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!...

7 Signs That You’re Buying a Money Pit

A house is not only your refuge from the world, it’s also an investment. The recent ups and downs in the housing market notwithstanding, in general your home is going to increase in value. This is especially true if you find ways to improve on the property while...

Summer Electricity Bills

In Utah, most people have two enormous utility bills. In the winter, it's the gas bill for heat and, in the summer, it's the electric bill for the central air conditioning. I am not sure which bill is worse, but I can tell you that I'd much rather be cold (within...

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...

Tropical Goods

My husband, Sam, lived in American Samoa from the time he was eight until he was 11. His parents were teaching at a private school. Seven years later he went back across the sea and served a two-year religious mission in both American Samoa and Wester Samoa. Needless...