Alive Design By Sheri

Steps to a “Clutter Free” House Entry in 15 Minutes

How is your house entry looking on this snowy winter Saturday? If it is anything like mine, your house entry has wet shoes, a gym bag, a rug that is continuously wet with little sand pebbles, and a closet with everything thrown in it from the work week. YIKES…let’s dig in!

  1. Take all the clutter and dry shoes to their homes in a laundry basket.
  2. Pull up and shake out those rugs. Don’t forget the outside mats, too.
  3. Sweep and scrub the floor like new again. (An outside sweep will help the sand from coming in.)
  4. Double (of triple) mat the entry door.
  5. Put out a shoe tray to hold the wet shoes. (I found a wet shoe tray at Wal-Mart for $5 and it even matches the floor color.)

Ti-daa… House entry….CHECK! — at Alive Design By Sheri Professional Organizing.

Posted February 15th, 2014 by: Sheri L. Foust


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"TIS THE SEASON" FOR GETTING ORGANIZED!

Whether you’re hosting a family get-together or simply need to plan for all the toys, clothing and gifts your family will receive, there’s no better way to relieve the stress of the holiday season than by getting your home organized.

  1. Identify spaces in your home that are the most often-used during the holidays, and tackle those areas first. For example, you might choose the family room, kitchen or the kids' closets. Don’t forget the area where you’re storing your gifts and planning your holiday wrapping!
  2. For each space, commit to removing as many non-used items as possible. Donate or discard items not worn or used in two years. Clearing the space of items no longer needed is imperative to staying organized!
  3. Bring in the decorations! When going through your goodies, this is the perfect time to take gently used holiday deco to Goodwill. (Less to put away in January.)
  4. If you store in cardboard boxes, watch for good deals on clear, lid locking, rubbermaid bins. Not only can you see inside the boxes, light passes through the boxes for a brighter storage room.
  5. Save your dry bead packets from store purchases. Place one in every plastic bin to keep out moisture, which will prevent your Christmas tree glass balls from crackeling.

(I store them in a zip-lock bag by my twist tie container in a kitchen drawer.) — at Alive Design By Sheri Professional Organizing.

Posted November 22, 2013 by:Sheri L. Foust

Serving the Tri-state Area including: Dubuque, East Dubuque, Farley, Freeport, Jamestown, Galena, Manchester, Lancaster, Asbury, Anamosa, Cascade, Savanna, Mt. Carroll, Lanark, Teeds Grove, Fulton, Clinton, Hazel Green

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