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Worth the Splurge: 6 Companies to Help You Find Quality Products

By Perri Kersh | March 18, 2016

When I was a little girl, my favorite shoes were made by Buster Brown. They were navy blue canvas with a large rubber toe, and I wore them all of the time. What my mom loved about these shoes is that they came with a lifetime guarantee. If you wore […]

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Durham Couple Turns the Bassett House Into a Home

By Durham Magazine | March 4, 2016

Click on any photo to view larger version of slideshow and see full caption information. Photography by Briana Brough. Like many North Durhamites, Mike Schram and Barbara Griesing spent a decade and a half silently cheering on the development of downtown. “We had always wanted to live in town and […]

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How to Be a Super-Organizer (Cape Not Included)

By Perri Kersh | March 1, 2016

I love the Pixar film “The Incredibles.” I’ve probably seen it 10 or more times and it’s one of only a handful of DVDs that I still own. In the film, Syndrome, the villain, makes masterful inventions that have the ability to give everyone super powers. He plots to use […]

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Confessions of a Neat Freak

By Perri Kersh | January 29, 2016

One of the most interesting things about my job is the sneak peek into people’s private lives. I often describe my work as a nonclinical helping profession with an in-the-trenches view of how people really live. Part of what makes an organizer a good one is being there with the […]

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Why Durham is the Perfect Place to Plant Some Roots

By Durham Magazine | January 18, 2016

For newcomers, how would you describe our current real estate market? 
Inventory right now is very tight. I think a lot of people are realizing what a great place Durham is to live, and they don’t want to move away. When a house does come on the market, it gets […]

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5 Apps to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

By Perri Kersh | January 5, 2016

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions (although my post-holiday waistline should probably make me reconsider). However, I do think the month of January can be a good time to assess where you are in your life and look for ways to make things simpler, richer and just more […]

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Six Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity

By Perri Kersh | November 23, 2015

As a Neat Freak, I fancy myself a bit of an “I” dotter and a “T” crosser. So imagine my surprise when, earlier this month, I discovered that my identity had been stolen. Apparently, someone got access to my Social Security number and personal information and used it to create […]

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Historic Downtown Building Gets New Life

By Durham Magazine | November 3, 2015

“Do you know what this is going to be?” Waiting outside of the former Durham health services facility at 300 East Main Street, just down from Old Havana Sandwich Shop, a string of passersby stop to inquire as construction workers busy themselves. The abandoned building at the corner of Roxboro […]

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10 Rules to Live By

By Perri Kersh | October 26, 2015

I am a rule follower. Always have been, always will be. And when life gets busy, I really like having a few rules to live by. It keeps me from having to think too much, or have internal debates about right and wrong. Here are a few of my favorite […]

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Lending a Hand

By Perri Kersh | September 22, 2015

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want to do something — anything — that makes us feel like we’re helping those in need. While sitting here in the comfort of our homes in the […]

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