Organize Your Life: Repurpose Tea Infusers

The purpose, where I start, is the idea of use. It’s not recycling. It’s reuse. — Issey Miyake | By Amelia Stolarz | They call them tea infusers. I call them mini strainers. How many of these little silver items do you have sitting around your kitchen drawers? I have two. Most often I steep my tea from teabags, and those little strainers don’t get much … Continue reading Organize Your Life: Repurpose Tea Infusers

Organize Your Life: ‘Tidy Up’ with this Book

| By Amelia Stolarz | I’d like to tidy up the entire planet. I would go anywhere if there were something that needs tidying. -Marie Kondo We wake up each Jan. 1 with a resolve to reclaim the lives we put aside during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Each of us has a different idea of what that will be – healthier … Continue reading Organize Your Life: ‘Tidy Up’ with this Book

DIY Holiday Wreaths

| By Chelsea Swart | It’s CHRISTMAS (almost)! My ultimate favorite time of the year is the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, I remember growing up being just giddy with joy, happiness, love and of course, presents. I can already smell the Christmas candle burning while yummy cookies are baking in the oven… With all of the wonderfulness of the holiday, it can also bring … Continue reading DIY Holiday Wreaths

Organize Your Life: Holiday Planning with Spreadsheets

It would require careful planning and execution, but Marina always accomplished everything to which she put her mind. She made a lot of spreadsheets. -Cristina Alger, author | By Amelia Stolarz | Whenever I begin a big project, I immediately open a Microsoft Excel Workbook. Be it a new estate tax return or a large house party, it needs a spreadsheet. I opened one when … Continue reading Organize Your Life: Holiday Planning with Spreadsheets

Organize Your Life: Multiple Uses for Cupcake Pans

| By Amelia Stolarz | I’m not a big fan of accumulating excess kitchen items – especially those that take up a lot of storage real estate in the house and are not used often. Since I enjoy baking and have accumulated a fair amount of baking tools, either by purchase or gift, I enjoy finding additional, nonconventional uses for the items so that they … Continue reading Organize Your Life: Multiple Uses for Cupcake Pans