Bedroom Clutter

The bedroom is the easiest place to let clutter happen since it is our personal space and we can convince ourselves that it doesn’t matter, no one will see it! In truth, because it is our personal space it needs…

Bathroom Clutter

The bathroom is easy to clutter and easy to ignore. It is the space in which we seek bodily cleanliness and yet for some reason we find towels on the floor and wash cloths in a ball on the sink…

Family Room Clutter

It is time to look at clutter in the space where the family gathers the most.
However you refer to this space, it is usually the room that attracts the greatest amount of family clutter. Like the kitchen, paper is…

Kitchen Clutter: The Table

It is not unusual for the kitchen table to become a catch all or a desk rather than a sacred place for meals. It is true that the open surface of the table lends to paperwork and creative projects that…

Kitchen Clutter: The Sink

The area around the kitchen sink can become a constant headache without a real routine that keeps dishes and glasses under control. Making sure that the dishwasher is started after dinner and emptied every night is a freeing way to…

Kitchen Clutter: Paper!

Welcome to “Kathie’s Corner” first post in a weekly series of practical home management ideas.  This first series of topics looks at clutter, the number one concern in keeping up a home and the number one area that usually is…

Introducing Kathie’s Corner

Today we’d like to introduce you to a new series from HomeAdvantage. Every Friday, “Kathie’s Corner” will share brief, practical ideas that you can put to use right away. Kathie will walk you through specific tips and actions for addressing…

Is Your Shopping PHUN?

The other day as I was shopping in one of the national chains specializing in home goods, it occurred to me just how easy it would be to leave with more than I intended to buy.  The pleasing displays shouted…

A Mother’s Day Tribute to a Special Homemaker

Recently I had the privilege to be part of the celebration of a dear friend who turned one hundred. The entire event sparked special memories of that wonderful mother who brought me up and if her life had not ended…

Sparking Motivation in Teenagers

It has been a long time since my kids were teenagers. It has been so long that we now have six grandchildren that are experiencing that strange and wonderful period of life. As I look back on those years in…