Thanks to social media, HGTV and blogs exactly like the one you are reading right now (!), we all think we should declutter. Yes, clean up, clean out and enjoy the stress free life right? Maybe those extremely stressful, marathon clean out sessions didn’t take at your house either. Perhaps the reason is because so many of the how to books are written by organized people who frankly, must make organizing their hobby. The book above is written by a gal who has the same philosophy as we do when designing a home. Everyone has a system of how they operate. Tweaking that system is the best way to manage clutter and get a little closer to finding that unicorn of the stress free life.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And whether or not you are a mother, we’ve all got one thing in common, we came from one. It’s a special day all around the world and with the celebrations comes the notion of gift giving. What kind of gifts does your mother like? In our family this was a loaded question. Maybe it is in your family as well?
Kitchen projects are some of the most popular for everyone. We all want our kitchens to be the best they can be. It does not matter if you are a weekend DIYer, or have a full contracting crew to help you create the kitchen of your dreams….you will most likely have to deal with an element that is not quite “perfect”. Continue reading “Do You Have A Wabi-Sabi Kitchen?”→
Purge, Edit, Lighten Up, Whatever You Call It…Ready to Organize?
Perhaps you read this week that the IRS extended the tax due date by a day because the online payment system was not working. This is a nice way to say someone, some entity probably hacked in, or tried to hack into the system. Hacking, which we use to think it meant a bad cough, is an everyday occurrence now. In fact, this silly little blog was shut down more this week than any other due to “online difficulties”. Thank goodness we have a wonderful host and IT team that got it all corrected. However, it meant that Wednesday’s post, Decompressing With Architecture, was not able to be opened by some of our loyal readers. It also meant that we were unable to get today’s Friday Favorites post ready. So today, we invite you to stroll back with us and a few of your favorite past posts about ways to organize.
A SIMPLE HABIT TO MAINTAIN THE LIFE YOU HAVE ORGANIZED
You didn’t save the ferns from last summer…did you? Probably not. If you did how many times did you sweep up those miserable tiny leaves? To me, there are two perfect days in a Boston Fern’s life. The day we proudly admire the porch ready for summer and the day we get to toss them in the trash! It’s a love/hate relationship but one with a lesson. It’s the One In One Out theory in reverse.
Today on Friday Favorites we share the many ways to think beyond the constructed closets in our homes. Before we do, a quick reminder that the January 2018 digital issue of the LBD Magazine is available as a gift to new subscribers, and available by request for those already following LBD every week. Do you know the difference between Staging and Styling our homes?
“To say my closet transformation was life changing is an understatement! I must admit it took some soul searching and motivation (thank you, Laurel) to part with clothes that were from the “working” chapter of my life. I’m very glad I did! (I did keep a few skirts just in case!) I am now so organized I know exactly where to go to get what I need every day. No more stressing out! Now on to the rest of my house!”-KO
While this quote is true for many aspects of design, we believe it goes double when it comes to our closets. Or as our friends across the pond call them, our wardrobes. As long as we all wear clothes, we are going to have to keep coming up with closet systems that work for each of us everyday.
We’ve all had several years of being heavily introduced to the concept of Minimalism. It’s hard to surf the internet, read a magazine, or even watch some of the HGTV shows without hearing the word tossed around. As always when an idea is promoted, there are people who write “how to” books on the subject. Nearly everyone thinks they “need this” in their lives now. What exactly does it mean to have a minimalistic decor? “Are we ready to embrace it?”