Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify…simplify.” It really is that easy. We all get so lost in all the details of our every day life that we exist in a world of chaos and hassles. I know first hand that simplifying reduces the hassles of life. How many … More Simplify…simplify…
Do you have room for all your clothes in one closet or do you have to do the “seasonal swap”? Alabama weather can make things very difficult if we are spread out in different closets and even more so in boxes or the attic. The best alternative is to keep what we will wear and have it … More Should it stay…or should it go?
Picture this – you’re outside on a hot day; you go inside and pour a tall glass of water. Did it spill all over the counter? The floor? Into the garage? Of course not – you knew when to turn off the faucet. You knew the capacity of your glass and stopped before you exceeded … More Pouring to Capacity
They say a “picture is worth a thousand words” and I think these tell a familiar story. It’s that outside storage room expected to serve multiple purposes, ranging from holiday decor to gardening to tools to keepsakes to beach chairs. And, without a good space plan, it typically becomes a big, jumbled mess! But, after … More Space Cadets: Carport Storage Room
What a blessing to participate in building a home with HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS! The Space Cadets team has been working on a VERY special project the past few months, along with a talented and generous group from the construction world, led by Stephen Ray and Heidi Core. Our precious recipient is Alabama’s own Noah Galloway…a … More Closets Fit for a National Hero
Aaaah…perfection! Who knew one word could cause so many problems? We’re told from a very young age that practice makes perfect. I used to counter that argument by saying, “Yes, but nobody is perfect, so why practice?” My piano teacher never appreciated my fine skills of logic! Perfection somehow became my standard. After all, if I don’t … More When Striving for Perfection is just too much…
We all have them…the closet that everyone is afraid to open because we know we can’t get it closed! Whether it is a master bedroom, linen, pantry or coat, it’s the same techniques to clear the clutter. Use the 4 Boxes Method (Keep, Give, Move & Toss) and pull out everything, placing it in one … More Finding Space at Home