You know that line in the song, “And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again”? Can. Hardly. Wait. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had some pretty great times with all the togetherness. While I am personally a fan of the cold, our seven year old lives for the outdoors and it’s been just cold enough to be uncomfortable, even for the kid who normally refuses a coat. I digress. During all this “free” time (indoors with two kids 😳), I’ve been nesting, rearranging, cleaning up, cleaning out, feng shui-ing and the like. I told my dear friend about all this and how I read a quote that summed it all up: “For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized. Now I realize I need less stuff.” So simple. She then recommended that I read a book by @remodelista and pay close attention to their Manifesto: 10 Rules to Live By. I’m focused on No. 03 | Clutter is the enemy. For a sense of well-being, edit out the extraneous. And also, No. 05. | Ordinary utilitarian items, such as wastebaskets and scrub brushes, can - and should - be as pleasingly elegant as center-of-attention pieces. We don’t host many gatherings or have our home photographed, we actually live in it. We look at it every day and we want to enjoy it while feeling cozy. What I love about Remodelista, is that it reminds readers to use what they have. Hang hats on the wall, don’t stuff your great bag in the closet, hang it up, put your plants in a basket. It is full of considered details. Do you have any tips?