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Ask Bettina

Dear Bettina, My husband and I are organized people. Our house is tidy, and when things do get chaotic, like the pantry closet or the garage, we put them back to right, but it never seems to stay that way. Got any ideas? Thanks, Elaine. Dear Elaine, Good for you two! Having a tidy house […]

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Dear Bettina, There may be a move in our future. Not today or tomorrow, but likely at some point. We don’t really love where we live–it’s too small–but now the idea of moving is hard even to imagine. Our budget isn’t unlimited, and the thought of moving just feels overwhelming. Can you give us some […]

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Dear Bettina, How important are labels, really? Isn’t it enough I edit my stuff and make sure it has a permanent home, I need to take the time and effort to label it too? And what about a label maker, isn’t that just one more gadget? Signed, Busy, Busy, Busy Dear Busy, I hear you […]

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Dear Bettina, I have a collection of things in my basement that I am saving for a yard sale. Any tips you can give me? Signed, Thrifty (and proud of it!) Dear Thrifty, The best tip I can give you is to ask yourself, “Is holding a yard sale how I want to spend the better […]