Make a wish list to share with friends and family who like to give gifts. You’ll save them trouble and only add things to your home that you really want.
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Let the things you treasure about the holidays guide your celebrations, and this year you’ll collect joyful memories instead of just more stuff.
Before a natural disaster strikes, collect your vital documents in a water-tight container and have it ready to go so you’re prepared to evacuate, file insurance claims, or request recovery assistance if you need it.
After a natural disaster, make your first priority the health and safety of your family and yourself. Take care of yourselves, because everything else is just stuff.
Hurricane Harvey has taught us a lot of harsh lessons about what’s at stake when a natural disaster strikes. Our lives and priorities can get turned upside-down overnight.
Clutter disrupts our comfort, productivity, enjoyment, and pride in our homes. But sometimes clutter becomes a serious threat to our very health and wellbeing.
The Clutter Fairy reports in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on September 3, 2017. Many thanks to our fans for your concern and good wishes!
As a first step to make your cluttered home a little bit safer, clear enough space on your floors so that you can get to the exits in the event of an emergency, or so that emergency personnel can reach you if you need urgent medical attention.
Clutter-impaired people often let embarrassment, fear of judgment, and the physical condition of their homes stand in the way of the fun and fulfillment of entertaining.
Don’t wait to entertain until your home is “perfect”! Provide the key elements of basic comfort, and remember that quality time with friends and family is the heart of successful entertaining.
The creative drive is an essential human need to enrich and beautify our lives and the world. But clutter can steal the space, free time, and clarity we need for creative pursuits.
The Clutter Fairy’s Gayle Goddard was a guest on the June 19, 2017, Houston Life show. Gayle shared common mistakes people make when they try to get organized.