Category Archives: Organizing

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making

Container Confusion

Following Lucinda’s pantry and plastics clearout, I have done one, too! While preparing the house to be painted, I stuffed everything from the kitchen counters into the cupboards in a big jumble and it needed to be set right. I’ve been trying

Container Confusion

Following Lucinda’s pantry and plastics clearout, I have done one, too! While preparing the house to be painted, I stuffed everything from the kitchen counters into the cupboards in a big jumble and it needed to be set right. I’ve been trying

Organized?

I have looked and looked for a system to help me organize my life. A place where I can add everything relevant, keep it in order, access it easily, and keep it for posterity. A place for meetings and appointments,

Organized?

I have looked and looked for a system to help me organize my life. A place where I can add everything relevant, keep it in order, access it easily, and keep it for posterity. A place for meetings and appointments,

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 2 of 2)

Lengthy post…did not think you’d want a Part 3 🙂 Last time, I wrote about travel arrangements including luggage, transportation and lodging. Now I’ll turn to meals, entertainment and organizing trip details. When I’ve travelled with other people, both lodging

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 2 of 2)

Lengthy post…did not think you’d want a Part 3 🙂 Last time, I wrote about travel arrangements including luggage, transportation and lodging. Now I’ll turn to meals, entertainment and organizing trip details. When I’ve travelled with other people, both lodging

The No-Nag Project

I have started a new project. I always have a bunch of little tasks that nag at me and never seem to get done. I tend not to list them because they are unimportant in the grand scheme of things,

The No-Nag Project

I have started a new project. I always have a bunch of little tasks that nag at me and never seem to get done. I tend not to list them because they are unimportant in the grand scheme of things,

Home Inventory Update, Part 2

I have just finished a complete revision of my home inventory (first done 2 years ago). I re-counted a lot of categories because I’d lost track of things coming and going! The conclusion is: it’s a tie! Well, almost. If Rom

Home Inventory Update, Part 2

I have just finished a complete revision of my home inventory (first done 2 years ago). I re-counted a lot of categories because I’d lost track of things coming and going! The conclusion is: it’s a tie! Well, almost. If Rom

Recipe Re-Org

I’ve been collecting recipes on bits of paper forever – well, since 1987, and that is before some of my readers were born! You would think I’d have a system, but I don’t. They sit in a manila file folder which grows thicker

Recipe Re-Org

I’ve been collecting recipes on bits of paper forever – well, since 1987, and that is before some of my readers were born! You would think I’d have a system, but I don’t. They sit in a manila file folder which grows thicker

Magic of Tidying Up?

At long last I have read the Marie Kondo book so I can weigh in! It has been a publishing sensation, selling millions. As you would guess, it’s a short book about decluttering, organizing and storing your stuff. I have

Magic of Tidying Up?

At long last I have read the Marie Kondo book so I can weigh in! It has been a publishing sensation, selling millions. As you would guess, it’s a short book about decluttering, organizing and storing your stuff. I have

Time to Myself

How much time do you get to yourself? Depends what counts as free time: Not working Not getting ready for work or commuting Not studying Not looking after children Not looking after elders Not making or keeping medical appointments Not

Time to Myself

How much time do you get to yourself? Depends what counts as free time: Not working Not getting ready for work or commuting Not studying Not looking after children Not looking after elders Not making or keeping medical appointments Not

The Undecorated House

My house is not decorated and it never will be. No one has ever come to my house and said, “It’s beautiful” or “I love what you did with it.” Guests have never focused on a feature or a colour,

The Undecorated House

My house is not decorated and it never will be. No one has ever come to my house and said, “It’s beautiful” or “I love what you did with it.” Guests have never focused on a feature or a colour,