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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If you or someone in your household has food allergies, then organizing your kitchen is essential to keep everyone safe! Organize your kitchen cabinets, pantry and fridge to ensure that no one accidentally eats anything that they are allergic to. In this case, an organized kitchen could literally save someone’s life!
The first step in organizing your kitchen for food [...]
Did you know that the average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash a day! Think about it – with over 318 million people in the U.S., we throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash each day! Yes, billion!
Thankfully more and more people are looking for recycling options for things that were formerly destined for the landfill.
Had enough of your stuff? [...]
Spring is for new beginnings. And after a long winter, there are probably spaces in your home that need a refresh. Like your pantry.
Pantries come in all shapes and sizes – from a single cabinet to an entire closet. I’ve even created a pantry in an unused back hall. No matter the size or space, pantries are great for [...]
Most homes have a drawer (or many!) where random little things get tossed when they have nowhere else to go. We call it the junk drawer because that’s how they usually end up, full of junk! But, your “junk” drawer doesn’t have to be junky. It can be a handy, organized storage space for small, useful items.
Although the term [...]
If one of your new year’s resolutions is to de-clutter and get organized, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the task ahead. I am here to tell you that home organization is not an impossible task and you can achieve your organizing goals with just a few minutes each day. Follow these 17 tips to help you [...]
What? There’s less than two weeks until the holidays? If you find yourself not fully prepared and feeling stressed about your TO DO lists, stop! The holidays aren’t supposed to cause stress. In fact, they don’t. People cause stress. And if you’re that kind of people, you need a dose of Simpli-fa-la-la. Simplify your giving, your shopping, your trappings [...]
You never know what you have until you clean your closet.
I love a clean closet but I have to admit, I hate cleaning it! Closets are like bedroom dresser drawers in the sense that if you don’t properly put your items away neatly, it quickly turns into an unorganized mess.
Not only do I use my beautiful walk-in bedroom closet [...]