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?
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