Product(s) of the Week – Office

I had a few requests for more information re: the products I meantioned in my last blog, Super Small Office. Here we go: DOKUMENT Magazine file. For $6.99, you get a set of 2 files. I use these for a myriad of purposes, none of which is storing magazines. I love the modern, industrial look […]

Project: Home Office – Small Space, Big Problems

 How can a small home office create so many problems? Moving into a new space presented a home office problem for these homeowners. In their former home, the office allowed for a large corner desk with multiple file drawers and a large hutch storage cabinet. The new office has very little space (35 sq. ft.) […]

A Bit of Preparation Goes a Long Way

It looks as though I took National Simplify Your Life Week a little too seriously since I haven’t posted since Tuesday. Whoops! That makes today’s tip even more applicable: spend a few minutes of preparation to make your tomorrow easier. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Now, let’s not get all […]

Limit the Incoming – National Simplify Your Life Week

This week is national “Simplify Your Life” week and here’s another tip: Limit the Incoming. Remember yesterday’s lesson? Well, apply that now and JUST SAY NO to all the unnecessary paper, calls, and emails creeping into your life. 1. Get on the National Do Not Call Registry.  Its super easy and you can register your cell […]

Just Say No – National “Simplify Your Life” Week

This week is national “Simplify Your Life” week. I know, I know, easier said than done, right? Each day, I’ll share with you a tip to make your life just a little bit easier. UPDATE: I clearly overcommitted by promising I would post daily during SYL week. I said No 🙂  Just Say “No.”  Nancy Reagan has […]

Cosmetic Expiration: How Old Is Too Old?

How old is that mascara you put on this morning? No clue? You do know most cosmetics eventually expire, right?? According to the FDA, make up expiration is not black and white but there are general guidelines. Let’s run through some of the basics. 1. Mascara  Mascara should be replaced every 2-3 months. If there is […]

Meredith’s Pick – Drawer Organizers

There are, literally, thousands of organizational products from which to choose. One of my favorites is also one of the least expensive: collapsable drawer organizers. I have read some productivity people suggest never folding socks or underwear, as it’s a huge waste of time. Sorry, I just threw up a little in my mouth. The thought of living […]

Online Resale – I Purged My Closet. Now What?

Congratulations! You’re ready to let go of those items you no longer wear. Now what? Brick-and-mortar consignment and retail shops have made way for online resale which is quickly outgrowing them. But which online resale site should you use to resell your gently used items? Here’s a brief comparison of the top 9 sites. Click […]

A Full Closet But Nothing to Wear: Easy Wardrobe Purging

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of “stuff” in your closet but don’t know where to start your closet purge? Here is a simple, idiot-proof way to 1) let go of unwanted garments and 2) ensure you actually wear your wardrobe to the fullest. How, you ask?  Simple: turn your hangers backwards. Easy Closet Purge First, remove […]

When You Can’t Walk Into Your Walk-In Closet…

The walk-in closet. So many possibilities, so many chances to improperly use the space. Most walk-in closets I’ve dealt with face at least one of the following issues: Multiple sizes. Many of us have weight fluctuations and feel the need to keep clothing in a variety of sizes to accommodate the yo-yo. The Desert Island Mindset. “The moment […]