Watch people at airports and bus depots struggle with multiple suitcases and packages and you can begin to see how important it is to...LIGHTEN UP before you travel!
Karen Shinn's Blog
- These days seems everyone we talk to is either going on a trip or returning from one!
So you've decided to move and you're ready to take steps to simplify your stuff!
You only have one chance to make a good first impression and this is especially true when selling your house!
Often, the most difficult decisions are those that must be made during a time of crisis. Downsizing, clearing clutter, getting organized, simplifying, whatever you call it, it's easier to do when broken down into manageable tasks.
English textile designer and writer, William Morris had it right… “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.
Guest blog by Dan Kershaw, Executive Director, Furniture Bank
Navigating major life changes can be exciting, but more often than not, stressful also.
Do you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays?
If you love setting out holiday decorations but hate putting them away, check out our EIGHT tips for creating a holiday storage system that works:
Throughout the year, there are lots of reasons to celebrate with family and friends and, it seems, most of these celebrations include gifts!
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we would like to share some tips from our pal Teepa Snow, an expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care.
Whether you are a person with Dementia, a Care Partner or a Visitor, holidays can be stressful.
No matter where you live, it seems you’re always bringing stuff into your home. The upcoming holiday season always seems to bring new things into your house!
We learn life lessons from everything we do!
As we prepared to sell our family cottage, there were a lot of lessons to be learned. Here are SEVEN of them:
Karen Shinn and Gail Shields first talked about how they could work together at a conference for Professional Organizers in Canada (what a surprise!).
When you have lived in the same house for 20, 30, 40, 50 or more years, planning your move is a HUGE project.
In 1949, Mum received a cedar chest as a Christmas gift so it had been part of her life almost forever. Now, it might have looked like just another piece of furniture, but, as my brothers and I soon discovered, it was really much more like a “treasure” chest.
When Gail and I first met Teepa Snow, we knew the Divas had found a "kindred spirit".
Her philosophy and education reflects her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia.