How to Raise a Minimalist

How to Raise a Minimalist You love your children. The avalanche of stuff that seems to come with them? Not so much. Help them feel more joy with fewer things. By LISA ARMSTRONG, October 22, 2018 If y...

Make a List

A little list-making today will save you major headaches in the event of identity theft. Keep these in your bank box and/or home safe. Record a list of all your account numbers and corresponding phone...

Let’s Make A Goal! 

Follow these tips to goal-making success! DECIDE ON A GOAL: The first — and sometimes hardest — step to goal making is selecting a goal. So many people make the same resolutions each year: quit sm...

Why We Procrastinate 

Frozen. That’s how we feel when we have a daunting task in front of us. We know we need to do it, but we don’t know where or how to start. So we put it off. We’ll get to it tomorrow, right? Then...

Get Organized for the New Year 

Is “get organized” one of your New Year’s goals? This is the perfect time to make some life-improving resolutions. With proper planning, goals can help you fulfill your dreams — both big a...

Closet Organizing Tips

COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET: Closet Organizing Standards By Teresa Safranek, Design Specialist – Artisan Custom Closets There are a few simple things that you can do to organize a closet that can c...

Packing Tips for Your Summer Vacation

The vacation you have been dreaming of all year long is finally here! But before you head out on your summer adventure, you need to pack. The idea of packing can feel overwhelming and we often deal wi...

Clutter Awareness 

The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter,” which means coagulate. Think stagnant, accumulated… stuck! When clutter invades our homes and offices, it can make us d...

Ready to Downsize?

Tips for Downsizing to a Loft or Condo More and more people are downsizing their lives into smaller city spaces. A large home requires a lot of maintenance and can be overwhelming and time consuming. ...

Tips for Creating a Functional Kitchen

Creating a Functional Kitchen  STEP ONE: ANALYSIS As you ponder where to place your kitchen things, begin by analyzing your old storage systems. Were some things working well? If so, don’t change t...

What’s Your Closet Personality?

What’s your closet clutter personality? In the Wall Street Journal article, The Psychology of Clutter, psychologists suggest that the way a person’s closets are organized (or disorganized) can pro...

5 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ESTATE SALE

5 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ESTATE SALE A booming secondhand market and finally, some nice weather, is making for a spring estate sale bonanza! These 5 steps will help you turn your old coffee maker and c...