Ann and Ethan live very close to Lake Champlain. I arrived at their condo on a cold, cloudy and blustery winter morning, when it was just about impossible to visualize the lake unfrozen and sparkling in the summer sun.
They share their home with a student and, respecting her, are very concerned about their belongings overflowing and using too much of its space. Where to start? We chose a shelf in their room, which often “collects” some of Ann’s “stuff,” with papers spilled onto the floor. Clearing it would provide visual relief and also could help her with developing new methods for staying ahead of paper clutter. How does she pay bills? By writing checks or online? Where do documents needed for taxes go? She already had a plastic file box, with a lid and handle, but it was full. She had some extra file folders, which we labeled for several specific topics and placed on their hallway shelving unit. Success!
With our remaining time, we moved a few things in their shared, orderly and quite full closet. We dashed into the kitchen, and rearranged a couple of drawers. Deserving a photo – the framed wine corks!