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How to Find the Perfect (Smaller) Home

Whatever you’re buying — a house, a piece of art, or a pair of shoes — it’s smart to know what you’re looking for before you start the process. You don’t need to have the exact thing in mind (you’ll never find it), but you do need to know what you want and what you

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What to Look for in a Downsized Home

Photo Source Lives change, and so do the homes that contain them. If you, like Michael and me, have decided that it’s time to get rid of a bunch of stuff that just doesn’t fit into your life anymore, you are probably looking for a house that is better sized to your new lifestyle. Once

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4 Steps to Getting Organized this Autumn

October is a deceptively busy time. For people with kids, the holiday season starts before Halloween and doesn’t end until New Year’s Day. If you’ve got college students, there’s homecoming and parents’ weekends, and if you were ever a college student there are a dozen weeks (at least) of football themed parties. And there is

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Why Clutter Makes You Sick

I’ve got a friend who wants to unclutter her house, but she thinks it’s going to be hard and she doesn’t know where to start. “It just makes me sick to look at this mess,” she told me. And the weird thing is, she’s right. Literally. There’s a whole lot of research that shows that

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