Summer Storage Tips for College Students

Once the college dorms clear out for summer break, all of the laundry, sports equipment, bedding, school supplies and other items are headed right back home to your house! Your child may have left home in the fall organized, fresh and new, but they are often returning jumbled and soiled after the haphazard dash to move out and stuff [...]

Seasonal Closet Organization

Spring is here! That means it’s time to put away all of those bulky coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and boots. Winter wear and gear take up so much more space. So, spring clean and organize your closets and let them breathe again!

The first step in organizing any space is to declutter. As you put away your winter gear, consider [...]

How to organize and store holiday decorations

The holidays are hectic enough without any adding disorganization to the mix. If the experience of packing up the holidays is chaotic, messy, time consuming, or space consuming people tend to do it haphazardly, robbing from the joy of unpacking it next year and making future pack-ups worse. If this is you, here are some tips to organize and [...]

How to organize the linen closet

When the amount of sunlight decreases it can be harder to stay focused and upbeat. Coupled with having to spend more time indoors, many people experience seasonal mood changes. One way to counteract this affect is to keep living spaces organized and free of clutter.

The linen closet is a space that’s easy to ignore. You stuff things in there, [...]

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    Smoke alarms: How to clean them, when to maintain them, where to install them

Smoke alarms: How to clean them, when to maintain them, where to install them

Smoke alarms: a How-to Guide
A fire fighter once told me, “The best way to survive a fire is to prevent it. If you can’t prevent it, you want to use early detection as your shield.”  Early detection means having smoke alarms properly installed throughout your home and maintaining them regularly. These small devices will save your life, but [...]

Deep Cleaning the Kitchen – Part 1

Once in a separate building altogether, kitchens have become the centerpieces of our homes today.  They are now meant for living, not just cooking.  Some modern kitchens have open floor plans that include a great room and a fireplace and some even flow outdoors. But regardless of whether your kitchen dated or updated, it is probably the place where [...]

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    Tips to Simplify Your Seasonal Wardrobe Changeover – Part 1

Tips to Simplify Your Seasonal Wardrobe Changeover – Part 1

While we dread the onset of winter, the thought of getting to wear cozy sweaters, chic wool coats, and warm furry boots gives us something to look forward to. Sad though it may be to pack away the breezy linens, sundresses and flip flops, I always look forward to re-discovering my treasure trove of winter clothing every year. I [...]

Getting the Kids Organized for School

Summer’s not yet over but in many parts of the country the school year has already begun. Here are some tips to help you get the kids organized for the school year well before the homework starts piling up.

Make space
Get started by making space for the new stuff that you know will come in throughout the school year. [...]

How to clean the garage

Summer is a great time to swim, grill and clean the garage. That’s right – summer is the best time to clean out and organize your garage. If you wait until the fall, you’ll be fighting with bad weather and falling leaves. So look at your calendar and set aside one afternoon in the next seven weeks which will [...]

Lighten the {Laundry} Load

Are piles and piles of laundry loading you down? Here are a few quick tips to help lighten up your laundry load, so you’re not overwhelmed with piles of clean, wait, maybe dirty (who knows?!) laundry!

Get your laundry on a schedule.
Are you someone who waits and waits to do laundry until your only clean piece of clothing is [...]