Archive for March 2016

Stop Shuffling Your Papers- Process Them

There comes a time in all our lives, when we have lots of things on our plate to deal with. It could be a medical issue, a death in the family, or even compiling tax information. We take one look and we are stuck. We start moving piles and not processing them. Then we fall... Read more »

Alternative Uses For Bookshelves

Bookshelves aren’t just for books anymore. That is right. There are a multitude of ways you can use them for decorating or storage. Let me give you some suggestions. * In my first apartment, I didn’t have a linen closet. There was a small space outside the bathroom that fit a book shelf. I simply... Read more »

Cut The Morning Chaos

Its that morning madness. Those two hours when you are trying to get out of bed, bathe, and get you and your family out to door. Its crunch time. Does everyone have their lunch? Homework? Where are the coats and shoes? Did you feed the pets? While mornings like this will never be completely zen,... Read more »

Suburban Chicago Cities Go Green and Get Clean

As Ringo Star says-  “I get by with a little help from my friends.” And so the suburban cities of Chicago are getting cleaner and greener with upcoming recycling events. What more perfect way to promote spring cleaning than a recycling/shredding event. Starting in March, they are popping up all over the place. Just take... Read more »

How to Purge While Grieving

There comes a time in all our lives, when we have to clear out a relatives stuff. It could be a full house, an apartment or a room at a nursing home. Its extremely hard to have to make decisions when you are in the grieving stage. I have seen many homes sit for years... Read more »

Trash or Cash- What Is Your Stuff Worth

Times are changing. Those items that your grandparents and parents treasured aren’t worth the same anymore. Its the sad hard truth. The younger generations aren’t collecting and decorating there homes in a different manor. I rarely see decorative plates or figurines sitting on the shelves. With that being said, when going through an estate or... Read more »

Bag Love- How To Let Them Go

Bags. Need I say more. They come in all different sizes and shapes. They are so useful. Groceries, schlepping, and general transportation are just a few of the uses for bags. And lets not forget our gym bags!! We all have a need for bags. Without even trying, bags are always coming in our lives.... Read more »

National Clean Out Your Closets Week 2016

Its National Clean Out Your Closets Week! What a great way to start off your spring cleaning by tackling on your closets. Its time to tackle those over crowded filled up spaces. Start with one closet. Set aside a block of time to tackle it. Its more effective to complete the full closet than to... Read more »

The Mail and Your Marriage- Another Relationship To Handle

I hear it all the time. He or she won’t go through the mail. It just sits. There are piles everywhere. Its very common for couples to have different ideas about paper management. So how do you handle this age old problem? Whoever gets home and gets the mail should be the “mail manager”. If... Read more »

Keeping Toys Out Of Sight - Is It Possible

Lets be honest. Organizing toys can be kind of tough. They aren’t pretty, are all different sizes and don’t stack well. Its a challenge in any home with limited space. In a perfect situation, you would have a room that you could dedicate as a playroom and line a couple of the walls with shelves.... Read more »