When choosing a company to welcome into your home and complete any type of project, which company you choose does matter. Not all companies are equal in timeliness, customer service or quality of products. These things are important when you have someone coming into your home which is your personal space. You want to work with people that have integrity and will stand behind their work.
We all have clothes hiding in our closets, dressers, and armoires that shouldn’t be there. We don’t mean that they don’t belong to you. They are definitely yours. There are other reasons that they should not be there. Perhaps they no longer fit you (and maybe haven’t for years!) or they just aren’t your style but you still hang on to them. It’s time to recycle, renew, and reuse. This goes for men, women, and children equally!
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For some of you, the words “spring cleaning” bring a happy little flutter to your chest. For others, those same words can bring about chest pains as opposed to happy flutters! There is no need to panic. Cleaning out your closets for the warm weather doesn’t have to be an ominous task that you dread. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Your Closets”
You may associate professional storage spaces with organization systems. You might think that proper storage is great for some people, but you aren’t overly concerned with it. However, storage and organization aren’t only a preference; they also serve practical purposes.
If you have children and/or pets, then storing particular items safely is important. There are things in our homes, garages, and yards that we use on a daily or weekly basis. You may not have thought about the safety issues associated with such items. Having designated and organized storage spaces for items that are hazardous to children and/or pets is essential.
If you have ever seen the iconic movie “Forrest Gump,” then you have heard this saying. His mother, whom he liked to quote, told him, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.” Well, if you are a chocolate lover, then you know that many boxes of chocolate come with a little “map” of the box that tells you what the chocolates are filled with, so you do know what you are going to get!
It seems like we don’t live just one day at a time, but by jumping from one holiday to the next! We got through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day with other holidays thrown in like New Year’s Day. It seems that once January ends we feel headed happily toward spring! With each of these holidays, you probably have items to store. This may include decorations that have to be stored throughout the year. It may also include items that have to be temporarily stored like Hanukkah gifts or Valentine’s treats. Now that spring is approaching, many of you may have to hide Easter goodies from your little ones.
When we think of organizing we often think about the “important” or “necessary” areas like our kitchens and closets. Most of us have a hobby or multiple ones. With a hobby comes accessories that need to be stored. Most likely, your hobby items are not stored in the kitchen. They might be stored in a closet. And, depending on the hobby, they may be stored in the garage.
We all have at least one, most have two, and some have many. To what are we referring? We are referring to bathrooms, of course! If you are like most in the United States, then you probably have two bathrooms in your home. Usually, one is located in the master bedroom with a second bathroom located in a hallway near the other bedrooms. This is often referred to as the guest bathroom or the kids’ bathroom.
With a new year, we often become introspective, thinking about the deeper things in life. Sadly, many people experience the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. It just seems a little sadder during the holidays, but regardless it is part of life which we all know and accept. This blog is definitely not meant to depress you but rather to draw attention to the fact that many of us are completely disorganized. When we pass away, we leave behind a whole lot of STUFF. Even if we don’t live a cluttered life, we still have a lifetime of things that our family has to go through deciding what to keep, throw away, or sell. They have to find all our important paperwork and figure out what to do with our house and car. In other words, a loved one’s death produces a giant undertaking (no pun intended) for those left to handle the estate.
Although it is winter, it is never too early to think about your spring gardening. You may be thinking about where you want to plant a first-time garden or what plants you want to add to an ever-growing garden. For any avid gardener, be it flowers, vegetables, or both, there are “tools of the trade” that you must possess and store.
A small shovel or trowel is a necessity for digging small holes in which to put your seeds or baby plants. They are also useful in digging up stubborn weeds. A three-pronged cultivator is another handy tool which can help with digging and weeding too. They are great at tearing into a stubborn root! One needs pruning shears to cut back certain plants during the year to allow for new, healthy growth. These come in a small, handheld version as well as a long-handled version, depending on your needs. Most gardeners have both. And, of course, don’t forget gloves! Not only can there be bacteria in the soil, you never know when a thorn might decide to deposit itself in your finger!