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Growing up, when Valentine’s Day rolled around, everyone would pull out the red and pink construction paper, heart-shaped doilies, paste and markers. If you were really lucky, glitter would be involved. Somehow, over the years, giving out homemade heart-shaped Valentines turned to doling out store-bought manufactured creations with the obligatory candy attached....

Like most people, I don’t like moving. When it comes to relocating overseas, things get even more complicated, but with good planning, and a little soul searching, everything will end up in its proper place. You may not intend to stay overseas forever, so obviously there are many belongings that may be left behind. It’s not necessary to sell all those items...

Today we wrap up our series with the most daunting task yet, organizing the home office. Finally, I headed for one of the biggest projects, the home office.  I found this to be the biggest challenge because I use almost everything on a daily basis, which makes items hard to “store,” especially with a small desk.  However, with my will for an organized...

One of the perennial items on many New Year’s Resolution lists is to get more organized. With the turn of each New Year, we SWEAR that this is the year that we’re finally going to make it happen – and who knows – hopefully this will be the year that you do. But before you take action, I want to put something important on your radar first. What I...

With the calendar turning over in January, many people will make New Year’s resolutions to get organized. One of the best ways to make your resolutions a reality is to commit to specific actions and projects, with clear deadlines. Here are some suggestions for organizing projects to work on throughout the year. Start with the goal of completing one project each season....

Hi Readers, After making my living room a place of joy to behold, this week we take on every woman’s worst nightmare – a guy’s bathroom!  I’ll show you how I made my bathroom an homage to orderliness. Bathroom The bathroom was the easiest room to de-clutter, due to size.  For this space, I went through my cabinets and closets to find containers. ...

The traditional solution for wine storage is a wine cellar or cave. If you have that, then you’re happily set to store your beloved wine under the right conditions. (Just go ahead and give your dog an extra walk instead of reading this.) Most of us aren’t so lucky. Some wine lovers opt for a wine refrigerator, but they’re not always the best solution for even amateur...

This year I really didn’t get into the New Year’s celebration scene. My wife and I finally admitted to each other that we were old and therefore don’t have a life. Kidding. We decided to have a night in together. Two movies and a homemade King Crab leg dinner is what our night consisted of. It was awesome! Even though I slacked on my New Year’s celebration, I didn’t...

Welcome readers, to another Monday with Mike wherein we get our house organized. We took care of the kitchen last week and discovered we could do a lot with food jars, even getting replacement lids when we needed. On to the living room! Living Room When I tackled my living room, it was full of trinkets and books.  Most of the cluttered items I still wanted to keep, but...

Located in the Northeastern portion of the country, near the Atlantic, sits the town of Cranston, Rhode Island. For many, the town is just another city. Sure it has been named one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” by Money magazine. Yes it has been named one of the 25 safest cities by the CQ Press. It is more than just safety and tourist research that makes this town...