It’s getting to be that time of year… The holidays will be here before we know it. We’re all aware of the obvious things that need doing, like getting the house clean and decorated before company arrives. But there’s a deeper level of preparation that often gets overlooked.Read More
When you’re sick, you call a doctor. When your car breaks down, you wouldn’t hesitate to call a mechanic. Taking care of your body and your car seem to go without saying. After all, you can’t get around very well without either one of them.
Sometimes the distinction between being a hoarder and being a collector or even nostalgic can be a fine line. Perhaps you started collecting art supplies, or have an assemblage of projects that have been started and you’re waiting for the right time to finish. Maybe your collection of Muppets memorabilia has started spilling out of the room it was intended to decorate.Read More
Aaah, summer. It’s finally here. The kids are home from school, the birds are singing, and your home looks like Mary Poppins lives there, with a place for everything and everything in its place, right?Read More
With summer just around the corner and kids getting out of school, it’s the time of year for vacations, cookouts, and of course, weddings. Whether you’re getting married and combining families or a young couple that’s decided to move in together, combining households can be a major undertaking.Read More
Life is so busy these days that we can all start to feel like hoarders – not necessarily because we collect so much stuff, but because it can be so hard to find the time to organize our homes and the things that we have. And when we do find the time, we just don’t know where to start.Read More
We’ve all been there. Maybe life is just a bit too busy, or maybe you just don’t know where to start, but we all know what it feels like to have clothing all over the floor. This, of course, can lead to several issues that tend to feed off of each other and can actually end up costing more time and energy than it would take to keep clothing organized. For instance:Read More
It’s that time of year again… right in the middle of when all of your tax documents came in at the end of January and the actual deadline of filing your taxes in April. We all know those types who are on top of absolutely everything, and complete their taxes the moment all of their W2s and 1099s are in order. If you are not one of those types, and your documents have not been touched since you placed them somewhere safe while wearing protective gloves, then you may just fall into the category of folks who tend to wait until the last minute.Read More
Our world is seeing an increase in weather disasters (hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes) as well as other potentially life-changing scenarios. Allison Wallis, a mother in Hawaii during the recent false nuclear alarm, shares in this essay how she discovered after it would have been too late that she was woefully unprepared for any real emergency.Read More
We may have the best of intentions and often think to ourselves, “I’ll organize tomorrow; I’ll go through that stuff next week.” But so many of us out there have reached a point where “tomorrow” and “next week” have turned into years or even decades later.Read More
Retirement looks a bit different for everyone. Some may choose to buy an extravagant home or a beach house. But more and more, seniors are discovering and taking advantage of the benefits of downsizing. Here are just a few of the ways downsizing can improve the quality of your life.
One of the most common greetings is, “Hi, how are you?” More and more, the answer to that question for many people is simply, “busy”. It doesn’t really seem to matter what time of year it is, or even what phase of life one is in. The overwhelming consensus is that people have too much to do.Read More
If you’re one of the many who doesn’t find it easy to get and stay organized on your own, you may be thinking about hiring a professional organizer. You might also find that some of the things you currently believe about organizers and what they do aren’t actually true. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about organizers:Read More
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? It may be closer to the end of the year than the beginning, but it’s never too late to prepare for all of the kinds of things life tends to throw our way.Read More
If you find yourself going through a divorce as a man, you’re not alone. There are over 11 and a half million divorced men in America. Of course, statistics don’t make the process any easier. Fortunately, there’s another very important way in which you’re not alone – services that are designed to get you out of the damage-control loop and transition as seamlessly as possible into a single life where you can breathe and enjoy your life.Read More
Summer often brings many schedule changes and events, particularly if you have children. A calendar filled with pool parties, 4th of July, summer camps, vacations, and more can leave our vehicles looking like disaster zones. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with it all, but we’ve got some great tips to help you stay on top of things:Read More
Happy June, happy campers! It just so happens that June is National Camping Month. That perfect time of year to get out and enjoy nature to the fullest. While we may have had a rather strange winter, there’s no denying that the beautiful weather here now is calling us all to come and enjoy.Read More
Ahh, spring! Ok, technically spring started in March, but now we’re really feeling it. Flowers are blooming, the rainy season is over… and taxes are done! It’s time to relax into the beauty of longer days and warmer nights.
That all sounds good, but like any transition, there may be some bumps. For instance, our closets. And dressers. And shelves. And clothes in storage. Having trouble finding your favorite capris? Can’t remember where the most comfortable sandals you’ve ever owned ended up?Read More
It’s April! Flowers sprouting, birds singing, and… taxes. Typically a dreaded affair, this is frequently when we discover exactly where we may be lacking in personal and financial organization. Often this creates a vicious cycle – we realize we aren’t organized, we think it’s too late to start, we fight and struggle our way through getting taxes done, and then we forget about the whole thing until next year, when we’re right back where we started.Read More
Spring is just around the corner. The time of year known for cleaning things out, selling your home, or making a fresh start. Whether you’re ready for a big change or just some spring cleaning, we’ve got some tips to make life a little more organized. Especially if you’ll be moving or downsizing, the first step is always getting organized.Read More