Sometimes I get the craziest ideas at 3 a.m. I woke up last night thinking about my art room. It's on the first floor between the living room and the kitchen. It occurred to me that it would be more convenient if the art room were adjacent to my basement storage space where I keep… Continue reading Organize it! Make Room for Hobbies
What began as an organization project with cleaning and sorting, recycling and donating, has somehow blossomed into a whole house makeover. One of the largest projects was a very messy kitchen re-do! We knew we needed a new kitchen floor. But a bigger problem was our sagging ceiling. It was too big of a project… Continue reading Organize It! The Kitchen Makeover
While February usually brings deep snows and frigid temperatures to Ohio, this year we have been enjoying a stretch of unusually warm weather. February and March were to be my months for organizing my dressing room and pairing down my wardrobe. But with temperatures climbing into the 50s, 60s and even reaching a 70° day,… Continue reading Organize It! The Front Porch
February has arrived and with it comes a new "Organize It" project. In January I set up a new home office and spent the month taming paperwork. For the month of February I have assigned myself the task of getting my dressing room, clothes closets, and attic spaces in order. As I searched the Internet… Continue reading “Organize It!” Clothing Closets and Drawers
My goal for 2017 is to get my entire house back into perfect order. Five days into January and the Organize It! project is starting well. For the month of January I chose to work on setting up a home office. I've taken over one end of my sun room and now have a small… Continue reading Organize It! Updating the Books
If you are lucky you already have a home office. I don’t have a separate room to designate as office space so for several years I have tried to incorporate a desk into another room. My first attempts failed for one reason or another. Mostly, I think, the spaces were just too small. I have finally… Continue reading Paper Madness: Organizing a Home Office
paper clips binder clips rubber bands pencils erasers pens highlighters permanent markers scissors transparent tape packing tape bubble wrap large mailing envelopes #10 envelopes letter size envelopes postage stamps ruler/tape measure pencil sharpener stapler staples three hole punch three ring binders pocket folders file folders/hanging file folders notebook dividers/tabs folder labels address labels return address… Continue reading The Basic Home Office Supply Checklist
...while I'm organizing mine. When the new year arrives there’s no rest for the weary until all signs of Christmas or other holiday celebrations are neatly stored away and order in the house has been restored or, at least, brought back to normal. Prepare the storage space. Empty out the storage area where holiday items… Continue reading Holiday Clean Up: Organize Your World…
If you've been following my "Staycation-Vacation" posts you know that since quitting my job last fall, I have been going through my home room by room, making changes to transform my house into a more comfortable place — a place that feels like a favorite vacation rental where stones and seashells become collectibles and the outdoor spaces are as important as indoor rooms. As… Continue reading Clear the clutter…and make a few dollars at the same time.
My goal of late has been to create a more relaxing atmosphere inside my home. I love laid back vacation rentals and it seems to me that I should be able to live in one year-round. I mean, why not? What is a vacation rental except a house that has been designed with comfort in mind?