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 [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|Blog, Decluttering Your Home, Experiential gifts|

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|

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|