Tag Archives: purge

Fixing Bathroom Clutter

18 Aug

Greetings from Shorter Designs! When you open your bathroom cabinets, do things fall out? When you open a bathroom drawer, do makeup, Q-Tips, and toothpaste roll around together? Are there unsightly bottles on your bathroom countertop? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, read on.

Take Advantage of Life’s Opportunities

13 Aug

Greetings from Shorter Designs! My husband and I are in the midst of packing to move in three weeks. Oh, what fun… especially with a 13 month old daughter! Our new house is in Advance, so we will remain in the area for those of you who are wondering if I will still be able to help you organize.

How to Prepare for a Successful Yard Sale

6 Apr

Garage Sale Sign

Greetings from Shorter Designs! Spring is here and if you are like many people, you see this as a good time of year to do a little spring cleaning, get a fresh start, and do some purging. Yard sales are a wonderful way to make some cash and at the same time give you a deadline to have all of your belonging sorted.

If you are planning to have a yard sale this spring or summer, here are some useful tips:

  • Schedule the date far enough in advance so you can list it in the newspaper and free websites posting community events.

Free Organizational Help

10 Jan

Greetings from Shorter Designs! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. This year was fun for us as it was our first Christmas as parents. Rachel is now 6 months old, and so much fun!

As you may recall from last year, January is “Get Organized” month. We all know resolutions abound to get organized during this time of year. Sometimes you can keep that resolution yourself, and sometime you need a little help.

Organizational Advice for Your Move

17 May

Greetings from Shorter Designs! My husband and I just moved, which is nothing new for us. We have moved nine times in our seven years of marriage, so we have it down to a science. Relocating is a great way for us to keep the clutter to a minimum and only hold on to the bare essentials.

The reasons surrounding our moves are always good, but at the same time, moving is never easy. Each time we changed cities, we had to find new friends, a new church, adjust to a new job, and learn our way around a new place. Moving is stressful, but we’re always surprised how quickly a new town and new house can become “home.”