Home & Garden

5 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Facing Your Clutter

By Perri Kersh | September 26, 2018

“I feel frozen when facing my clutter” is a common phrase I hear from clients and friends alike. Or, “I get started, get overwhelmed and walk away.”… So the job is never done. Feeling stuck, inundated or frustrated is why many people find that organizing jobs linger and clutter sticks […]

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The Things We Treasure Most

By Perri Kersh | September 12, 2018

Watching nonstop hurricane coverage for the past week, it’s hard not to ride a roller coaster of emotions. Seeing people load their cars in a panic with their most precious belongings, you can’t help but put yourself in that position and wonder what you would take. In a crisis, when […]

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How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

By Perri Kersh | August 22, 2018

There’s a feeling I get in the pit of my stomach every August. A mix of sadness that summer is coming to an end (boo-hoo) and an eagerness that kids are returning to school and routine and activities (woo-hoo!). No matter how you’re feeling, there is an inevitable amount of […]

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Fewer Choices = More Freedom

By Perri Kersh | July 19, 2018

I have a weird confession to make – I eat the exact same thing for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. I typically wake up at 6 a.m. I cook a soft-boiled egg, eat it over half an avocado and top it with salted pumpkin seeds. And I wash that down with […]

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5 Tips for Staying Organized

By Perri Kersh | May 30, 2018

Reaching an organizing goal is exciting. Whether it’s culling and scanning a lifetime of photos or finally parking your car in the garage or getting your closet in tip-top shape, it feels great to accomplish these tasks and reap the benefits of living with less. However, our work is never […]

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How One Couple Turned Their Traditional Brick Ranch Into a Striking Modern Home

By Durham Magazine | May 21, 2018

When Stacy and Jeff Glass moved into their red brick ranch in Duke Forest in 2003, they meant it to be temporary until they could build their dream home on the 20 acres they owned in Chapel Hill. But as it turns out, all roads lead back to Durham. Jeff […]

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What We Love About Living in Watts-Hillandale

By Durham Magazine | May 3, 2018

BOUNDARIES Englewood Avenue and Hillsborough Road to the south; 15-501 to the west; I-85 to the north; and Broad Street to the east. POPULATION Approx. 2,500 HOMESTYLES Craftsman, bungalows, Colonial Revivals, Cape Cods, ranch houses AVERAGE HOME SALE PRICE $307,000 Drive around Watts-Hillandale, and it might not be immediately clear […]

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Our Favorite Rooms From 10 Years of Photographing Durham Homes

By Durham Magazine | March 20, 2018

One of the most popular features of Durham Magazine since we started in April 2008 has been our monthly “How We Live” feature – basically, a look inside the homes and lifestyles of people in the community. From couples with young kids to empty nesters and retirees, it’s always fascinating […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing

By Perri Kersh | March 7, 2018

In some ways, we’re all collectors. Some of us collect fine things – silver, china, coins, or art. While others collect (ahem) strange things. And some of us collect useful things, but far, far too many of them. I’ve been in hundreds of homes working with organizing clients, and I’ve […]

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5 Steps for Overcoming Procrastination

By Perri Kersh | February 2, 2018

‘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 around year after year, yet I always feel tempted to procrastinate and put off this dreaded task. Our taxes aren’t all that complicated, and we do […]

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