Home Organizing: Live Within Your Space

Somewhere along the way, we have all heard the sage advice to, “Live within your means.” Take that one step further and learn to live within your space too. It is much easier said than done unless there is a bit of an attitude adjustment. In many cases, the issue is not so much a lack of space as it…

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Scaling down, Living Large in a smaller space

Great ideas for downsizing, moving or moving a family member This book written by Judi Culbertson and Marj Decker is a complete guide to help you declutter and move. It has practical solutions for downsizing your clothing, collections and dealing with sentimental items. It also addresses how to move a family member to a supervised living facility. The authors remind you that if your parent can make decisions that your purpose is to help them move happily from a large space to a smaller space not make decisions for them. It suggests that you write a book about your life, put it down in black and white. A number of different ways of recording events about your life are provided. It has a chapter on the step …

How Do You Store Your Batteries?

How to store a 9 volt battery

Here is a great video on how to store batteries safely to prevent a fire in your home.

Good Storage Is…

Are you ready to get organized, but aren’t sure exactly what to do? Once you’ve sorted your belongings, its time to establish storage. But what exactly does good storage look like? Here is what you need to know. GOOD STORAGE IS… √  Convenient The odds of you putting an item away (instead of simply setting it down) increase dramatically if you make it easy….

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Moving a student to University or College

Panic maybe starting to set in.  This is the time of year for back to school.  Some of you maybe moving a student to a school close to home, some may have a long drive to the new school and others may have to fly.  Whether you may be able to make multiple trips to your student’s school or if you have one chance to get it right, Anne Wynter’s blog can help you with a successful, low stress enjoyable move.  How to Cut College Clutter   How much should I take?  

Moving a Student to School – Bathroom Organizing

Make everything as portable as possible.   It may have been a while since your child has had to share a bathroom and/or not had a bathroom attached to their bedroom.  Here are some tip 1. Have a basket for transporting all shower items from their room to the bathroom. The basket should have ventilation so it will dry out and not get moldy. Make it portable Use a well ventilated container Shower organizer that hooks on the shower bar 2. In some residence the students need to supply toilet paper.  Extra can be stored under the bed. Send all shower essentials shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving, etc in a convenient portable size. Use under the bed storage for extra supplies 3. The basket may include an over the …

Moving a Student to School – Closet Organizing

Bring lots of hangers, you can never have enough.  It is a great way to make new friends by sharing the extra hangers. Buy thin hangers because the closet space is limited Use a second hanging bar to make more room in the closet 1. Store your clothes in the closet.  Double your hanging space by purchasing a lower hanging bar.  Add an extra shelf up high in the closet to store off-season items mitts, hats. 2. Under-bed storage containers are very helpful for sports equipment, food, laundry detergent, musical instruments, etc 3. Use vertical space to add more storage.  There are many types of carts with drawers which can be used to store school supplies, cosmetics, food etc. 4. Use the inside of the bedroom …

Home Organizing: The Kid Factor

It is a given that we love our children. There can be no denying, however, that they come with a lot of baggage which can wreak havoc on a home and one’s sanity. While your home may never look quite like a page out of a magazine, there are ways to minimize the mayhem. It can depend more on the…

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3 Tips for Organizing During A Divorce

This is an excerpt from a great article by Autumn Leopold .  Click on the link below to see the entire article 1) Give people the appropriate time and space they need to sort through items. If they need to stop and share some memories with you, let them. Do not judge or share your opinion just keep the process moving forward. 2) Be mindful of the children in the home. If they need to see or discuss some of the items you may be donating or throwing away, sit and let them get their feelings out. They may have some memories tied to those items that you aren’t aware of. 3) After the homes are separated, parents should do their best to create a new routine …

Active Office

An active office has a standing area, sitting desk and whiteboard Stand up Sit less Move more An active office is defined as a workplace design concept that proposes an integrated supportive environment, which aims at the reduction of sedentary behaviors and promotion of a physically active work processes that are characterized by regular changes between different work-related tasks, workstations, and working postures.  Active Workstation Design It involves an ergonomically designed workspace that integrates traditional desk workstation with elements such as active seats, standing desks, and whiteboards that, can be used while sitting or standing, to form an interconnected workplace environment . Studies are showing that it is transitioning from one position to another that is good for your health; it activates muscle contraction and circulation. Studies suggest …