Last week, the Victoria’s Secret organization decided to say goodbye to direct mail catalogs … breaking some hearts everywhere, but not as many as you think. The company that owns Victoria’s Secret, L Brands, is not only saving close to $150 million in expenses, but they are moving with the times. Their financial executive indicated that the catalogs did not have an impact on sales. And the organization wanted to relook the way they built their company. What would a company built for the first time in 2016 look like versus one built in 1977. Read More
Guest Blogger: Zoe Clark
Do you feel like your home is caving in from all angles, and your belongings are ready to pounce on you when you least expect it? Perhaps it is time to roll up your sleeves and get down to work: however disinclined you may be to start a lengthy decluttering process just now, your mess will not take care of itself. Here are some tips on how to restore order in your living area and turn your shabby place into a romantic, snug spot perfect for relaxation and personal development. Read More
There are generally four major storage areas in your house outside of cupboards, drawers, closets and under beds. These areas are attics, garages, basements and outdoor sheds. These major storage areas are designed to allow you to store seasonal items or less frequently used items. Attics and basements are also often used to store keepsakes and memories. Memories in the forms of photos, Read More
Spring is a time of renewal and provides a fresh start to home organization. It’s the perfect time to do a quick run through of your things to evaluate what stays and what goes. But where do you start after a long cold (cluttered) winter? Here are a few high traffic areas you should take on first:
- Edit your wardrobe: time to switch out your wardrobe for spring. As you pack away sweaters and boots, ask yourself what should stay and what should go. The general rule is if you haven’t worn an item in more than three months, it’s time to donate the item to someone who will.
- Flex your storage: if you’re dealing with stationary shelves that dictate where to store clothes and shoes, you’re probably wasting valuable space. Adjustable shelves allow you to change them around items being stored.
- Protect seasonal clothes in airtight containers. Store them in a guest closet, basement or attic until next season. If you don’t have extra space, store them in containers below the bed or on top shelves in your closet.
Guest Blogger: Francesca Holmes
The laundry room is one area of your home which is frequented on an everyday basis, and where you get a lot of household work done. With so much going on in one place, it is bound to get cluttered which can, sometimes, leave you overwhelmed. Whether it is the pile of dirty clothes, coats randomly thrown around, or soiled socks strewn about, they’re all eyesores. Read More