Is reality TV celebrity, best-selling author and former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Tori Spelling hoarding her possessions?
Carrie Lane, associate professor of American studies at California State University-Fullerton, spent a year interviewing professional organizers and watching them work. SpareFoot chatted with Lane to get some insights into the profession of professional organizing—and how these pros can help all of us.
[ by Nannette Richford, Next Door Storage ]
Attics are notorious for being cluttered with half-filled boxes and piles of unused items that are simply too good to throw away, but still get in the way. Sometimes this includes family heirlooms or old documents that, because of disorganization, end up getting lost of destroyed. Just because you use your attic for storage is no excuse for it to look like it was hit by a cyclone.
So, you’ve got two years’ worth of Vogue magazines sloppily piled up on the floor next to your sofa. And you’ve got enough makeup scattered around your bathroom vanity to beautify the entire cast of “America’s Next Top Model.” And your kids’ toys look like they’ve been through a Toys R Us raid.
[ by Dina Colman, Four Quadrant Living ]
Is your garage so full that you can’t park your car in it? Are there piles of papers in your office that prevent you from finding what you need? Do you have magazines from five years ago? Do you keep every gift, even if you don’t like it? Is your closet filled with clothes that haven’t been worn in years?
Blissful or stressful? Americans are definitely divided over whether the holiday season is the former or the latter.