I’ve read a lot of articles and books on how to organize my home. It’s a passion of mine because I think it helps me get the most out of life. My organizational philosphy is a bit different. I focus on what is manageable for me. Continue reading
The Alice in Wonderland story has some of my favorite topsy-turvy descriptions. Everything in the setting is out-of-place with strange proportions. In a muddled world, the environment signals the illogic of dreamworlds.
That’s how I feel when my home becomes disorganized.
When I got my first apartment, I quickly became aware that homes take work to maintain. Each item takes up space and I wanted as much space as possible to be peaceful and creative. But the process of decluttering can be time consuming, especially when you try to tackle an entire room. One trick is to break up each room into several smaller tasks, cleaning each slowly.
According to every magazine, blog and instagram quote, each January, a new year promises a new you. We make resolutions, or anti-resolutions, with the goal of bettering ourselves and transforming our lives. One of the most fulfilling goals is that of having a peaceful organized home. Continue reading
I didn’t have salt and pepper shakers. This is a shock to most people. First, they must process my presumption that I have properly seasoned your food. Then, they consider my audacity in skipping over this mainstay of culinary tools. Why no shakers? Simply put, I hadn’t found the right ones yet. Continue reading
While most collectors talk about growing a collection, minimalists look for ways to shrink their belongings. Below are some tips on how to decide which trinkets stay as a part of your beloved collection. Continue reading
Whether you live in a small or spacious home, you probably appreciate areas with closed storage. It allows you to hide away the mess.
When we moved from loft living to a two bedroom home, anticipating the birth of my son, I knew we needed to trade some of our open shelving for doors that closed.
Capturing all the mundane details seems like the opposite of something great and exciting. However, many accomplished people have kept diaries or logs.
Why? They force you to focus on your goals.