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Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen April 20, 2020 – By Lexi Klinkenberg What’s more frustrating than a cramped and cluttered kitchen? If even your love for cooking isn’t enough to make up for the lack of counter space and storage, leaving you rummaging through disorganized drawers and cabinets, we have a solution for …

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Decorate & Purge This Holiday Season

Let’s start by committing to the idea that This Year we are going to Both Decorate and Purge as we go.  If there is something that you don’t use this year (decorations, wrapping paper, lights, linens, candles, special socks, holiday sweatshirts/ugly sweaters, baking supplies) then plan to remove it from your home.  Holiday items are …

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

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, Resentment, Anxiety, even a little Depression. I understand and I’ve had …

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Seasonal Switch

Time to Switch the Closet: Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter I admit I LOVE when I get to switch my closet from one season to the next.  By this time I am usually getting tired of seeing the same tops and bottoms every morning, and seeing the next season of clothes feels like a fresh start.  New …

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A newly cleaned and organized closet

Which Comes First? Cleaning or Organizing

Cleaning vs DeCluttering/Organizing Question:  Is it better to clean and then organize or organize first and then clean? Answer: Cleaning first and during. Here’s an example:  You want to organize your master closet.  I suggest removing EVERYTHING and cleaning – wiping off the shelves, vacuuming the floor, repairing rods if needed, changing lights (LEDs are …

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Ownership of a VRBO rental/Lessons Learned

Ownership of a VRBO rental—Lessons Learned our First Year Updated on April 24, 2020 Background story:  Location, location, location Jim and I purchased a condo in Navarre Beach, FL in January 2017 planning to use for our vacation home and to rent it for weekly visitors.  We picked the particular unit based on its amazing …

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