Living with Purpose

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examineWe all know what our kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are for, right?

Of course we do!

But how many of us really consider purpose on a daily basis when we are deciding what we bring into those rooms? It’s so easy to get caught up in the every-day of life and not even consider this concept.

How many times have you put something in your bedroom simply because you don’t have another place for it? Then you end up putting time and effort into working your way around the item just to take care of the tasks and purposes intended for that room.

This is the very thing that creates clutter in our homes and in our lives! Read more

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Tuesday Tip: Let Yourself Let Go

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fabric storage binsIs getting rid of clothing a difficult decision for you? Here’s a great tip:

Designate a donation bin for your bedroom that you empty out and donate every month or two. As you dress you’ll inevitably come across items of clothing that don’t fit right or you simply don’t care for anymore. Drop these items into the bin as you find them.

Letting them linger in your temporary bin where you can retrieve them if you change your mind gives you the time to get comfortable with letting them go. Read more

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Product of the Week: Spice-n-Store Spice Rack – by TCD

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Spice-n-StoreMy favorite products are the ones that make use of wasted space. Sometimes we don’t even realize we have wasted space until we see something that’s been designed to fit there, like the Spice-n-Store Spice Rack!

I could think of so many uses for this!!

I’d put a couple in my kitchen, of course, for spices. But I would use one in my utility room for crews, nails and picture hanging supplies. I’d mount one in my office for staples, paper clips and rubber bands. Read more

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How To Choose Very Strong Passwords That Are Easy To Remember

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passwordThis is from an email I received today from SocialOomph.com with some great info – Enjoy!!

What makes a password strong is the combination of different alphanumeric, special characters, and capitalization that you use, and of course the length of the password.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to remember and type an epistle when I fill out a password field. Read more

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Product of the Week: Brabantia Door Drying Rack

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Brabantia Door Drying RackWhether you have a laundry room, a laundry closet or just a corner of your garage, the Brabantia Door Drying Rack is a great space saver!

There are many reasons to air-dry clothes (delicate fabric care and being eco-friendly come to mind), but not always as many places to do so.

An over the door rack takes up no floor space, no wall space, and can remain virtually invisible if you want. Read more

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Beware of Vampires!

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vampire-powerEven when household appliances are turned off, most are still using some electricity. Beware of vampire energy in your home, sucking the money right out of your wallet and producing over 50 million tons of CO2 emissions in the U.S., equal to 11 million cars.

My friends over at Big Green Head have put together a cute interactive post to show potential energy vampires in your home and how to eliminate them. Check it out…[LG]A Valet with built-in power strip![/LG]

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The Mind-Body Clutter Connection

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clutterDo you follow the advice of clutter experts and still feel overwhelmed and unable to crawl from underneath the piles of stuff? Sheila Hawkins over at ChaoticClutterKing has written a great post on what the real issue may be! Here’s an excerpt from the post:

You can’t clear the clutter by focusing on your “stuff”. How many times have you eliminated that pile, the overflow in the closet or even cleared the clutter from an entire room only to have it come back to haunt you Read more

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