Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

I don’t know about you, but I love to go on a trip. It really doesn’t matter to me if it is by plane or by car. I just like to travel. What I am not so fond of is packing my suitcase. I tend to take too much because I like to have some […]

When Things Go Wrong to Your Home

When Things Go Wrong to Your Home

I have been having lots of discussions with insurance companies over the past year. One thing I have learned is that you better have good records. Insurance companies are not our friends nor do they have your best interest in mind. Your best defense is good records. For example, if you make a claim about […]

Home on Wheels

Home on Wheels

This is not a blog about Tiny Houses, but I might do one on that topic some day. This is about that place that you probably spend a good percentage of your time. Your car. I know you have seen those cars or vans in parking lots that have discarded fast food wrappers, water bottles, […]

Parking in the Garage

Parking in the Garage

Do you know the one room in your house that you are probably not using for the purpose for which it was intended? Yep, you got it right, the garage. Most Americans are not using their garage for a place to park their car. It has become the place where things go because there is […]

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

First of all I love Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism because it has great before and after pictures. These pictures are not only of the author’s spaces but of some of his friends. There are only five chapters and they are all packed full of great information. Sasaki’s definition of minimalism is “reducing our […]

What Minimalism Looks Like For You

What Minimalism Looks Like For You

For most people the word “Minimalist” is a scary word. They think that you have to live with very few possessions in a very tiny space. For some, this may be true, for others it might just be living with less stuff in a big house. When I want to start a new project or […]

Dorm Rooms

Dorm Rooms

It’s that time of year when I am helping my youngest son move back to Birmingham Southern College for his senior year. This will be his final move to a dorm. The smartest thing I ever did was to have about 3 to 4 – 66 quart containers for his stuff. Every year when he […]

Ruthann Is Quoted in Vestavia Voice

Ruthann Is Quoted in Vestavia Voice

Ruthann appears in Vestavia Voice’s January 2018 issue in the article, “Getting Your House in Order,” which appears on page 16. The following is an excerpt: While getting healthy takes the top prize for the most common New Year’s resolution, getting organized frequently follows as a close second. According search data from Google, …