Archives for May 2014

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

What should you de-junk? Perhaps your husband’s rock collection? For 15 years my husband has had a rock collection we’ve been transporting from house to house, which I questioned keeping.  I realized I wasn’t ready to give away my childhood doll collection, so why should I make him give up 20 rocks? I put his rocks in our garden in a forgotten corner for a few years and didn’t think much about it. On my latest dumpster dive adventure I {Read More}

How do I make organization easy?

Make your house easy to clean by working with your family’s habits. What exactly does this mean? It means that when designating “homes” for your stuff, consider the habits your family already has before creating a new home for it, such as if the family kicks their shoes off by the front door, place a basket by the door so it it’s easy to keep the house looking good and the family can feel relaxed and shoe-free.    Designate homes {Read More}