The Secret to Properly Packing A Suitcase

The best method I’ve ever found to prevent clothing from wrinkling in a suitcase was in “The Butler’s Guide to Running The Home And Other Graces” by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn. His secret? Tissue paper. Acid free tissue paper to be…

Of Babysitters and Weddings

Dear Katie & Kelly: I’m going to a family wedding in a different city this fall and children are not invited to the reception. I have young kids and don’t know what I’m going to do with them. I had…

The Virtue of Being Lazy

The world I live in is ruled by To Do lists and schedulers, in the Zen of humming dishwashers, or the power of drying your own dishes. It’s the lot of many an Organic Freedom, Smart Freedom and to some…

How to Organize and Style Your Bookcases

Making your bookcases look design ready can be very difficult when they’re chock full of books. But while it’s much easier to style half empty bookcases, it’s not impossible to make one that’s bursting look a lot better. It’s just…

Are Baby Visits Better at Hospital or Home?

Dear K & K: My friend is about to have her first baby. Do I offer to visit her in hospital or wait until she’s home? Sincerely: Perplexed in Peoria Dear Perplexed: Umm … ask HER which she prefers. Kelly’s good friend just asked her last night whether or…

Your Coffee Table Is in The Wrong Place

Dear K & K: My partner and I are arguing over how close to arrange the living room furniture. Is there an ideal amount of space between furniture? Sincerely: Annoyed in Alabama Dear Annoyed: Yes! There is … about 18” between…

How to Organize Your Magical Medicine Cabinet

I had no idea how important medicine cabinets were to daily organization and ease of life until I had none. Our main bathroom was the only one renovated in our new home and besides what looks like floor tiles in…