Lisa A. Flam, Associated Press Updated 9:54 am CDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 This photo provided by Better Homes & Gardens shows a workspace setup in a bedroom. It's perfectly fine to use your child's room when they're away at school. If you're using a desk, be sure to safely store your child's belongings while you're using the workspace. (Better Homes & Gardens via AP) less This photo provided by Better Homes & Gardens shows a workspace setup in a bedroom. It's perfectly fine to use your child's room when they're away at school. If you're using a desk, be sure to safely store your ... more Photo: AP This photo provided by Better Homes & Gardens shows a workspace setup in a bedroom. It's perfectly fine to use your child's room when they're away at school. If you're using a desk, be sure to safely store your child's belongings while you're using the workspace. (Better Homes & Gardens via … [Read more...] about Kid leaving for college? Hands off their bedroom, for now
Stop hiding your shoes. Instead, display your collection — at least the core six or eight pairs — on shelves at eye level, where you can easily see them. If clutter bells are ringing, ignore them. The secret to shoe storage is staying on top of your inventory.“This is not about showing off. This is not about more-more-more. This is about less,” says designer Lisa Adams, who started LA Closet Design in 2007. As one of Hollywood’s go-to wardrobe gurus, she creates dream closets for celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Tyra Banks and Khloe Kardashian. “Shopping is impulsive. The best way to keep yourself from overspending and stockpiling crap is to make sure you can see what you already have.”First gather all the shoes you own in one place. This includes snow boots in the car trunk, the heels in storage for weddings and funerals, and the sneakers you’ve been meaning to clean. Then divide them into two piles: shoes you’ve worn in the … [Read more...] about An effective way to sort your shoes? Display them.
A CLEAN SWEEP is often the only sensible option when confronting our piles of unnecessary stuff. Easier said than done! Our Cover Story is reported by Barry Petersen: Take a drive across America and along with the mountains and rivers, a big part of the passing scenery is of self-storage facilities. There are 50,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S., more than Dunkin Donuts (8,500), Subways (28,000) or McDonalds (14,027) combined. And that's just for the stuff we CAN'T fit inside our homes, where there's more "stuff" piled in closets, bedrooms, garages and basements. Some of these pictures were sent in by "Sunday Morning" viewers, suffocating under an avalanche of STUFF. "That's the whole meaning of life, isn't it? Trying to find a place for your stuff," said the late comic George Carlin. "That's all your house is; a house is just a place for stuff." Stacey Surace appreciates Carlin's humor, though she's not exactly in a laughing mood as she sorts through her possessions in … [Read more...] about Making a clean sweep: Decluttering your life
Published 8:01 am, Thursday, December 21, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Wellness begins at home: 5 tips for a healthier, happier home 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact on their mood, their health and how they feel. The following are five changes in your home environment that can have the biggest impact on your overall well-being. 1. Declutter. Over the years, the stuff we own starts to pile up. Most of it we don’t need, but it’s hard to get rid of a lot of things. Maybe it was a gift, or has sentimental value. Whatever the case, it can be difficult, but going through your house and getting rid of the … [Read more...] about Wellness begins at home: 5 tips for a healthier, happier home
As a native San Franciscan, I pride myself on my parallel-parking skills. But now that I have a reverse camera in my car, I wonder how I ever parked before this technology. It’s changed my whole experience. With food and exercise, too, a simple tool or new habit can make what once felt difficult instead seem effortless. I call these tools “game-changers.” Poached wild salmon is a game-changer for me. Fresh salmon is too expensive, and even if I did pay the price, I can’t batch-cook salmon for the week, as it won’t last. But I really want to increase my intake of omega-3 fatty acids, and wild salmon is the best option. I now order precooked, three-ounce portions of wild salmon online and enjoy it regularly for lunch. What once felt impossible is now easy. When you open your mind to exploring a problem, a tool or change of perspective, even something extraordinarily small and basic, can have a profound impact. Unpack the problem and understand your … [Read more...] about 14 game-changers for your wellness routine