The Urge to Purge: Organizing Makes Life Easier

I can’t remember exactly when I first felt the urge to purge. Maybe I was trying to find someone’s phone number in the Mt. Everest of paper piles. Or maybe it’s when I first got interested in Feng Shui 10 years ago. Whatever it was, the challenge and...

Does Your House Smile at You? Porches Speak Volumes.

I’m not the type of person who smiles no matter what. I don’t automatically say “fine” whenever somebody asks how I am. And I definitely can’t gush. I’ve tried. Even though I’m not a welcome wagon kinda gal, I do recognize the value in people who are. Facing a...

Distract Yourself From Food – Nov. ’06

In light of the coming National Day of Eating (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) I’m passing on a hint that a Feng Shui consultant gave me once. Kitchens are seldom built out-of-the-way; often we have to walk by them to get to other parts of the house as they suck us in with the...

De-clutter Yourself – Feb. ’06

When my son was young I occasionally saw the floor of his room. Out of the blue I’d be confronted by this unusual sight, and my son announced that he’d be been bitten by the “tidy-bug”. I occasionally get these urges myself and am amazed by how much lighter I feel, as...