Is That An Empty Wire Hanger Dangling In Your Closet?- Week #4

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We don’t have to look very far to find someone telling us to clean out our closets.  There are tips on how to edit and purge clothing.  There are lovely photos of closets, larger than some homes, that look like a small boutique.  Then there is that thing about keeping what only sparks joy.  All fine and good, but in reality what every closet has in common is a hanger.

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How To Corral The Junk In Our Vanity Drawers- Week # 2

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Here we are in July already!  To many that means summer is about half over.  Mother Nature’s calendar, and the school calendar, is not always in sync.  At the request of a current client who wants to get her home working better before fall starts, we are sharing week #2’s tip about organizing our vanity drawers.

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Decluttering and Organizing Is Always The First Step Before A Renovation-Week # 1

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“You don’t realize how much stuff you have until you try to put it all in a box.” -Allison Vesterfelt

Summer officially started last week.  For many of us this means longer, more casual days.  Summer is also traditionally the high season for remodeling projects.  Our design firm begins each project by evaluating how a space is used.  Decluttering and organizing an existing space will change the way a renovation is planned.

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How To Organize Photographs…Both Old and New

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Keeping and Making Memories with Photographs

Everyone is a photographer now.  We love to photo every holiday and gathering.  Our kids, pets, food, sporting events, and travels all are documented in details unimaginable 20 years ago.  Honestly, we are all getting pretty good at capturing our life in photographs.  However, have we created a new level of stress for ourselves about how to actually organize these photographs so we can enjoy them?

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The Management Of Our DeCluttering Efforts

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Management Systems For The Unmanageable

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.

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Buying Our Own Mother’s Day Gifts

 

How To Get The Mother’s Day Gift You Want

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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?

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