Mother’s Day Memories

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Mother & DaughterSadly I no longer get to celebrate Mother’s Day. I have no children of my own and my mother passed away a few years ago. Having said that, I have fond memories of the Mother’s Days we celebrated in the past. I can remember as a child picking out cards with raised sachets set in the cover (all the vogue in those days), and going with my father to purchase her favorite perfume¬†Evening in Paris. Later on as a young adult, I remember celebrating by going out to dinner; my mother, father, sister and me.

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The hidden cost of moving without decluttering

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Cluttered LivingroomIts April, and here in Boston we’re coming into the start of prime moving season. Moving is something most people dread, and with good reason. If you’ve lived in your current home for a few years, chances are you’ve collected things that you no longer use or need. They could be in your basement, garage or attic, or they could be in closets, under beds, or out in the open taking up floor space. You may even be renting external storage. Continue reading

Moving, Downsizing, Getting Organized

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RollinsThis spring I was totally thrown for a loop when I suddenly found out I was going to have to move. I had been renting a lovely 2 bedroom condo in downtown Boston for the past 4.5 years and now the owner was coming back. Conventional wisdom has it that spring/summer May – Aug are the best time to find new digs in Boston because people tend to move based on the school year. Continue reading

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