Kitchen Magic Makeover

If you followed the building of our custom home, you may have noticed that I still haven't completed all the subcontractor reviews. By the time the house was finally completed — five months after our contract date and just days before the construction loan expired —...

Best Home Organization Resources

Frequently I present home organization workshops at conventions and conferences. Last week held a workshop in my home for about 30 women. As requested, here are my favorite organizing resources for the five systems we discussed. Please add your own in the comments!...

Make It Do or Do Without

There's an old adage from my parent's generation that too often seems to be forgotten in our disposable society. Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without. Believe me, my parents lived this verse! When I cleaned out my dad's house to sell last fall (he moved...

Best Home Upgrades

According to BankRate, there are a few home upgrades that pay off for resale. The suggestions are: Upgrade the kitchen with nicer cabinets, fancier hardware, and good fixtures. Make your kitchen appliances match in color/design. Spruce up the bathrooms with new...

Commercial Grade at Home

For almost a quarter of a century, we have used professional janitorial supplies to clean our home. The cost-per-use is so much better than typical store brands — and they clean remarkably better, as well. Window cleaner you buy from a grocery store, for example, is...