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Living With Less

Recently I wrote about an impending renovation project in my apartment (see Would You Keep This If You Were Moving?) Well, it’s no longer impending — it’s starting in a few days. Yikes! In order to get things out of the way for the contractors who will be tearing up parts of my kitchen and bathroom, I’ve been reviewing and relocating stuff. Even though I do that fairly often, I can still find stuff that I don’t use and don’t need….

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Sometimes There Is A Better Way, Part 2

Last week I wrote about relocating my cashmere sweaters from my cardigans drawer to a shelf in my closet using the Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box. (If you missed it, you can read it here.) I’m still pleased as punch with the changes I made to everything on my closet shelves as a result of this move. But what about my cardigans drawer itself? I wasn’t planning on doing anything further with the sweaters that remained in there. But removing the…

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Sometimes There Is A Better Way

For many years, I have been using my cardigan sweater drawer as an example of letting limited space define how much stuff you have. I even wrote about it on my blog just a couple of months ago (see Space as a Finite Resource). Now I’ve violated my own rule — but for a good reason, of course. Let me give you a little background. I’m allergic to wool. Having it against my skin makes me itch something awful, and…

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Space as a Finite Resource

I think we are all used to the idea of money as a finite resource. But space is a finite resource as well — not just for those of us who live in small homes, but for everyone. Even if you have an attic, basement, or garage to stash the stuff you aren’t using, eventually it will be so full that you will have to deal with it. One way to avoid coming up against space limitations is to use…

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Unstick That Drawer

Do you have a drawer that is hard to open because something gets stuck? I’m guessing you do. Many of my clients do, and on occasion, even I have one. I see this happen mainly in two places — the kitchen and the dresser. Occasionally it happens in the bathroom if you are lucky enough to have drawer space in your vanity. There are two main causes for an overflowing drawer: The drawer has too much stuff in it. The…

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