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How Texas House Bill 1774 Could Affect You

HB 1774 takes effect tomorrow. It’s designed to crack down on frivolous insurance lawsuits. However, it reduces the penalty interest rate insurance companies face for late payments if a policyholder files a lawsuit. The current interest rate is 18%, the new interest rate will be 10%. Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of this new […]

How to Start the Insurance Process After Hurricane Harvey

It looks like the worst of the storm is over in Houston. However, the recovery process is just beginning. If you’ve been impacted by the flood, here are some helpful steps to follow during the insurance claims process. STEP 1 – If you have flood insurance, contact your agent or flood insurance provider and file […]

Mer’s Pick: POPn’ Store Storage Boxes

It seems like people are always asking me recommendation storage boxes and bins that will fit nicely in the storage units most towns have. Usually, there are just too many factors to take into account to have a “go to” solution: size, material, cost, aesthetics. My one exception are Samsill’s POPn’ Store Storage Boxes. I’m […]

Books: Valuable Collectibles or Kindling?

Last week was one of those where every client work day involved books. One client purged more than a half dozen boxes of books without a second thought. Another wanted to keep everything (even duplicates) because “every old book has value” and yet another wanted them organized by color of binding (that was a first for me!). […]

Christmas Storage: When Do You Un-Decorate?

Happy New Year! The first full weekend in January has now passed and you *should* be addressing much needed Christmas storage. People often debate about the exact time to “un-decorate.” I can’t get on board with taking down decorations on Boxing Day (December 26th); it’s still Christmas! But when should they come down? It’s a […]

Holiday Decorating: Don’t Let It Take Over Your Life

It’s that time of year again, time to start holiday decorating! I’ve always been “old school,” meaning the tree goes up Thanksgiving weekend and not a moment sooner. This year, I’ve jumped the gun and started decorating today. Maybe it was all the Christmas-ness on the Dancing With The Stars Finale last night. “My fondest […]

Bullet Journal – The Possibilities are Endless

A year ago, I posted about the Bullet Journal. All things considered, a bullet journal is just a grid notebook. You can create daily, weekly, monthly, and/or annual calendars and to-do lists, keep notes from meetings, as a diary, and more. Buying a pre-printed planner is tough. You can love the color scheme but hate […]

5 Easy Ways to Combat Kid Clutter

At this moment, I am not a mom. Well, I am but it’s to two cats. Sometimes when I go to friends’ homes and, not going to lie, the sheer amount of kids things overwhelms me. Until I get a glass of wine, all I see is kid clutter. Disclaimer: I’m not being judgmental; my […]

8 Quick Tips to Get & Stay Organized

Do you have wonder how some people always seem to have neat, organized homes? It’s really quite simple: they’ve made a habit of getting and keeping it that way. It takes time to make a habit stick. According to James Clear, The 3 R’s of Habit Change are Reminder, Routine, and Reward. Try implementing these over […]

How To Start Selling On eBay

Let’s get your stuff SOLD. If you’ve been reading my blog the past few months, you have probably already purged some of your home. If you haven’t, look here and here for some tips. eBay is a great way to turn these unwanted items into extra cash. Their site says, “Selling on eBay is as […]