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5 Apps to Get You Through the Holidays

By Perri Kersh | December 19, 2018

As the holidays approach, there is often a feeling of elated anticipation mixed with a smattering of dread. There is so much to do and only so much time. Meals to plan, parties to host, travel to arrange, gifts to buy and joy to create… it can take a toll! […]

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5 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Facing Your Clutter

By Perri Kersh | September 26, 2018

“I feel frozen when facing my clutter” is a common phrase I hear from clients and friends alike. Or, “I get started, get overwhelmed and walk away.”… So the job is never done. Feeling stuck, inundated or frustrated is why many people find that organizing jobs linger and clutter sticks […]

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How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

By Perri Kersh | August 21, 2018

There’s a feeling I get in the pit of my stomach every August. A mix of sadness that summer is coming to an end (boo-hoo) and an eagerness that kids are returning to school and routine and activities (woo-hoo!).  No matter how you’re feeling, there is an inevitable amount of […]

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Fewer Choices Leads to More Freedom

By Perri Kersh | July 20, 2018

I have a weird confession to make — I eat the exact same thing for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. I typically wake up at 6am. I cook a soft boiled egg, eat it over half an avocado and top it with salted pumpkin seeds. And I wash that down with […]

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A Morgan Creek Playhouse Gets a Second Life

By Chapel Hill Magazine | July 2, 2018

-By Jeanne Langley  I bought my 1950 Chapel Hill home in 2002 in Morgan Creek when my son was 10 years old. It was a beautiful neighborhood and the house and yard are perfect for children; there was even a little playhouse in the backyard. It was also a lonely […]

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Home Clutter-free and Functional

By Holly West | June 20, 2018

Make Your Own Mudroom With two young daughters, Ashley Clarke says her family was in desperate need of a mudroom in a home that didn’t have one. “Backpacks, rain boots, seasonal gear and all kinds of odds and ends with nowhere to hide had me searching for solutions,” she says. […]

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5 Ways to Stay Organized

By Perri Kersh | May 25, 2018

Reaching an organizing goal is exciting. Whether it’s culling and scanning a lifetime of photos, or finally parking your car in the garage, or getting your closet in tip-top shape, it feels great to accomplish these tasks and reap the benefits of living with less. However, our work is never […]

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Globe-Hopping Family Puts Down Roots in Renovated McCauley Street Home

By Morgan Cartier Weston | April 2, 2018

Before moving to Chapel Hill, Dr. Margaret Sheridan and Adrian Bischoff spent a lot of time in a lot of cities. Margaret was born in Iceland and grew up in Maine, Italy and Virginia before graduating high school in Michigan. Adrian was born in Ohio to South African parents and […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing

By Perri Kersh | March 9, 2018

In some ways, we’re all collectors. Some of us collect fine things – silver, china, coins, or art. While others collect (ahem) strange things. And some of us collect useful things, but far, far too many of them. I’ve been in hundreds of homes working with organizing clients, and I’ve […]

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Five Steps for Overcoming Procrastination

By Perri Kersh | January 31, 2018

‘Tis the season to gather our W-2s, fire up the calculator, sharpen our pencils and prepare our taxes. This late winter ritual comes back around year after year yet I always feel tempted to procrastinate and put off this dreaded task. Our taxes aren’t all that complicated, and we do […]

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