Organization and Storage Archive

cluttered room
People often call themselves a “hoarder,” but are they really? Here’s a quiz to help you see the difference between “hoarding” and “clutter.” *** In May, I wrote a column called “Hoarding: Not Just a Bad Habit,” and one...
donation box clothes
  Downsizing is intimidating! Here’s a practical look at where to start with the easy stuff. *** Minimalism is my new drug. I want more of less and I want it now! If you’re reading this, you’re already in...
spacious lounge living area
Whether you live with stress or anxiety, or you’re just tired of cleaning and clutter commanding your time, minimalism can radically change your life. *** Slowly, I am embracing minimalist life. Soon, I’ll be as minimalist as they get,...
packing boxes downsizing
Even us decluttering experts face anxiety and fear when making drastic downsizing choices at home. Here’s the pep-talk I’ve written for myself–and you. *** As the so-called “decluttering expert” at this BuildDirect Life At Home blog, I talk a...
collection of old books
Downsizing is tough for anyone, but culling books is torture for booklovers. Here are a few tips to make the chore easier. *** Books are a glorious thing. For those of us who love them, parting can be such...
woman open fridge
Refrigerators keep food fresh. But, some foods don’t thrive in cool temperatures in the fridge. Here are 9 foods that you might consider migrating today. *** A while back I wrote a post on how to organize your fridge to ensure...
winter closet storage coats hangers
As the seasons change, so does your wardrobe and your need for heavier linens. Here are some ways to care for and store your fabrics as spring arrives. *** It’s that time of year again – the flowers are...
women housemates
Roommate living for young professionals is more and more common; see how to make it easier through home decor, smart storage, and use of space. *** With the cost of living going ever higher, many adults extend living with...