5 things you never think to purge but should

We know what we should purge right?  Our pantries, closets, kids toy rooms, the list goes on.  But what about these items, when was the last time you thought to purge say…. 1) Old educational materials-  Do you still have binders from conferences you went to years ago?  Have you ever consulted them?  If the answer is no, then out …

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How often should I clean out my …

I always have clients ask how often they should clean out various spaces in their home.  Well, to be honest, the answer varies depending on how much stuff you accumulate and how good you are at keeping up with the spaces.  In order to answer I decided to pay attention to how often I myself end up cleaning out and …

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Three ways to make a deep corner cabinet more functional:

Most kitchen remodeling projects start with a detailed plan for cabinetry and storage. This is to ensure that you have enough storage space in your kitchen and all of them are functional and aesthetically-pleasing. However, if you somehow have a corner cabinet anywhere in your kitchen you probably have had the feeling that it is a huge waste of space, …

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How to organize your nightstand

Most bedside tables are a cluttered mess!  Not trying to talk trash here, just stating the facts.  But it doesn’t have to be this way… read on for how to get a handle on this area. First off, there are two types of bedside tables, those with storage and those without.  If you don’t have any storage, you are actually …

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Paper files: What do you really need to keep?

Did you know paper makes up the largest percentage of waste produced by Americans? Paper is also one of the hardest and most time-consuming items to organize and purge. It makes sense, 100 pieces of paper stacked take up just a very small amount of space while 100 of just about anything else is going to take up way more …

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How to Get Rid of Basically Anything!

Okay, so you just went through and Kon-Marie’d the crap out of your house and you have a huge pile of stuff you don’t want or need anymore, now what? -Donation: I drop everything at the goodwill because there is one right down the street from my house. I usually put everything in trash bags or small boxes so it …

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What to do with Old Electronics…

We all have them… the dreaded box of wires, cables and other miscellaneous electronic junk just sitting in your storage room taking up space. Most likely you wouldn’t even be able to identify the stuff in there to save your life, but yet you keep it anyway just on the off chance you may need it someday. If you have …

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Why You’re Better Off Buying an Expensive Pair of Shoes

I’m a big believer in you get what you pay for and feel there are certain things that just can’t be made exception for, shoes being one of them. Lets take heels for example and compare a $20 pair vs $250 pair. If you wear them often the more expensive will definitely be more comfortable and will last longer too, …

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What To Do If Your Mudroom Isn’t Working For You

The mudroom, if you are lucky enough to have one, can be a really hard space to keep organized. If your family is in the habit of throwing their stuff off and paying to attention to where anything lands, follow these easy tips to gain more control on this difficult space: -Switch your mudroom contents like you switch your master …