This season has been so interesting! We have quarantined, we have hunkered, we have "Netflixed and chilled" like never before. We have become homebodies by default. It's an introverts dream! But how is it working for you? Is your home big enough? Is it too big? Is your kitchen efficient and easy to clean? Do… Continue reading How Do You Feel About Your House Now?
When I was a kid, I'd visit friends and rearrange their bookshelves for them. I would sort through their jewelry boxes and untangle their necklaces from one another. My own room was organized in a way that created zones for different purposes. My mom always gave me the job of wrapping all the Christmas presents… Continue reading What Does a Home Coach Do?
Perhaps you have spent some of your quarantine time decluttering your home and now you're ready to bring those donations to the nearest drop-off location. You might remember that a big pile of donations was a pain point in my home last week. Thankfully, some of the donation locations are starting to open up about… Continue reading Where do I Send the Donations?
We are about three months in to this global pandemic. It's safe to say we have spent more time in our homes than we ever have before. How's it going for you? Are you feeling comfortable? Managing all the things you now need to manage? Home office? Home schooling? All the meals? All the organization?… Continue reading Finding Pain Points in Your Home
I know I got a little excited back in April. We had some beautiful, sunny days that really got me revved-up for summer. I even called the farm store to pre-order some annuals and the nice woman in the garden center talked me off the ledge. "It really isn't warm enough for plants to stay… Continue reading Sprucing Up the Outdoors
We all want homes that feel comfortable and true to our lifestyle. We want to feather our nest with beautiful, functional furnishings and decor. Good quality, new furniture is expensive, heck, even poor quality furniture can be expensive. IKEA has it's rightful place in our homes, but I'm so uncomfortable with the idea of bulky… Continue reading How to Affordably and Sustainably Change Up Your Space
It's a Monday morning in springtime, the air is fresh, the birds are singing and I'm fresh off a relaxing Mother's Day. It all puts me in the mood to write a great list. Are you a list person? I LOVE having something I can look back on for progress and accountability and nothing beats… Continue reading Summer Project List
Kids! Listen up. Mother's Day is May 10. Do you know what she really wants? She really wants you to be seven again and to bring her breakfast in bed complete with dandelions in a jam jar and a too-full glass of milk. But since you can't give her that, and likely you won't be… Continue reading A Great Gift for a Socially-Distanced Mother’s Day
This week I'm doing a presentation via Zoom for a Rotary Club up in Seattle. I thought I'd put my thoughts together here in preparation for the talk. If you would like my literature review on this subject (including a section on compulsive hoarding and complete with research and references) please send me an email… Continue reading How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health
Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Bright sunlight flooding through the windows, warm breezes, a plethora of pollen (ah-choo!) and a general sense of ease as the days grow longer. It's sneaky, this shoulder season between winter and summer. Here in the PNW we can reach a high of 70 one… Continue reading Transitioning Into a New Season