Reclaiming your House from your Grown Up Children

Reclaiming your House from your Grown Up Children

Is your basement, attic or garage filled with items that are not yours??

Do you dream of creating a den, a craft room, home office or even a peaceful sanctuary room?

Could it be that your grown up children left behind mounds of stuff but you don’t know how to get them to remove it?

You’ve worked hard and have a vision of happiness that includes getting your house just how you want it.  You just need a plan.

Never fear!  We have tips on how to get it cleared out.

 

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Organizing an Easier Move

Organizing an Easier Move

As we welcome the Spring flowers and warmer weather, for many people Spring also means Moving Season.

Or at least, the kick off season to selling a home. Families are preparing to move in the summer and hope to be settled by the beginning of the new school year.  With a little planning ahead, an experienced Home Organizer can make your move easier.  Follow these tips to get you started.

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Living Well in Small Spaces

Living Well in Small Spaces

With the growing popularity of the Tiny House Movement we can see changes in the way that Americans are defining their ideal home.

More and more, people are dreaming about or deciding to live in small spaces. We chat with friends about downsizing. We're inspired by weekend trips to Ikea, imagining ourselves living happily in 300 square feet. What is it about these tiny spaces that seem so appealing?  

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THE RULES for a Tidy Kid's Room

THE RULES for a Tidy Kid's Room

Keeping your kid’s room neat is a challenge for both kids and their parents. 

Most kids of any age seem completely unconcerned about the neatness of their bedrooms which can be a source of frustration for their parents. 

Every single child I have worked with on straightening up and organizing their bedroom has expressed relief and pride in having a tidy room. 

Shouting at them to clean up doesn’t help, and doing it yourself is not a solution.  They probably do not know how.  No worries! You can take charge of this!

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5 Tips for an Organized Home

5 Tips for an Organized Home

Home organizing doesn’t have to be complicated. 

Many of my clients feel overwhelmed because they don’t know where to begin.  These 5 tips are the fundamental principles to guide you in starting a home organizing project and keeping your home permanently organized.

Perhaps you heard your mother or grandmother say, “A place for everything and everything in its place”, but I bet you never had a real sit-down lesson in how to manage your home.   

Here are the 5 basic principles for having an organized home.      

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The Capsule Wardrobe

The Capsule Wardrobe

Have you heard of the capsule wardrobe?  It’s the silver bullet for looking good, reducing “what am I going to wear” frustration and keeping to a reasonable clothing budget. 

 

I’ve always been envious of traditional cultural dress for women like the Indian Sari, Asian Kimonos, or Kenyan Kanga.  Women have a few pieces or sets.  Some are casual and some are more formal, but they always know what they are going to wear and that it will look beautiful and be functional.  I’ve often imagined myself wearing a beautiful Sari to work or to my kids' school events, but the happiness is cut short when I think of the strange stares or questions I’d get too because I don’t look remotely Indian.   I’m not that brave.  We in America have too many clothing choices and I admit sometimes I have made poor ones. 

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The Prosperous Home

The Prosperous Home

“Live long and Prosper”, said our Vulcan friend Mr. Spock. 

So, did he mean, live long and make tons of money or was it something more profound and meaningful?  Prosperity in it’s true sense is comfort, security, well- being and good fortune. 

A prosperous life is a flourishing life.  

Our home is the area of our lives from where everything else springs.  It is the place where we have the most control.  How we chose to create and define that space emanates to our life outside the home.  Creating a prosperous home is a two-part process, where each works to support the other. 

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