1: Streamline the stuff. Best-seller, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, by Marie Kondo, has help millions to let go of *stuff* that make them less happy, not more. Check your library or amazon.com.
2: Make it safe and sound. Check out “Things to Do” in this newsletter- The Spiffy Chicks will help you feel safe, secure, and organized this year.
3: Shrink your bills (and your carbon footprint in the process). Turn off the lights when you leave the room, install “green” lightbulbs and low-flow shower heads, water your yard less in the summer, and really give composting your all.
4: Work out a weekly system for keeping your house clean. Dishes go in the dishwasher every night - no excuses! Dirty clothes go in the hamper and jackets or clean clothes are hung in the closet. Bring everything back to its assigned place every evening. More tips in the book “Speed Cleaning”, by Jeff Campbell.
5: Get your place ready for entertaining. Each year most of us vow to spend more time with family and friends. To make you feel like inviting people in, why not give the areas you entertain in a little update? The easiest way to freshen a space is with houseplants!
hi! i'm leslie.
i'm a wife, mother of two boys, third-generation realtor, clinical psychologist. ('cause, you know, that helps sometimes...)
(oh, and here's my website)