Dear Closet-Challenged Reader,
Every morning, after you brush your teeth and wash your face, you stroll over to your closet bleary-eyed to lament, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” Then you’ll undoubtedly grouse to your male mate that he has it so easy, throwing on jeans and a T, or a simple suit and all, right? Then you’ll seriously contemplate f-ing it all and wearing your birthday suit …until you find that Marni H & M top buried under your every growing pile of dirty laundry (Thank goodness Marni appreciates color, or else you’d never stand a chance finding it.).
If this scenario applies to you, Rachel Wirkus of RRW+Co is your Mrs. Fix It. The closet organization guru counts ultimate fashionistas Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley among her clientele. Read my latest FabFitFun with her tips here http://fabfitfun.com/closet-organizing-spring-cleaning .
Your beau will appreciate the decreased venting and your relationship will be better for it. Have you also thought about how these tips can help his messiness? Now we’re really on to something.
Lots of <3,
Let’s face it, there are many more things newlyweds would rather discuss than toilet paper and rusty pipes. Examples: creative ways to put that new lingerie to use, photos for the wedding album, and what your kids will look like. But alas, a life without TP is unimaginable and someone’s gotta be on the job constantly refilling. As for the pipes, you really don’t want to start off your new life together with anything rusty.
Luckily, there are sites and apps to make chores around the house easy. Try Alice.com to get anything from toothpaste to detergent delivered to your doorstep at couponed, competitive prices. For home repair needs, visit Redbeacon.com. RB pre-screens plumbers, roofers, etc., to ensure you’re getting the best quality work at a bargain value.
Happy Surfing! You can surf longer now…you’ll be saving time later.
Lots of <3,
Have you mastered the delegation of chores in your home? For me, it’s a simple formula: The Husband takes out the trash. I have more flexibility in my schedule as a freelance writer, so it seems reasonable for me to take on the lion’s share: cooking, laundry, sweeping, dishes…. Where do you stand? Are we doing it right?
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Scenario: You’re moving in together and you cannot agree on anything – from furniture to bed sheets to framing your childhood blanket (which now remains a single strand of fabric but it deserves more).
Solution: Don’t sweat it. HGTV host Sabrina Soto is on the case. In fact, she’s blogging all about finding balance in your new home for Target’s A Bull’s Eye View. Here’s a quick sampling of Soto’s suggestions:
-”Commonalities are key, but try to be flexible. For example, if one likes modern design and the other likes traditional furniture, take traditional pieces and give them a modern twist.”
-”…just because a couple may have totally opposing styles doesn’t mean they have to design the entire house around one particular aesthetic. Create individual, separate spaces for yourselves.”
The Husband will be happy to know he can still have his man cave!
-”One thing you’re bound to agree on? Having a cozy couch to cuddle up on after a hard day at work.”
Read the full story at http://abullseyeview.com/sabrina-soto-tips-for-moving-in-together/.
Lots of <3,
“I have worked with many divorced men and women who soon discover that a huge part of their dysfunctional ex-marriages revolved around money. Their financial beliefs contributed to an imbalance of power, and a true partnership never existed between them.”
-Jane Honeck, Author, “ The Problem With Money? It’s Not About The Money!”