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Hurricanes and Home Inventory

June 1, 2022
Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30 each year.  If you live in Florida, you probably received a guide from your Insurance Company to help prepare for the season.  If not, check out your county websit…

40 Days – 40 Items Challenge

January 17, 2022
A New Challenge for 2022 Over the past several years, I have encouraged us to give away 1 Item each day for 40 Days! Beginning on the first day of Lent and going until Easter, items that you found around your house that were useable but not be…

Holiday Planning and Entertaining-2021

November 1, 2021
One of my first blog articles (November  2018)  was titled Holiday Planning:  Menus, Rooms, and Entertainment Ideas.  It came from a week of Facebook posts in 2017 where I broke down each area and provided tips for each day le…

Holiday Decorating: Keep the Best, Remove the Rest!

November 1, 2021
There is a lot we do not have control over, but as I have said in other articles, we DO have control over what comes into our homes and what stays. Let’s recommit to the idea that This Year we are going to Both Decorate and Purge. Whether you …

Next Normal-How COVID has changed our homes

September 30, 2021
UPDATED: AUGUST 30,2021 ORIGINAL PUBLISH DATE: AUGUST 2020 Unfortunately, the pandemic continues, and the analogy still works, only now, we all realize that our “next normal” will not be the same as our “past normal”.  As I was rese…

Breast Cancer–Discovery, Decisions, D-Cups and Diet

June 21, 2021
My knowledge about Breast Cancer began at age 42 when my BFF was diagnosed.  Hers was a rarer form known as Paget’s Disease—the cancer cells collect in and around the nipple.  Only 5% of all Breast Cancers are Paget’s and most occur aft…

How We Accumulate and Organize Items in our Homes

June 20, 2021
I think it is safe to say, we will never SHOP the same after the 2020 Pandemic. Many stores that have struggled to survive the past couple of years (Pier 1, JCPenny’s, Neiman Marcus, JCrew) are going to permanently close.  Some have alrea…

Why is Moving So Stressful?

June 20, 2021
According to a study conducted by the United States Census Bureau, the average person will move their household 11.7 times in their lifetime.  The US Life Expectancy is currently 78.69 years which means we move every 6 years!  There …

Identifying your Personal Style is the 1st step to a Happy Closet

June 20, 2021
Have you ever looked in your closet and said? “What a mess!” “Why did I buy this?”“What am I going to wear?  I’ve got to be out of the house in 15 minutes” What feelings does a morning like this bring on? Frustration, Resentmen…

Cycles of Decluttering–B Phase

June 20, 2021
Original Blog Post written in 2020 during Covid-19 shut downs and stay at home mandates. When I wrote my post “Cycles of Decluttering, Organizing, and Cleaning” (original post-Dec 2019) I mentioned there is an A Phase (late Dec through J…

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