Six ways to Simplify Your Home Life for More Romance

This Valentine’s Day, eliminate romance-killing stress. This week most couples will make room for love and more romance. One of the best ways to do that is to eliminate some of the typical things couples argue about, that could wreck a perfectly good Valentine’s Day. One of those things is clutter: too much stuff makes [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog, Decluttering Your Home, Simplify your home|

Shopping at Costco: Surviving the Clutter

For many families, shopping at Costco is a regular part of the grocery routine. Driven by the prospect of saving money by buying in bulk, or so we assume, we stock up on all sorts of things. However, bulk purchases require more storage room than the average grocery shop, often adding to the clutter in [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Blog, Decluttering Your Home, Keeping Clutter Out|

A Dirty Little Secret About Kid’s Birthday Parties

One of the things you notice when you start helping homeowners declutter is the astonishing amount of stuff kids possess these days. How is this happening? A lot of it comes from kid's birthday parties. Besides the gifts kids receive for their birthdays, my kids accumulate a lot from the loot bags given out at [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|Blog, Decluttering Your Home, Simplify your home|

Five Starter Steps to Simplify Your Home

Welcome to 2019! A new year full of opportunity! Whether tackling new projects or finding better ways to manage the day-to-day, it’s exciting, but it can also be stressful. Many have overwhelming professional and personal demands on their time, which never seem to let up. There’s always something to do, plan or think about– especially [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Blog, Simplify your home|

Best Gift for Mom this Holiday Season: Lighten her Load

The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time of year. But, for mothers (or those in this role) it is often full of stress. Moms are usually responsible for creating great experiences around special occasions, and expectations seem to grow every year. Before I was a mother I didn’t realize how much mental [...]

By | December 12th, 2018|Blog, Healthier home|

Office Gift Exchange Ideas that Cut the Clutter and Boost Goodwill

In the coming weeks there will be many office holiday parties accompanied by the traditional gift exchange. Let’s face it, it’s hard to buy thoughtful gifts for people you don’t know personally. That’s often why the office gift exchange leads to not-so-useful items that create clutter in our homes and offices. Maybe it’s time to [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Blog, Decluttering Your Home|

Meaningful Gifts with Less Stress and Clutter

It’s that wonderful time of year: many celebrate the holiday season with special foods, drinks, music, events, and of course, gifts. Gifts are how many show appreciation and love. Gift giving is a nice tradition, but it can add a lot of stress to the holiday season. Givers face the financial and mental stresses that [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Blog, Decluttering Your Home|

Four Reasons Not to Renovate Before Moving In

With the urban housing market these days, many people are buying homes with ‘potential’— homes they feel have good bones and can be transformed into a space they will love. The prospect of living in a house that is not ideal or in poor condition means most want to renovate before moving in. Other motivations [...]

TOP TEN BAD ASSUMPTIONS HOMEOWNERS MAKE ABOUT RENOVATIONS AND REBUILDS – PART II

Continuing from Part I which focussed more on renovations, there are several misconceptions about renovations and rebuilds that often lead homeowners to make bad assumptions, causing them to end up in uncomfortable places. Remember, your home is as much about living your life today as it is about a financial asset that helps you pursue future [...]

Skip the School of Hard Knocks with Your Home

Get objective expert advice – just like you would for complex taxes and financial planning Your home is likely your biggest asset. Beyond the investment perspective, it has many facets that have deep effects on your entire life. Making decisions about changing your home significantly, like moving, renovating or rebuilding, should not be done alone. [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog|