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How to Keep the Good Mess and Control the Clutter | ADHD strategies

Clutter is a real and persistent problem for people with ADHD, adults and children alike. There are strategies that help, but figuring out which ones work for us and finding the motivation to start can both be difficult. To make it worse, we often realize we need a new¬†strategy when the clutter in our homes has become overwhelming. In this …

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Professional or DIY Cabinet Painting | What You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered whether its worth the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets? Well, not all painting is created equal. Read on to learn about painting and lacquering cabinetry, with tips to help you plan a beautiful and affordable new look for your kitchen.   Do it yourself or hire a professional? The do-it-yourself option is popular for low-budget …

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Spring and the Urge to Declutter

As the spring days brighten, natural light streams into our spaces, showing us anew what has been cast in shadow all winter. With that can come a renewed awareness: dust bunnies everywhere! Things out of place! Why are there sixteen loose screws on this windowsill? Suddenly, the urge for a purge can be strong. And lately, it seems that methods …

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Four Tips for Designing with Home Appliances

When choosing appliances, there are a lot of things to consider. Whatever the budget and features you’re looking for, here are a few additional things to add to that list. 1. How are they rated for noise? Kitchen appliances in particular can add a lot of noise to the home. Fridges, fans, and dishwashers can be particularly noisy, and when …

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Office Design Update

Creating a supportive environment is not a quick fix, so as much as I want to do a big reveal of the new office, it’s still a work in progress. Today I’ll share what we’ve changed and how we’re going forward, because working in stages is important when designing for ADHD or any highly specific needs. (You can read the …

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Repair or Replace? Kitchen Edition

When you move into a new home with an ugly kitchen, it’s easy to feel like tearing it out and rebuilding from scratch. But we recommend living with a kitchen for up to a year before making any major changes. Why? Because problems of style and problems of function are often very different, and require different solutions. The Good, the …