Summer is slowly winding down. Mornings are chillier and routines are changing. I'm looking forward to a week of travel to visit family and then three weeks of work in the greater Seattle area. My time will be much less within the walls of my own abode, but I will be so happy to return… Continue reading Removing the Roadblocks
Our little Northwest town is still in the throes of high summer: blue skies, warm temperatures, sailboats in the harbor, chicken salad for dinner and watering the garden every night to keep the beans from drying out. These are the kind of bountiful days I dream of every February. But even as I cling to… Continue reading Slow Transition
Last week here on the blog I wrote about why you should create a homeschool space this fall. Later in the week, in the newsletter I wrote about how to create an efficient and functional homeschool space. Today I'll be sharing spaces I've had a hand in creating as well as other spaces that are… Continue reading Inspiring Examples of Home School Spaces
I live in a community in which the school district has determined that students will not be able to return to campus in the fall. I know this same scenario is playing out all around the world. Alas, it appears we will have our K-12 students home for at least another semester, if not longer.… Continue reading Why You Need to Create a Homeschool Space This Fall
Today I've been thinking about all the ways life can take an unexpected left-turn. Those events that happen quickly, or differently than expected, leaving us struggling to make sense of the sudden chaos. A left-turn could be something joyful and fully planned, like a new marriage, a new job, pursuit of a degree program or… Continue reading When Life Takes a Left-Turn
Much of my work is helping people to understand their priorities so they can make room in their homes and offices to accomplish those priorities. Often, people don't know where to start in their effort to declutter and organize, because they haven't taken the time to pin down exactly why they want it to happen.… Continue reading Making Room For Important Things
What's the first thing you do when you move into a new house? Do you set up the beds? Do you line the cabinets with shelf paper? Do you make a list of the rooms you want to paint? Do you immediately go out and buy a new welcome mat? Well, I do all these… Continue reading Creating a Home You Love (Use Your Words)
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?