So many of the words we usually use to describe cleaning out the house are simply far too polite. When you’re so overrun by worldly goods that you’re storing Legos in the linen cupboard and linens in the coat closet and coats in a heap on the floor, you’re ready not for “paring down” or “cutting back” or even “cleaning out,” but for “purging.” You should be thinking in terms of “flushing,” “jettisoning,” and “eradicating.” This is war. Speaking of war, some of the best stuff-purgers are military spouses....

Moving as it is usually done is one of the more eco-unfriendly things we do. As I noted in my previous post on the topic, moving house can add as many as 90 cardboard boxes and thousands of square feet of bubble wrap to the landfill, not to mention emissions from driving trucks around the landscape. That’s why the green moving industry is taking off, with one aspect...

Most people have coffee filters sitting around the house, just begging to be used in brewing up a nice cup of the finest dark roast. Little do they know that these little objects have the potential to help with so much more than giving us our daily caffeine fix. In fact, coffee filters are one of the most useful items in any home considering that they’re relatively strong yet totally flexible and shaped to hold things. ...

Just because the fall is here, it doesn’t mean it’s time to close up your garden for the winter. In fact, depending on your location, there are plenty of different types of plants and veggies you can plant in the winter that will bloom and grow during the next few months. Why not supplement those tomatoes, peas and peppers with fresh radishes, kale and spinach?...

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  It’s unbelievable to think about, but with the start of September fast approaching, it means that the summer is quickly coming to an end. It’s time to start preparing for school and getting those fall and winter items ready. Here are a few simple tips that are going to help you get organized and prepared for the fall season while getting rid of the clutter. Take...

  Autumn is one of the best decoration seasons — so many beautiful colors and interesting shapes in leaves and gourds, so many textures to work with. It’s a DIY crafter’s dream. Thinking of doing a little decorating this fall but don’t know where to start? There are so many options it’s worth breaking them down into categories. Here are neat ways to...

Among the world’s storage challenges, wine holds a special place. Not only are wine bottles fragile, they are of a shape that doesn’t stack, and they must be kept in a dim place and at specified temperatures. Not only that, but they must somehow be kept organized — there’s really nothing worse than being unable to locate that bottle 1990 Château Angelus Merlot...

Orlando may be best known as the home of Mickey and the gang, but it’s also a really nice place to live. Its map is so sprinkled with lakes it looks polka dotted. And green space abounds. Yet the city has all the urban amenities city-dwellers require. Like, for instance, good storage facilities. Especially now that Extra Space has opened its new building on N....

  It may be fun to watch the squirrels scurrying about to hide nuts for the winter, but you also have some fall maintenance tasks to complete. Sorry. There’s just no rest when winter’s coming!   I’m kidding, of course. When you prepare your outdoor grill or smoker for winter, you won’t have to scurry about! And when you’re done, you can rest knowing that your grill will be in fine shape for that first spring barbecue. ...