Clip It Up

It's almost back to school time! All three of my children will be going to school full time this year.  This year we're moving back into our regular school building after it has been COMPLETELY renovated..in fact, most of it was demolished and a new building was built behind and attached to the historic building.  Suffice it to say that there will be a lot of change and chaos around the start of school this year. Thankfully our school is fantastic at communication. ...continue reading

Let’s Get Vertical

I talk with all of my clients about using the vertical space in our homes and offices.  So often I see people using their closets to the max or using the floor space but I see vertical space being unused.  It's so valuable and can be so useful in your home.  I'll show you a few places in myhome where I am using vertical space. Off of my kitchen I have an area where we have some bins for storing headphones and chargers (and the top one has candy...shhh).  The ...continue reading

Fancy Food

My newest client and I have been working on different projects in her house. This week we decided to organize her pantry. She and I had looked at several pantries on Pinterest to brainstorm for ideas. She has a pretty standard large cabinet pantry with wooden shelves that are very deep. Things were getting lost in the back of the pantry and although she was still having a hard time getting all the spaces to work right for her kitchen. Unfortunately I don't have a before ...continue reading

Double Up!

Have you ever considered that having two of an item might make your life a little easier?  I know doubling what you have wouldn't be called decluttering or simplifying but it might really make life easier if you don't have to go hunting for that one item.  Here are a few items I was thinking of that might be a good idea to duplicate: 1-cleaning supplies - Having a set of cleaning supplies on each floor of your house (or maybe in each bathroom) would make it easier to do ...continue reading

I Must Confess: Kitchen Envy

I have kitchen envy.  I live in a 1960's ranch home.  It's solid, brick construction in a rectangle.  I love our house but the kitchen is something I would love to change.  We have old cabinets that were built here in the house and therefore can't be simply reconfigured.  They have been painted and updated with new knobs but that's about all.   They are all one solid piece on each wall.  We have a soffit at the top of the cabinets that I always view as wasted space.   We ...continue reading