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 […]
The thing about summer sleepovers is that they are going to happen. How much preparation you’ll need will depend on the ages and number of participants but having a game plan is always a good idea. Grade schoolers, tweens and teens are all candidates for sleepovers or slumber parties with their friends. Themed or casual, […]
Murphy Beds, also called hide-a-bed, pull-down bed or fold-away, have an interesting beginning. As did many people in the early 1900s, inventor William Lawrence Murphy lived in a one-room apartment that was bedroom, living room and kitchen. Convention dictated that no woman would enter a man’s bedroom, so to be able to entertain his lady […]
April 15, Tax Day. For some, it’s sort of like a second Christmas when about 60% of Americans get a tax refund from their least favorite uncle, Uncle Sam. If you’re anticipating a refund this year, how will you spend it? Surveys show that more and more people are spending responsibly by putting a portion […]
If you work from home, you know how easy it is to suddenly find yourself working around piles or digging through clutter. Especially if your office space also serves another purpose like a TV room, guest bedroom or workout area. Not only are you dealing with all the paraphernalia of work, you’re contending with all […]
That title sounds a little funny, doesn’t it? But not too many years ago it was considered polite to give up the master bedroom to visiting guests if there was not an available guest bedroom. Checking out online comments today shows that current attitudes to this somewhat antiquated act of hospitality have changed considerably.
Of course, […]
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 […]
Nothing says “holiday cheer” like the box of ornaments and decorations that grows every year with new additions from crafty family members. Who doesn’t have a hand turkey, tissue paper ghosts and bread dough and popsicle stick ornaments? Half the fun of decorating around Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah is reliving the fun times around […]
No home remodeling series would be complete without addressing dual-purpose rooms. More than one activity in a room can exponentially increase the clutter, especially since more activities mean more people, more clutter and more stress! So to help with some of your most challenging rooms, Tailored Living’s® final home improvement series installment covers how to […]
The end of June marks the midway point in the year. Tailored Living® would like to ask if getting organized was one of your New Year’s Resolutions and, if so, are you organized yet? Yes, it’s a rather personal question, but how would you answer?
Yes, I am organized
I am somewhat organized
Organization and […]