The Cottage

I have some new clients that I am pretty darn excited about.  We are new friends and have known each other for about a year.  But this is first time that we have worked on any organizing together.  They recently had the ability to travel abroad for an extended period of time and upon returning to their home they realized it was time to make some changes.  When you live out of a backpack and barely have any of your possessions with you for an extended period of time it ...continue reading

How Long Should You Keep Packaging Materials

Someone asked me recently what to do with all those boxes of electronics and appliances.  You may have been lucky enough to get some great presents for Christmas and now you have some boxes hanging out taking up space.  So the question is...do I have to keep them? And if so, for how long? This is not a yes or no answer so let's break it down. 1- Do you own the item still?  If no...GET RID OF IT!  If yes...see number 2. 2- Does the item have a warranty?  If ...continue reading

Summer Survival

I had a friend ask today about this summer schedule we used last year.  I had forgotten all about that schedule and went digging to find it.  I love it when someone reminds me of a good idea I had but had forgotten about.  Summer is almost upon us here in Athens....only 7 more days of school!  I find summer is much more manageable when I have a plan.  I spend less time being that cranky mom who no one listens to and more of the fun mom taking her kids to do fun things ...continue reading

Electronics Making Me Crazy

I'm an electronics junkie.   The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree and my kids are into their electronics too.   They end up plugged in all over the house and inevitably they get lost.  In fact...my oldest can't find her DS right now.   I also don't like them playing these late at night.  I'd rather them wind down with a book or my son likes to draw or write.  So I came up with a little tray in the living room for the electronics to live and get charged up.  I got ...continue reading