Thanksgiving is over – time to toss the handprint turkeys back into your (labeled) bin and grab the garland, it’s tree time! We know that thinking of tangled lights and hours of wrestling with your freshly cut Christmas tree makes you want to hit your head against a wall. Hit the wine instead, turn on Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and follow our steps for how to decorate your tree like a boss!
Happy holidays y’all! Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year (a little stressful maybe) but still wonderful. Many years ago I passed a church sign that said “the best things in life aren’t things”, how true. The only thing I’m going to preach this holiday season is to consider giving the gift of an experience to someone, rather than a thing. Many studies confirm that humans ultimately prefer to receive experiences rather than things. Items once craved by an individual soon become just part of their everyday life, losing its’ previous luster and desire the more they see it and use it. For example – think about how much you were dying to have the latest iPhone, purse, necklace, tool, etc and months later, it might not have the same value that it had leading up to receiving it.
In case you’ve been living in under a rock, it’s almost winter, it’s cold, and you need to unearth all of those bulky winter clothes of yours, stat! Yes, all of it- hats, gloves, scarves, boots! But how are you supposed to fit it all in your already over-stuffed closets and drawers? Read on for a few helpful tips on how to easily access your winter clothes during the chilly winter season.
You’ve started to get your house in order, so why not make it smell great too!? Wouldn’t it be great if it smelled like a heavenly spa or like fall all year round? Today we’re going to discuss the hubbub about essential oils and how they’re different than using an air freshener or scented candle to freshen up your home and your health.
Now that the invites are out and guests are imminent, here’s how to run your swap party…
It’s much more fun to see your friends and family get good use of your unwanted things while freeing up some much needed space in your home. Donating your items is a great way to get rid of excess but it can be easier to part with some special items or things that you’re on the fence about if you know that they’re going into a familiar home. Great idea right?! Don’t know where to start? This blog is all about throwing a successful swap of any kind – clothing, electronics, housewares…you name it.
Floods, fires, break-ins, moves, oh my! You can never be too prepared for the unexpected. This week, we’re going to give you the low-down on keeping a home inventory. So what exactly is a home inventory? A home inventory is a detailed list of valuable contents within your home. What do you keep on this list you may ask? We’ll get into more of that later, but remember those precious jewels you’ve inherited? Samsung flat screen TV, autographed Janet Jackson album? We digress.
If you haven’t heard already, let us be the first to tell you a big secret…being organized helps you save money. No, we’re not just saying that because we’re organizers, it’s true! Think of these three big things we would all like more of: time, money and fun. Below you’ll find some of our tips on how organizing in these areas can lead to serious savings.
This time of year can be particularly daunting for children. Okay, okay, and parents too. Some of us are ready for our kids to be out of our hair with a stricter routine, not having to shuttle our lives back and forth from camp and family trips, stressing about constantly having sunblock applied and having less sticky children (no more ice cream melting down their arms!). Believe it or not, as the school year approaches, there are many things that can make this time of year more of a breeze. Let us help you get all your ducks in a row!
Perhaps your house is already dressed to the nines – so why can’t you keep it together in your office? We all know that if your office is a mess, you’re wasting time looking for things while trying to get things done. So what can you do differently?