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Display Name: Penguins
Member Since: 1/28/14

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This leaves me cold, for the most part. The office has a cohesive feeling, but otherwise I see object, object, object, object, object . . . Also agree about trying too hard.

Laurence & Fabrice's Friendly Eclectic Mix House Tour
6/19/14 03:23 AM

I have to remind myself to wash bathrobes (hanging on the back of the bathroom door), slippers (always on my feet), and pot holders (in a drawer).

Ten Household Items You Can Clean in One Minute (And Probably Should)
6/19/14 03:13 AM

Very nice gallery wall; not too crammed, good spacing, and cohesive framing. Love the dog photo upstairs and of course your kitty cat! I don't care for the LR and kitchen paint colors, a weak point.

Chris & Meg's Darling City Cottage House Tour
1/28/14 05:39 PM

Fantastic place, Alex — I love so many things about each photo! Very inspiring.

House Tour: Alex's Granny Chic
Washington, DC

1/28/14 06:16 AM

ltm: You could keep one or two if you really love them. Photograph the rest so you have the memories to look at. My sister made a quilt from a few of my dad's favorite plaid wool shirts after he died. It is a wonderful keepsake.

You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List January Cure: Assignment # 5
1/28/14 03:41 AM

@jeannemarie — Your comment hit home because I face a similar challenge. I am a reformed slob and am still establishing household routines that allow me to truly enjoy my home and always be ready to open the door to an unexpected visitor without embarrassment. I moved 9 months ago and am on my third round of organizing all my closets and kitchen and bathroom cabinets. First, I put stuff away. A few months later, I took a first stab at purging and organizing. This week, I purged again, made space for Xmas decorations I had bought, and went to a deeper level of organization — all the smallest items are in boxes, baskets, or photo albums.

Once everything is cleaned and organized, I will create a home inventory, including photographs, and file it with my renter's insurance policy. This will help me decide whether I need to increase my coverage when it comes up for renewal. Some apartments in my complex sustained major damage when water pipes froze during the polar vortex, and I don't want to be caught short.

The Assignment We've All Been Waiting For The January Cure: Assignment 18
1/28/14 03:10 AM