Month: December 2016

You know how the rest goes, …..and everything in it’s place.  The first printed citation of this epigram is said to have been in December of 1827, by Charles A. Goodrich, who said, “Have a place for every thing, and keep every thing in its proper place”.

 

Fast forward 189 years…..having a place for everything and keeping everything in it’s proper place is essentially a 12 word definition for being organized. Easy peasy, right? (more…)

As we all get ready for an influx of new technology items this holiday season, I thought it timely to let you know about two large U.S. retailers who will recycle your outdated, non-working or no longer needed office and home technology items – in most cases free of charge. (more…)

I just loved this antiqued (but new) POST box as soon as I saw it!  I had been looking for some discreet storage in a small 1/2 bath with a pedestal sink. There are no shelves or cabinets in the room and I didn’t want to stack storage boxes on the floor.So, I had to start thinking outside of the box – so to speak.  My husband thinks it’s a bit odd to have a mailbox in the 1/2 bath but honestly, I love it in the space!  It’s a whimsical and unique solution to my storage problem and one that adds fun and personality to the space.
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You know what that means….your mom was right, again!  Honestly, the single most effective tool to keep your bedroom organized is to make your bed first thing when made-bedyou wake up in the morning.  It’s that simple!  Since the bed typically takes up the most space in the room, if it’s put together, the room has the overall appearance of being put together.  It’s so motivating to leave the room knowing that you’ve already got one item accomplished for the day!  Give it a try – I think you’ll agree that it really gets the day off to a great start. (more…)

Did you know that you can donate unwearable, stained, torn or worn fabric items to the Good Will and Salvation Army – as long as they are clean and dry?  Well, you can. These organizations are able to re-sell only about 10-20% of the fabric items that are donated to them.  The remaining 80% are sold to fabric recyclers and re-purposers (not sure this is actually a word, but you get what I mean).  Textile recycling is one of the oldest forms of recycling there is and it keeps massive amounts of fabric items out of landfills. (more…)

Let’s face it, we all function better in an organized space. With today’s busy schedules, it’s not easy to get the house organized – let alone keep it that way. But I promise you, with a few simple steps, you can get organized, and with a few new habits, you can stay that way.

No one has a totally tidy house all the time – absolutely no one. But if your home is fundamentally organized, you can regain control easily and conquer the messes as they crop up. So, let’s get started – a few simple steps will get you moving in the right direction and on your way to a space you’re proud of! (more…)