Decluttering & Organizing

Tips for a less cluttered more serene home.

4 Steps to a Simplified Wardrobe – And a closet full of clothes you love!

How many clothes do you have in your closet? The average American woman has 103 items of clothing in her wardrobe. Yet most say they only like about 10% of the contents. (These numbers are based on a study of 1000 women done by the Closetmaid Company).   Another survey done by ING Direct and Capital One Banks found that the average woman with a life expectancy of 80 years will spend about $125,000 on clothing and accessories. If you are in your 20s that figure will probably be significantly higher (based on current spending trends). If you are 55 or older it will probably be a bit lower. I’m all for looking good and feeling great and if spending money on clothes makes you feel great and you can afford it – go for it I say. But then I think back to figure of the average…

Cleaning Basics – A Simple 2 Part Cleaning Routine

If you love to clean then this post probably isn’t for you, unless you enjoy a good laugh at those of us who hate to clean. Cleaning actually makes me crabby. At about minute 12 of dusting I start to get irritated and think, “This is never going to be really clean and in a couple of days it will just be dusty again…grrrr.” I read the magazine articles and blog posts that talk about cleaning your house in 30 minutes. I SO want that to be true. After all, even I can muscle it out for 30 minutes if it means the whole house will be clean. Anyway, I read these articles and hope that somehow, in 30 minutes once a week I’ll be able to get my house clean. I like a good experiment, so one day I even timed…