How to Buy More Time

The truth is we really can buy more time. Unfortunately it’s not like going to the store, taking a package of hours off the shelf and heading to the check-out. It takes thought as well as a small up-front investment of time, but it is achievable and very worth it. To buy more time, the [...]

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

Unwanted Mother’s Day Gifts

Unwanted Mother's Day gifts can generate clutter, frustration and stress. Mother's Day is just around the corner. It's a special day of the year for showing mothers how much we love and appreciate everything they do for us. It's a tough one to wrap up in one little gift and can often lead to frustration [...]

Get a Jump on Mother’s Day – Rethink the Gift

As a mother and a person who sees the inside of people’s homes on a regular basis, I can tell you what makes a great Mother’s day gift—and it isn’t what most marketing materials suggest. It is not stuff. It’s recognition, appreciation, support and sharing the load. A great gift gives some time back to [...]

Where to start decluttering?

The more I speak to people about stuff and the home, the more I sense that a lot of people recognize they have a bit too much stuff and just don’t know where to start decluttering. There’s just soooo much and they don’t feel they have the time to pare down their belongings. No time [...]

How Much Stuff is Too Much Stuff?

Signs you have too much stuff Marie Kondo’s book and Netflix series has shone a bright light on stuff. Many of us are thinking a new about the stuff in our homes, in our offices and in no time I am sure – stuff in our cars and cottages. We have stuff everywhere. But how [...]

Make Room for Baby

This happy addition comes with stuff. Then generates more stuff. Last weekend I went to a baby shower for friends expecting their first. It was a lovely opportunity to meet the community of friends and family that surround this couple. We were there to offer support and advice for this next big step in life— [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Decluttering Your Home, Healthier home, Simplify your home|

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|

Five Hidden Benefits of Decluttering

It’s about much more than just ‘tidying up’ Decluttering has become a popular topic of conversation. Much of this can be attributed to Marie Kondo and her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which is now the basis of a Netflix series. But, it is also gaining momentum because more and more people [...]

By | February 6th, 2019|Decluttering 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|