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Let’s Get Organized… One Bite at a Time

Welcome to January!! It’s National Get Organized Month and YOU’RE INVITED! Let us help you stow away your Christmas peacefully, organize your spice drawer simply, or tackle your hall closet with gusto. We also make great empathetic ears when you wade into an organization project with much enthusiasm only to have your happy thoughts blown to smithereens when it turns out to be a little more intense than you expected. We’re here for you. Seriously. No matter how big or small the project, we’ve got shoulders to cry on, products to rely on, and ideas to grow on for your Organized 2013.

 When it comes to organization, most of us are guilty of trying to eat projects the size of an elephant in a just a single bite.  Actually, we tend to do that with A LOT of things in January!!  We make lots of New Year’s Resolutions and try to tackle them all at once instead of understand that most change is gradual and giving our bodies time to adjust. 

 We think you’ll find that if you take your time, you can actually accomplish those goals you gave yourself, which would be an awfully nice change, wouldn’t it?  Using our simple calendar, we dare you to break things down into chewable pieces and challenge yourself to make organization a year-round habit, instead of a once-a-year fiasco.  So go ahead, learn yoga or French, give your vanity cabinet or silverware drawer or stern organizational smack-down, and give-a-go at that DIY headboard you’ve always thought about making.  Just try it… one… bite… at a time!

Below is a link to our PDF calendar WE use to keep calm, cool and collected and carry on with our own overwhelming organizational goals.  Feel free to download and use ours or make your own.  (I generally fill mine out in pencil because I like to move things around as I plan my year.  However, it’s also configured to work with Adobe so you can type your goals in making legibility or lostness no excuse for lack of accomplishment!)

 With that… Ladies and Gentlemen: start your Organization ENGINES!!!  (And remember, we’re just a phone call away!)

Organization Calendar 


Shopping for architectural salvage

I fell across the most wonderful website for architectural parts and I thought I would share. Located in Rochester NY, the actual store is just as wonderful as the website. At Historic House Parts, everything is organized, tagged and priced. So many places that do this throw things into barrels and make you rummage for what you want. While the treasure hunt can be fun, it can also be time consuming. It’s clear they love what they do as they really respect their merchandise. The staff is readily available and very knowledgeable but all this came after I found them on the web looking for something in particular. Everything on their site is photographed meticulously and if there is a flaw, there are multiple photographs. Thanks for not trying to fool us. There are pages and pages of hardware and bath accessories but even so, if you can’t find something, don’t assume they don’t have it as things come in every day. A call to Cindy Hunt in their office yielded a quick picture of something I needed that was not on the site. Oh, and they have a great selection of reproduction hardware too. So there you have it. Visit Historic House Parts in person or on the web if you need something to complete your vintage project.