On paper, the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are a time to give thanks, give gifts, and celebrate the arrival of a new year.
Guest blog post by Denise Butchko of Butchko and Company, Chicago IL, originally shared in 2014.
We're not talking about your personality here – we're talking about the shelves in your closets and storage spaces. When people show me closet spaces, they often feel compelled to “use every inch”.
By Jamie Novak,
gleaned from the book “Keep This, Toss That”
You’d be surprised by what a professional organizer recommends in order to keep a tidier home. Sometimes “junky” items can serve an unexpected purpose! Other times, you might be better off getting rid of or donating “important” items if they don’t improve your life.
3 Reasons to Organize Your Garage Before Winter
Is your car on the driveway or street because the garage is full of "stuff”? Why have indoor parking space if it isn't used for what it is intended? Here are good reasons to organize that unsightly space NOW:
Garages are one of the most common areas people have difficulty keeping in order. Most people perceive them as one giant storage bin, a catch-all area for things that really don’t have a place. These things add up and start going vertical after the horizontal space has been covered. In some cases, it is almost like living with a landfill attached to your house. Along with having a sore view to look at and live with, it is also a potential safety hazard!
Not many people truly enjoy doing laundry, but almost everyone can benefit from suggestions on how to make this necessary chore a bit easier. Whether your 'laundry room' is actually a room of its own or simply a washer and dryer near the kitchen or down in the basement, these common-sense tips will give you a good start to having a more functional, organized space.