Agriculture, Backroads, Chicken Coops, Farms

How To Build A Coop That Will Drive The Chicks Crazy

chicken-coop

Now, these chicks know how to set up a home!

I have always been curious about all types of homes, lately driving around on the backroads our beautiful southeastern CT region I have noticed a plethora of new homes . . . coops going up and not just on farms.

I had the opportunity to help out on my family’s farm in Stonington when I was young. I loved spending time with the chickens, but their chicken coop looked nothing like these. Check out the Coops!

My two favorites – Chick-Wil-A & Quaint Cottage Coop

What’s yours?

Here’s to hanging at the Lady’s Lounge!

XO Cheryl

More cute coops!

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Closet Organization, Fashion, Wardrobe

How Many Pieces In Your Wardrobe Capsule?

wardrobe capsule

Reduce Your Closet to 57 Pieces

It will transform the way you shop!

I had a client one time say to me “you have only 57 pieces of clothing?” I replied, “you bet”. She said I could never do that, it works for you but you don’t do what I do.

This particular client did a large amount of traveling, guest appearances, speaking engagements.  One time after she had returned home from her travels, I folded the clothes she always stacked on the dresser after a trip. The total number of pieces I folded for her was 25 pieces for a seven-day trip. So, she thinks she couldn’t do the Wardrobe Capsule 57 – Right!!!

I started my Wardrobe Capsule 57 in 1998. The idea for my closet reduction came when I was hired in 1997 to organize the home of a couple before they went off on a 3-week African Safari. I spend a year with the couple to get their home and work life organized. When they were 6 months out from going on the trip, I set up their backpacks that they would be living out of for three weeks in the jungle.

I gave them an assignment: they would have to live out of the backpacks . . . AND ONLY THE BACKPACKS for one week while they lived and worked in their natural environment. They could not cheat, I told them “if you cheat you’re really cheating yourself when you’re out in the jungle”.  Because they would not have the convenience of just going to the nearest store if they needed supplies or food. I explained to them that it was the only true assessment I could gather to know what was working and what was not working before they left on this safari.

They did awesomely! They became some sort of “celebrities” of their community. People knew that they were going on this adventure, and they knew about “the organizing lady” (that’s what people called me back then) giving them this assignment to carry out. There were a lot of lessons learned with this project, not only for the client by for moi as well.

The big lesson for me; learning that I can live with a Wardrobe Capsule of 57 pieces. Here’s is my Wardrobe Capsule 57:

My Wardrobe Capsule 57 (1)

A wardrobe capsule represents more time, more money, and more energy for the things in life that really matter – not your clothes. By shopping only once a season, you save money on senseless items that add up but drain your wallet.

Make your life better with this method!

Happy Closet Cleaning!

XO Cheryl

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Clutter, Files, Labels, paper management, Systems

The 3 Filing Phobias

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The 3-Fs

Besides the millions of excuses, there are three fears people have when it comes to files and piles of paperwork. I call these fears “The 3-Fs”.

  • Find a Name . . . for that baby! – If you don’t know what that piece of paper or that pile of paperwork is called it will be difficult to make a DECISION about the papers.
  • Flew The Coop!– People are so afraid to toss paper, for heaven sake you should DISCARD anything you may need one day or your son’s daughter may want Aunt Ida’s calendar from the store where they shopped at when her grandfather was young – before it closed . . .  in . . . 1950!
  • Fading Away! – This third one haunts many – if I file that paper in there it will DISAPPEAR forever never to be seen from again. Do . . . Do . . . Do . . .

Five Easy Steps To An Organized File System

  1. Categorize your files – Simple: Active or Inactive
  2. Write out a filing system on a piece of paper (Headings/Subheads)
  3. Physically set-up your file system – have all supplies on hand to prevent from stopping and starting the project. (upcoming post)
  4. Put the finishing touches on the system – label files, drawers, bins, closet shelves or container. (Prepare a file chart if others will be using file system)
  5. Maintain your system with a weekly routine (example: set a routing to have filing done by Friday afternoons).

3 Questions To Ask

  1. When is it used? How many times a day, a week, a month, a year do you handle it?
  2. What is it? Under what category does it belong?
  3. Where should it go? Near your desk? In storage? In a filing cabinet? Which drawer? The trash?

 

Happy filing!

XO Cheryl

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aging in place, Clutter, Declutter, Estate Sales, home sellers, Home Stager, Legacy, Letting Go, Senior Concierge

Setting Up an Estate Sale 052019

Make sure you get that Moola from all your hard work!

Happy Profits! XO Cheryl

 

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Family, Hero, Honor, Picnics, Remembrance

I Salute . . .

Memorial Weekend

The perfectly lined headstones, I have a fixation on lines – anything that stands in perfection. These headstones all stand for something more. They stand for bravery, the honor for country and they stand for selflessness. They tell a story. The story of a Hero. Every Hero has their own unique Story. And every Hero means something to somebody. This is the weekend we recognize those stories, and salute those families of those Heroes, for sacrificing what they love to make sure we stand on Land of Freedom today.

Happy Memorial Weekend,

Cheryl