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5 Steps for Overcoming Procrastination

‘Tis the season to gather our W-2s, fire up the calculator, sharpen our pencils and prepare our taxes. This late winter ritual comes back...

The Case for No More Christmas Cards

Twelve years ago, sitting down to write my Christmas cards was one of my favorite pre-holiday traditions. I would pull out my lap board...

Why You Might Want to Rethink Buying in Bulk

I’ve been on a pantry kick lately – tackling a number of client pantries around the area. Truly, this is one of my favorite...

Control Cord Clutter for Good

Do you have a box/drawer/cabinet/bin/closet that looks like the picture above? If you live in the United States and use any kind of technology,...

The Cool Intentions Behind This Cleveland-Holloway Home

A Durham native, Alison Trott grew up primarily in the Watts Hospital and then Trinity Park neighborhoods, and attended North Carolina School of Science...

Contemporary and Comfortable Oasis in Duke Forest

Sally and Mike Morgan decided to make a clean break from most of their old furniture when they moved from Ohio just two years...

A Tranquil Hideaway in South Durham

The Rostamis' home near Jordan High School in south Durham is shaded by pines along a winding suburban street. Walking through the front door...

Swim Lessons

I’m 47 years old, and I’m taking swim lessons. And no, I don’t mean that I’m taking a master's class or perfecting my freestyle...

Making the Most of Those Odd Waiting Periods

I’m writing this blog post from my “remote office” in the Subaru dealership while my car is being serviced. The waiting room is nice,...

5 Tricks to Keep from Losing Your Stuff

One of the primary reasons people want to get organized is because they feel they waste time looking for things they’ve lost. In fact,...