Today I will be talking about getting all the cables, gadgets or technology, organized on your desk. Specifically, your desk at home. Desk organization is a bit like housework; it’s a necessary inconvenience. Once you have finished, however, it feels damn good and almost therapeutic. Sadly, getting all your cables and technology organized on your desk is not as easy as vacuuming, it’s more comparable to cleaning your refrigerator. You will need to plan when and how you will do it and set aside enough time to complete the job. But remember, it will feel absolutely amazing once you have finished!
In today’s post, I will discuss how to tackle the enormous task of decluttering and purging when you are moving home. A new home is a fresh start: new paint, new rooms, a fresh take on arranging your old furniture. There is a joy in it, purging and paring down your possessions, packing up, moving, creating your new home. Moving can empower you to have a healthier relationship with your belongings. However, moving is rated as one of the top 5 stressful life situations. So, though it is a new start and a growthful experience, it won’t feel so wonderful if it’s weighed down by stuff you didn’t let […]
Have you run out of storage space in your bedroom? Does everything stored under your bed get covered in dust and forgotten about? In today’s post of Ask An Expert, Alison from the U.K. has written to me about getting under her bed organized. I am going to give you all the tips and insights on making the most of under bed storage in just a few easy steps!
PROBLEM: HOW DO I MAKE THE MOST OF THE STORAGE SPACE UNDER MY BED?
Under my bed is full of boxes etc. and I’d love to ‘free’ the space.
Today I want to look at how to keep on top of car clutter and organization. The clutter that is building up in cars right now is… well Covid Clutter, and it’s adding to our stress levels.
In 2014, I was a spokesperson for the launch of the new Honda Fit here in Toronto. The Ad campaign for the car focused on not where the car could take the passengers (countryside, city driving, concerts etc.) but on the fun the drivers could have in the car with it stationary. The ad campaign did not focus on driving at all – the […]
Are you always sorting through your make up drawers looking for items? Do you have duplicates of items because you couldn’t find the original? In today’s post of Ask An Expert Voula from Toronto writes to me because her makeup drawers seem impossible to organize and maintain. I show her how to turn things around in 4 simple steps.
THE PROBLEM: HOW DO I DECLUTTER MY MAKEUP DRAWER?
“I recently renovated my bathroom, and it looks great and I really love it except for my makeup drawers. I thought I had created enough storage space when redesigning it for my makeup supplies, but […]
11 months and counting! Amid the stay-at-home orders and social distancing, we are all trying to maintain some sense of “normal”. We have had to transform dining rooms into virtual classrooms or workspaces, turn our bedrooms into meditation and “de-stress” spaces, our living rooms into playrooms. Most of the rooms in our homes are now functioning on two levels. For instance, our guest room is also a gym now.
Homes are no longer just places to relax and recharge, they are community centres, safe spaces, gyms, school rooms, art studios, and offices. There is a deep connection between an organized space and our mental health. And the current global health […]
I wrote an article on solutions for toy organization and storage some years ago, Nanny Robina also posted it on her site. I am going to revisit this article as I think it’s a good time with everyone still having to stay at home due to the current global health crises. The fallout from the virus has meant that families are now at home all the time; working, living, playing, remote learning, cooking, exercising, and sleeping. 11 months into the pandemic and though there is light at the end of the tunnel because of the vaccine, it is tempered by the fact we are not out of […]
Are you feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where or how to start with decluttering your home? Sometimes the most dramatic change you can make to your home — and you and your family’s mood — is decluttering so that the things you love, the features and style of your home, are displayed to their best advantage. When I ask clients what they want to feel in their homes, the most common responses are “peace,” “space”, and “pride”. Clutter keeps us from achieving these goals. Having an easy step-by-step plan for decluttering will help you avoid the overwhelm and take your home from clutter to clarity in no time at […]
The global health crises has meant that we are all staying home, and thus the clutter keeps building up in all the nooks and crannies around the house. Eventually, you will need to deal with it. How to start decluttering? It sounds such an easy thing to do, right? After all, it’s just clutter. But what exactly is decluttering? The dictionary defines it quite simply as; “To remove clutter from a room, an area, etc.” So, really all you have to do is remove all your clutter. Another dictionary describes decluttering as “to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more pleasant […]
Keeping track of your children’s clothes, what no longer fits, what will fit another child, and what should be donated? This can all be overwhelming, complicated and time-consuming. Here are some tips, for storing your children’s hand-me-downs that will help you in keeping it simple, maintainable, and compact:
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Keeping it simple: