Author: erin | Date: April 19, 2012 | Please Comment!
When I was five years old, I was awakened early one morning and summoned to the first (and last) family meeting my parents ever had. I stumbled down the stairs in my nightgown, groggy and confused–I had had a fitful night’s sleep, sensing that something was coming undone, something was changing in the house where [...]
Author: erin | Date: April 12, 2012 | Please Comment!
Do you lay awake at night dreaming of the large addition you want to put on the back of your house? Maybe you picture how grand and easy life will be, with sunshine streaming through new large windows, washing over the miles of new counter space in the renovated kitchen, acres of new closet space, [...]
Author: erin | Date: February 27, 2012 | Please Comment!
Getting rid of clutter is harder for some than others…but not to worry. I am always there to gently nudge, kindly persuade… Even still, there can be resistance… This isn’t the motivational technique I usually use, I SWEAR…but , darn it! Now there are pictures to be used as evidence! …made even worse when your [...]
Author: erin | Date: February 17, 2012 | Please Comment!
What is the thing in your house that is most bugging you right now? A cluttered desk? A kitchen drawer that is so jammed full of stuff that it is hard to open, and even harder to close? Piles of clothes that haven’t made it from the laundry basket to the drawer? OR how [...]
Author: erin | Date: February 16, 2012 | Please Comment!
Through the course of the week, I often can see a theme emerge in the frustrations I am helping my clients with….and this past week was no exception. Just as we can be unaware of the impression given by some of our clothing choices, or unconscious of facial expressions belying our true feelings, we can [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 31, 2012 | Please Comment!
Yes, this is me. No, I hadn’t been drinking. My nose is red from the cold, damp air in the garage I was working in late last week. Just had to share the picture, since I find it funny what you come across while decluttering….like yellowed snippets of newspaper listing old television channels–something very vital [...]
Author: erin | Date: | Please Comment!
Can you picture it?? I have arrived this morning at your house for our first appointment. This is The Big Day. You called me a few weeks ago, the resolve audible in your voice… The time has come, you say, once and for all, to finally organize your house. Oh dear. I can’t wait [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 25, 2012 | Please Comment!
Each week I write about all kinds of things that have been rattling around in my head as I work with clients, from clutter to contractors to kitchen colors. But no matter the topic, what I am always trying to say is this: You deserve to live in a place that is beautiful to you, [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 12, 2012 | Please Comment!
Oftentimes, a new client will contact me because they know that their room or house in its current state is uncomfortable to them, and they are ready to make a change. What they are unsure of is the direction in which to go~Which path will get them to their destination? Which routes are too costly? [...]
Author: erin | Date: June 4, 2011 | Please Comment!
Yesterday was one of those days. You know, one of those days. It all started much like any other day. My husband and I were enjoying a cup of coffee in the kitchen when my daughter bounded into the room, and gleefully chimed: “I am ready early today!! Wow! What am I going to do [...]