocery store with bags full of food, but there’s nothing in the bags that will help you put together dinner, perhaps these tips will help you. A trip to the grocery store without a list, AKA winging it, will undoubtedly cost you more time and money. I promise…

Things to do before your baby moves in

September 22, 2017
things to do before baby moves in

Organize and prepare your home a few weeks in advance of your baby’s arrival so you’re able to snuggle with your new family member as much as possible. Shop early for essentials — delivery dates are only an estimate. If you’re a mom-to-be in a nesting phase, use it to your advantage instead of wasting…

How to simplify your laundry routine

September 8, 2017
simplify laundry

Laundry … it’s tedious and non-ending and the last thing most of us want to do on a weekend. If it accumulates quickly, change your routine in order to keep up with the piles rather than catching up on weekends. Here are some tips to simplify and streamline laundry: Maybe life has thrown you the…

Good reasons for not buying things ahead of time

August 18, 2017
Good reasons for not buying things ahead

We all have things in our home that we have purchased for the future. These may be items for a new home, a project, or future children. They were probably on sale or simply caught your eye. It’s OK to think ahead and prepare for the future but sometimes we can get carried away and…

It’s not the stuff in life that matters

August 4, 2017
It's not the stuff that matters

“All you need is love,” according to The Beatles. It’s not the stuff that matters. In fact, owning less stuff will positively change your life.  Short on time? Save time, shop less. Stop acquiring more things that need to be laundered, dusted, organized, etc. Short on space? Make space by decluttering and donating your excess.…

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