One of My Favorite Organizing Tools: Bankers Boxes

Bankers Box

There are lots of storage containers out there but one of my favorites is the humble Bankers Box (you can read about it’s history here).  I first discovered these boxes when I was working at a law office.  The boxes come flat and you assemble them using the directions on the box. They’re not as easy to assemble as you might think, but once you get the hang of it, they’re a piece of cake.  … [Read more...]

Tupperware Drawer Remodel

Tupperware drawer

Does anyone else have a “tupperware drawer” that borders on unmanageable, awful and frustrating?  My tupperware drawer doesn’t bother me that much but apparently it’s been driving my husband insane.  He recently shared with me that he likes things to match and the mismatched mess in that drawer was almost too much for him to handle. Being the good wife that I am, I told him I would take … [Read more...]

What’s On Your Refrigerator?


My refrigerator is not clutter-free and it never will be.  I try to keep the clutter to a minimum, but I can’t eliminate it because it’s a perfect place to keep track of a few things. Here’s what’s on my refrigerator: A conveniently located pencil for adding items to the grocery list. A grocery list.  This is a Franklin Covey form that I’ve been using for years.  I’ve made several … [Read more...]

10 of My Strategies for Coping With ADHD


I have ADHD.  Yes, I know – I’ve only mentioned it a million times.  You know why I do? It’s not for sympathy.  It’s not for attention.  It’s because it’s a big part of who I am.  It affects everything I do!!!  And I hope that by sharing my struggles and victories I can encourage others. That’s why I decided to write this post.  It’s a little different than the ADD/ADHD posts I’ve written in … [Read more...]

How to Remember to Close the Garage Door

garage door

Have you ever driven away from your house only to ask yourself, “Did I close the garage door?”  And no matter how hard you tried to remember, you just couldn’t?  So even though you really didn’t have time, you turned around and went back to check.  And, of course, it was closed. I know I’m not the only one who does this.  I’ve heard other people talk about it.  But I get tired of doing it.  I … [Read more...]

Are Batteries a Fire Hazard? They Can Be!


I knew there was a reason I didn’t like 9 volt batteries – besides the fact that they’re expensive and annoying to install.  They can also be a fire hazard. I had no idea about this until I posted a link to an older article of mine about battery storage and a reader mentioned this issue with 9 volts. The problem is that a 9 volt battery has the positive and negative posts on top of the … [Read more...]

Need an Extra Table Sometimes?

Folding table

Have you ever had one of those times when you needed seating for 18 but your table only fit 8?  Or you had a big project to do but you didn’t want to cover your dining room table for three weeks while you worked on it.  Or you needed a place to fold your laundry or sort a pile of papers?  I’ve dealt with all those scenerios in the past with a great amount of frustration.   I just didn’t have a … [Read more...]