As a home organizer and a person with a slight home-design-ap-and/or-real-estate-listing addiction, I spend a significant portion of time observing home environments. And while I’ve enjoyed feasting my eyes on thousands of attractive, visually well-composed spaces, I often realize with dismay that they’d present problems to my clients rather than solve them.Read More
Particularly in the early days of your kid’s life, it can be hard to differentiate which of your caregiving tasks is a) actually about caring for your her biological needs, or b) a parenting choice. It is easy to fall into thinking that—for example—where your kid sleeps or what she eats is biological, when in reality, that is something you as the parent decide.Read More
As you would no doubt imagine, once you have discarded all the clothes that are harshing your buzz, or whatever, you now have to put them away, either in a closet, but preferably in a drawer. Kondo suggests that you "hang any clothes that look like they would be happier hung up, such as those made with soft materials that flutter in the breeze or highly tailored cuts, which protest at being folded."
In "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up," the lifestyle book that is sweeping the nation, author Marie Kondo describes a simple (but not easy), intuitive method for clearing out the clutter from your home. The one metric to apply--to pencils to sweaters to well, everything--is whether said item brings you joy.Read More
I think a common misunderstanding is that home organizing equals going to the Container Store or Ikea and buying some attractive-looking boxes or other bits of furniture that maybe you saw in a Real Simple magazine, and then putting stuff in it.
But here is the truth: It is likely that to transform your home, NO ITEM PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. (Or if there is, it is, like, a hook or something.)Read More
Are you ready? It's very simple. Here it is:
KEEP THE THING IN THE PLACE WHERE YOU USE THE THING.Read More