Along with the fun of the holidays, wintertime brings some challenges that are not as enjoyable or short-lived. Winter is the official forecast until March 20, the first day of Spring. This means that for a few months we’ll continue to battle varying degrees of cold, drafty doors and windows, snow banks, icicles, slush, mud, rain, black ice on […]
“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” –Paul Gauguin, artist
Color does play a big part in our enjoyment of life. We carefully select colors in our homes, so we’re surrounded by what we love in colors that make us feel good. Color can evoke emotion, whether setting the mood for a room or rocking your […]
Sometimes just one small thing can be the catalyst for great change. For instance, if wrapping holiday gifts brought you to the point of making a New Year’s Resolution to get organized, that’s perfectly understandable. Consider the job of wrapping presents:To the desk for tape To the kid’s room to hunt for the scissors To the top […]
The holidays have a tendency to put decorating into overdrive for some people. But whether you do a seasonal mantle or light up the neighborhood, eventually the decorations and lights have to go back into storage.Safe and sane storage for holiday decorations keeps they ready for next year’s display
When do you officially say […]
If getting your home organized in 2018 was one of your New Year’s Resolutions, how did that go? Are you living clutter-free with everything in its appointed place?
Closets are neat and tidyThe garage organizes and stores all your stuffYour family room would make Martha Stewart smile
Maybe you’ve gotten some areas squared away but are still […]
Most families have both organized individuals and messy individuals and they don’t always live in sweet harmony. Constantly tripping over someone’s shoes in the middle of the floor gets old and can lead to retaliation. (Don’t try this at home.)
The neatnik hides one shoe so the messy goes
crazy looking for it The messy leaves the […]
Official calendars declare that winter doesn’t arrive until December 21, but if you look outside and see snow, rain, and dogs in snow gear, you know that it’s time to winterize your home and garage!
It’s true that a winterized, organized garage can help you and your family live more comfortably and safely through the upcoming […]
One of the highlights of the holiday season is visits from family and friends you may not see very often because they live far away. To spend more quality time together, they generally stay with you, and the hustle and bustle of more people in the house is both fun and anxiety-inducing. One big concern […]
Once upon a time a misguided soul came up with the idea of spouses not exchanging holiday gifts to save money. But “I won’t get you anything, and you don’t get me anything” is a recipe for disaster!
One of the two won’t live up to the bargain and will buy a heartfelt gift.
Spruce Up the Entryway for the Holidays
If your entryway is strictly utilitarian without regard for style or it’s not really useful at all, maybe it’s time to turn coming home into a special moment with an attractive and highly-functional custom entryway or mudroom. Even a small space can be infused with color, style and beautiful […]