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Foreigners Shape Up Americans Jan. 10, 2019

Froma Harrop

The kids are bratty, the parents fighting, the homes a mess. It's remarkable how American domestic l... Read More

Get Organized to Put Money in Your Pocket and a Smile on Your Face Nov. 05, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Has this ever happened to you? While searching for the Valentine's Day centerpiece, you stumble acro... Read More

Redecorating on a Dime Oct. 11, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Changing your environment can greatly improve your outlook. The key to great decor isn't how much mo... Read More

The Clean Kitchen Challenge Jul. 04, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

I've got kitchen cleaning and reorganization on my mind. That's because at this moment, I do not hav... Read More

Flexible Guest Room Jan. 24, 2018

Small Spaces

There are many ways to create a flexible guest room. You can often grab inspiration from hotel rooms... Read More

Unopened Bills Jan. 20, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: While visiting our widowed mother recently, my sister and I learned she hasn't been paying her bi... Read More

Household Tasks for a Frigid Day Jan. 10, 2018

Small Spaces

Freezing and forbidding winter weather has descended with a thud across the nation. Staying indoors ... Read More

The Space Under the Stairs Jul. 26, 2017

Small Spaces


Kitchen Ideas May. 03, 2017

Small Spaces

Designing your dream kitchen within budget or space confines is challenging. And when you must conte... Read More

How Long Should You Keep Important Papers? Mar. 30, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Every year about this time, my mailbox tells me it's time to review the general guidelines on how lo... Read More

Declutter Now! Mar. 08, 2017

Small Spaces

Junk is the enemy of beauty. If your spaces are crammed full of clutter, they will look awful. It wo... Read More

Respect for Time Feb. 21, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I have a sister-in-law who always has spur-of-the-moment birthday parties for her childr... Read More

Poor Organizational Skills and Allowance Feb. 18, 2017

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My child has terrible organizational skills, as do I. He has trouble keeping trac... Read More

First Order: Organization Jan. 23, 2017

The Art of Design

Organizing yourself towards a better future is often a necessary first step in preparing for any new... Read More

De-cluttering for the New Year Jan. 11, 2017

Small Spaces

What better way is there to get yourself back into the swing of things than putting your home back i... Read More

Birthday-Party Delegating and Morning Homework Oct. 15, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I typically plan my son's birthday parties, but this year I am swamped at work an... Read More

Slob Forgets Homework and a Little Hugger Oct. 14, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My teenage daughter is a slob. She drops her stuff all over the house and "forget... Read More

Good Things in Small Packages Jul. 16, 2016

The Art of Design

The saying goes that "Good things come in small packages." That is true when it comes to perfume and... Read More

Can Your Nonprofit Engage in Political Activity? Jun. 21, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

"A number of years ago some friends and I formed a nonprofit organization to benefit a certain group... Read More

The High Cost of Clutter Jun. 08, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

OK, I'll confess right upfront. I'm a clutterbug. However, unlike other clutterbugs, I don't hang on... Read More