More Home Space stories

Is Clutter Cramping Your Relationship?

I’m no relationship expert but I do know a thing or two about furniture that needs to be tossed for the betterment of a relationship. I’m talking about the ‘I’ve-had-this-since-college’ items and the ‘black-never-goes-out-of-style’ stuff. They are the pieces of furniture your boyfriend doesn’t want to get rid of because ‘they’re so practical and comfortable’…

Holiday Waste Guilt?

Now that the holidays are over it’s not uncommon for people to feel a little guilty about all the waste those gifts and entertaining events generate. Piles of ripped up packaging:  brightly-colored wrap, those frustratingly hard to open cardboard housings, plastic shards of all shapes and sizes. Where are they now? Stuffed in the bin…

“JUNK”

On the topic of “junk”, if there’s something I’ve increasingly become aware of in recent years, it’s that “junk” doesn’t always equate with happiness. In future, I’ve decided to be more careful about acquiring junk. Junk costs us money. We have to work hard to buy junk. Junk then needs to be stored; requiring more…

The Zen of Junk

Contrary to what the media and a myriad of junk removal, de-clutter, and get-organized companies will tell you, some people like a little junk in their living spaces. Books piled high on a curios-cluttered coffee table; packing boxes marked “STORAGE” vying for space with a split ottoman in the corner of the living room; a…

Don’t take junk with you!

How difficult is it moving all your worldly possessions from one home to another? When I moved from Scotland in 2008, I packed up an entire apartment of  goods and…well, rubbish… and brought it with me across the other side of the world, only to join the rest of the rubbish I had already stored…