Organizing your storage doesn’t have to be complicated, but somehow it ends up being just that. If you’re not a weirdo, like me, you should probably stop reading. In other words, if mismatched plastic bins and labels written in permanent marker don’t bother you then just keep doing what you’re doing. I don’t understand why […]

Lose 10 lbs, spend more time with family, create a budget and stick to it… it’s good to have lofty goals, but sometimes you need to break those goals into smaller more manageable steps in order to stay on course and actually achieve those resolutions. My goal in 2012 is to spend smarter. While having […]

I used to look forward to holiday baking, decorating and wrapping gifts. I would even go so far as to say I was talented in these areas. Unfortunately, in the last few years my holiday cheer has been replaced by holiday guilt. With three kids and a full-time job I never have enough time to […]

Sometimes there just isn’t room for a home office. Other times the only place for a home office is in a remote corner of the house, so far from all the action that your kids have to call you on the phone to ask a question about their homework (maybe that’s not such a bad […]

A person’s organizational acumen could once be measured by the tidiness of their sock drawer, but oh how the times have changed. If you really want to know if someone is organized take a look at their e-mail inbox. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not actually suggesting that you go around looking at people’s inboxes; […]

Asking a group of mothers whether they are looking forward to the start of school can create more drama than a discussion on politics or plastic surgery. For me the answer to that question has been different every year. It depends on the child’s age, my personal stress level and a myriad of other factors. […]

My oldest son is starting high school, not college, but he will be away from home for his first year. He’s only been gone a few weeks and I’m already distraught. In order to cope I began a massive reorganization and sterilization of his room (he’s a teenage boy so yes sterilization was involved). I […]

The most important office storage space is the desk drawer. It may not seem special, it is just a drawer, but properly organized it becomes the best tool you have for becoming more productive at work. (No drawer? Use a small tray or storage box on your desktop.) Here is what is in my drawer at the […]

They say you’re not supposed bring work into the bedroom. They also say you shouldn’t have a TV in the bedroom. This advice sounds good in theory, but like any good workaholic I just can’t help myself. In fact sometimes I watch T.V., visit with my husband and check email all at the same time. […]

Depending on where you live, a significant percentage of you and/or your family’s life could be spent in the car. At times you may even ask yourself why you bought the big fancy house and the little sports car; it should have been the other way around. Make the most of your travel time by […]