Category Archives: Organizing

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,

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Food Inventory: What’s in My Cupboards

The last time I reorganized my food cupboards was about two years ago! Yesterday I tidied them up and took stock. When I started eating vegetarian, I thought I would want a huge array of dried beans and grains on

Food Inventory: What’s in My Cupboards

The last time I reorganized my food cupboards was about two years ago! Yesterday I tidied them up and took stock. When I started eating vegetarian, I thought I would want a huge array of dried beans and grains on

Pre-Travel Checklist

I’m not obsessive about packing lists. If I forget anything, I can buy it. Of course, I would cringe, knowing I have the same item at home, but I would survive. For me, it’s the pre-packing list that’s essential. It

Pre-Travel Checklist

I’m not obsessive about packing lists. If I forget anything, I can buy it. Of course, I would cringe, knowing I have the same item at home, but I would survive. For me, it’s the pre-packing list that’s essential. It

On Timeliness

Lately I have been running late for work…often. This has corresponded with living so near my new workplace. I recently changed jobs and no longer have a commute. I know it takes me less time to get to work, so

On Timeliness

Lately I have been running late for work…often. This has corresponded with living so near my new workplace. I recently changed jobs and no longer have a commute. I know it takes me less time to get to work, so