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|

Unwanted Gifts that Generate Clutter and Stress

Have you ever received a gift, feigned praise and thanks, but secretly wondered what you would do with it, or how you could regift it? Many have, but unwanted gifts are seldom discussed. Instead, some politely ask for gift cards or create and circulate wish lists to guide potential gift givers, hoping for appropriate and [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Decluttering Your Home|

Five Top Consumable Gifts for Kids

Kids love the holiday season! And most people I know love buying holiday gifts for children– it’s a fun way to show their love. It’s also how some homes become overwhelmed with clutter. Toys take up valuable space and often more than they should. That’s what makes a consumable gift appealing to parents. Unlike more [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|Decluttering Your Home, Experiential gifts|

Five Great Experiential Gifts for the Holiday Season

Scientific research shows we find material objects exciting at first, but over time we adapt to their presence and the happiness they generate fades. In contrast, the level of happiness an experience generates goes up over time. Unlike material objects, experiences become an ingrained part of our identity and, when shared, allow us to connect with [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Decluttering Your Home, Experiential gifts|

Five Top Ways to Give the Gift of Time

Most of us have too much stuff and not nearly enough time—and our stuff is increasingly eating up our time.  We spend more hours and minutes than we would like trying to keep it organized and our space operational. Don’t give people more stuff. Give the gift of time— we always want more. For parents, [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Decluttering Your Home|

Five Top Useful Consumable Gifts for Adults

What all of these gifts have in common is making the effort to tailor your choices. A fancy bottle of merlot will sit on the shelf when given to a chardonnay lover. Finding out what the recipient would choose themselves will make it highly likely the gift will be consumed and appreciated. Here are the [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Creating Your Ideal Home, Decluttering Your 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|