The Rule of Three: Avoiding Future Clutter

 Before I had my babies, I must have gone to at least a dozen baby showers. Every time I browsed the registry to choose a gift, I remember being surprised at how much gear they were asking for. I understand the crib, but she also wants a bassinet, and a Pack N Play,...

How to Win the Battle Over a Home Full of Stuff

  Whenever I meet with a new client, we take a tour of her house and she shares the issues she has been having with clutter and disorganization. I almost always hear the phrase: “I just don’t know where to start.” She can see the stuff covering her house, but she...

20 Family Theme Party Ideas

Here are some fun ideas for parties you can throw that are totally family friendly and not particularly partial to gender preferences (i.e., mermaids vs. an ocean theme), and fun for any age! Full Disclosure: I am by no means claiming any of these ideas as original,...

DIY Wall Mounted Rack

If you've ever rented a living space, you may be familiar with the limited options for utilizing wall space. Our rental contract prohibits holes in the wall, so it challenged me to come up with alternative ways to mount bulky items. Using the wall space to hang...

DIY: Repurposed Sweatshirt

Last month, I was sifting through my closet to see what I could purge before the new year. I had often passed up my college sweatshirt for the Salvation Army pile, but this time I felt like something had to be done. But I couldn't bring myself to give it away. I still...

DIY – Upholstered Piano Bench

I love a good deal, but I love even more when I find things for free. Where we live, people place their unwanted household items out on the sidewalk in front of their homes or apartment complexes. The city will send the "bulk trash" guys out once a month to pick up...