Clutter and Your Emotional Health

Clutter and Your Emotional Health

by Kathy Green  •  December 12, 2012
How attached are you to your stuff? How much stuff do you have? Have you taken an honest look lately at what you own and thought about how it makes you feel and why you keep it? According to the authorities on the matter, your clutter can be very destructive as the reasons that you keep things, and often too many things, can be very negative. Do you keep things simply out of guilt because someone gave them to you? Or are you a 'just in case' kind of hoarder, who keeps things for years, u...
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Serve Red Wine Without the Worry of Stains

by Kathy Green  •  October 03, 2012
How many times have you decided to serve only white wine when entertaining because you have had a bad experience with a red wine stain? Read the simple instructions below that describe how to remove red wine stains and you will not be afraid of serving red wine with your ham this Thanksgiving. Move quickly before the wine stain has a chance to set. Carefully blot the stain with a clean cloth, applying as much pressure as possible. (do not rub) For clothing that can be laundered, mix a liq...
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How Do You Hire the Laundry Fairy?

by Kathy Green  •  September 13, 2012
Is there ever a day without laundry? And if you are not actively engaged in washing, is there ever a day when you don't think about the laundry that is piling up and needs to be done? Seriously, where does it come from? Now, let me think… Your baby is teething and needs 5 changes a day Your toddler is into everything and potty training is not going so well Your tween wears their clothes for 15minutes and they end up in a pile on the floor Your husban...
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Just Shut the Door

by Kathy Green  •  August 29, 2012
Sometimes in life we have to lose to win! I found this to be the case with the power struggle that goes on between teenagers and their parent(s) regarding the state of their bedrooms. Now I know that many of you just had a somewhat emotional flashback when I even mention this topic. This tug of war can be Herculean, and, in my experience, is a lose-lose situation from the outset. There are so many factors at play here, and to be fair and not demeaning to teenagers, their brains are just not...
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What Is Clean?

What Is Clean?

by Kathy Green  •  August 16, 2012
Point of view is everything! The dictionary defines 'clean' as free from dirt, unsoiled, unstained, and characterized by a fresh wholesome quality . But this definition can have a wide scope of variation depending on the lens that you are using to view. Let's consider the teenager's view of clean. How many of us have sent their unwilling teen to 'clean' his/her room, only to find that upon inspection, after the tidy-up, that it looked exactly as it did when they went to perform the task. Th...
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Finding Dignity...

by Kathy Green  •  July 19, 2012
One of my friends is a career housekeeper. For years she admitted this to no one but her family, a few friends and her clients of course. She was not ashamed of what she did for a living, hard physical labour cleaning the homes of those probably more well off than her, but she remained private about it. That was just her way. Society has such unfair and often cruel stereotypes around jobs that don’t involve ‘higher education’. Such a façade! So ridiculous! These stereotypes often attach t...
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Hire A Male Housekeeper? I Think Not!

by Kathy Green  •  July 11, 2012
My response to this question to hire a male housekeeper or not was immediate! My knee-jerk reaction? Maybe! Let me analyse my thoughts, keeping in mind that we all base our present decisions on the past life experiences. Unfortunately, in all my years of cohabitation with a member of the opposite sex, I never had a partner who really understood the concept of ‘clean’. The toilet seat does lift up. Under the bed is still part of the floor. Nick-knacks do move. Sorting laundry involves colo...
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