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, …

Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions

Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions

Many people make "getting organized" one of their New Year's resolutions, but what really happens when you ask them halfway through the year how their resolution is working out? Most say that they gave up on the resolution before the end of January. What could help them stick with their resolutions?

4 Things To Do Before The New Year

4 Things To Do Before The New Year

This is one of my favorite times of the year – the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I usually have some downtime from work, and the upcoming New Year presents the opportunity and motivation to make things happen. So, I wanted to share a few of the organizing tasks that I tackle at […]

Tips for Organizing a Professional Business Website

Tips for Organizing a Professional Business Website

I have just updated my website. In doing so I realized that there are so many things to think about. I spent some time looking around the web and I found that there are some great sites, some good sites and some, well, not so professional sites. Here are some common mistakes that I have […]