Laundry Room

The Laundry Room. You’d think it’d be a clean room, given that the primary function of the room is cleaning.  Yet, it seems to be “Most Likely to Succeed” in the contest for clutter. I know many houses don’t have a laundry room.  They...

Cleaning-Up the Cleaning Supplies

I’ve been writing about organizing areas in the home for several weeks now, and I know some of you have just joined us.  I wrote an article to kick us off about how I think through organizing, and as I sat down to write today, I realized I needed a quick...

The Entryway

True confession:  Last night (at the time of this writing) I took a child to church with no shoes.  It wasn’t intentional, but we were running late and I couldn’t find any of his shoes and it’s kind of embarrassing for the pastor to walk into the...

Behind Closed Doors

When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago, I considered open shelving to replace the upper cabinets.  Since it would also have cost a lot less, I almost convinced my husband it was a good idea.  Then he pointed out it could negatively affect our resale value if we...

Hammer Time

One of my favorite wedding presents was a beautiful leather-handled hammer. Yep. A hammer. The couple that gave it to us told the story of receiving a hammer for their wedding – and how over the years, that hammer had woven its way in and out of their life...