Breast cancer survivor and clutter clearing author learns to walk her talk

Clutter clearing cancer coping author and motivational speaker We can learn to live our priorities fully (and not just surviving or getting by on a day to day basis) by clearing out the distractions and focusing on what is important to each of us, our families, and our lives. Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools: We'll get you through this by Barbara Tako, two-time cancer survivor and published author and motivational speaker on the topic of clutter clearing. For updates on this new book, click here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How do you simplify bedding/comforter choices?

I feel like I've been through it all when it comes to choice of bedding covers:

Cotton: Wrinkles easily and looks faded almost from the day you bring it home but doesn't pill.

Cotton/Polyester: Pills and seems to fade faster than cotton.

Satin/Jacquard: Snags and pills a lot.

Microfiber: Dog hair and other debris stick to it like nobody's business.

Quilts/Quilted spreads/covers: Don't snag or pill, but because they aren't fluffy, they show the indentations in our pillow top mattress.

Help! There has to be something that looks nice, is easy to maintain, and also durable! Isn't there? Please share what works for you. Do I expect too much in my quest for simplicity?

Monday, February 2, 2009

January was "National Get Organized Month" but we don't have to stop now!

Paperwork, taxes, crowded closets linger in the middle of winter. I live in the Midwest, so this always seems like a naturally great time to "turn inward" and address these types of clutter. How about for you?

What projects have you been tackling and what is motivating you? I will tell you what is motivating me: My mother-in-law is coming over next week. Back in the 1960's, my mother-in-law was nominated for Suburban Homemaker of the Year of St. Paul, MN. Talk about mother-in-laws to live up to! Can you identify with that?