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SuperCook! Saves Dinner

Dinner time comes every night. Sure, we may go out or order in but, usually, I have to prepare some sort of repast for me, the kids, and (fingers crossed) my husband. I also know I need to go to the grocery store to procure ingredients to cook but that doesn’t mean I always do […]

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 […]

Hoarding: It’s Not As Common As You’d Think

When I speak with new clients, they often say they’re a “hoarder.” Most are slightly tongue-in-cheek but some are completely serious. I’ve worked with clients who have way too much stuff for their space. I’ve worked with clients who have seriously neglected their homes. The fact of the matter is: I’ve never worked with a […]

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 […]