And to All Good Things: Delegate.

This is the time of year when there is just too much going on. Even types like mine who always keep their lists in their heads have to resort to multi column spreadsheets to keep track of everything. But I…

How You Politely Say, “Your Apartment Sucks.”

Dear Katie & Kelly, My in-laws live in a two bedroom in Florida and want our family to stay with them over the winter holidays to get away and relax. Although it’s a really kind offer, we’re a family of…

Last Minute Christmas Panic! (Can be a good thing.)

There are certain types who tend to be a little bit late with the holiday and Christmas shopping. I won’t say what types, but yes those types who tend to be late in real life, tend to be late with…

How to Wow on Christmas Gifts

Dear Katie & Kelly, My wife insists that I buy her gifts every year that she has specifically requested because she hates being disappointed when I don’t get her the right thing. So I gave up years ago and buy…

Where to Store Truly Unmentionables

Dear Katie & Kelly, I have guests (friends) coming to stay in our one bedroom apartment over the holidays when we’re gone and I’m terrified they’ll find our secret “toys”. Okay, maybe not terrified, hahaha, but definitely would like these…

Holiday Planning is SO Fun!

Dear Katie & Kelly, I’m recently engaged and my fiance floated the idea of doing Christmas with his family and doing Thanksgiving with my family … every year. He says he doesn’t care about Thanksgiving. I shouldn’t have a problem…

How to Reform a Coat Piler

Dear Katie & Kelly, My husband is a tidy guy. He hates mess. He cleans the whole kitchen before we even sit down to dinner. He keeps his office tidy. He cleans up the kids toys every night. But, for the…

Harmony Versus Agony

Dear Katie & Kelly, When your boyfriend says or does something that’s annoying but innocuous. How do you know when to complain and when to shut-up? Signed, Wondering in Witchita   Dear Wondering, It depends. We know that’s a super…

Don’t Let Your Home Be a Doormat, Get One!

Seriously, this is a universal organizational tip that we wish could go without saying. Frankly even our parents don’t have one at their front door, so maybe this is why we have such a bugaboo about it. There needs to…

Do You Even Know When Thanksgiving Is?

Because I don’t. Not exactly. I know it’s like the last Thursday in November, I think? I need to go look at a calendar. I know I have booked a photographer to take family photos on Friday or Saturday, but…