Efficient Cleaning: Methods & Approaches

In the first segment on “Efficient Cleaning“, I introduced the concept of working “smarter not harder” with five considerations: scope, method, approaches, resources and time. We first touched on the need to honestly scope out the daily work involved in…

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…