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 […]
If you live with a messy garage, you may have called it many things, but … a habit? If you’re so used to walking through your garage without giving a thought to its condition, you’ve developed the habit of a messy garage. Maybe it’s gotten so bad you don’t even know where to start to […]
If finding your favorite summer tee means moving a pile of winter sweaters out of the way, you’re experiencing seasonal clothing clutter. Not all closets are big enough to handle the clothes you need for an entire year, and this can apply to either reach-in or walk-in closets. Depending on how many clothes you have, […]
It’s almost Father’s Day so it’s time to come up with a plan that will make dad feel appreciated and loved. Gifts, cards and special treats are the order of the day. Start with the breakfast of champions, whether it’s a tall stack of pancakes and industrial-strength coffee or a high-protein smoothie for a power […]
“’I have too much closet space,’ no one said, ever.”
Not sure who first said this, but it’s so true. We never seem to have enough closet and storage space in our homes and garages. This phenomenon of “more than I can store” fuels the $38 billion self-storage industry in the U.S. that approximately 10 percent […]
“Are you ever going to clean out this garage so we can park the cars in here?”
How many times have you heard or said these words? Probably more than you realize. A 2015 survey revealed that 48 percent of couples argue over clutter monthly or weekly, and seven percent argue about it every day! (SpareFoot.com) […]
A recent survey revealed that over a 12-month period, Americans spent $33 billion on athletic equipment. (creditcards.com) That’s an incredible amount of sports equipment! How much of that equipment ended up at your house–cluttering the garage, messing up the family room and, inexplicably, ending up on the dining room table? If your family is involved […]
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is supposed to give us more daylight hours to enjoy. Of course, it doesn’t create more hours of daylight, it just shifts the daylight around. But not everyone is a fan.
Proponents of DST say an extra hour of sunshine in the evening motivates people to get out of the house […]
There’s no denying that winter can complicate things. From increased energy bills to icy sidewalks and wet streets, wintertime demands some preparedness measures to avoid common problems that can plague the coldest months.
Shorter days mean less daylight, resulting in dark garages and shadowy walkways
Rain and snow make indoor and outdoor surfaces slippery
Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but there is the inevitable frustration of insufficient or inconvenient storage once you begin moving in all your possessions. Neural pathways in the brain contain patterns for how you’re used to functioning (sort of like being on auto-pilot) and confusion sets in when suddenly nothing […]