I didn't mean to let so much time go by without a new post here, but like everyone else times seem to be getting away from me this time of year.
For anyone interested, I'm scheduled to teach a class through Angelo State University's Continuing Studies program on getting organized. The schedule will be coming out in January. For those of you who want to get an idea of how a professional organizer works and get some tips on getting your clutter under control without making a committment just yet, this might be right up your alley.
Also, look for our entry in the Parade of Lights on December 5. We're doing a Christmas in Hawaii theme.
Without further ado, here's my tip of the day: When it seems like you have used every usable space in your house and still need to eke out a little more, look up. Most people never think to utilize the space above an interior door, but with an inexpensive shelf you can display knicknacks or store more items in boxes or decorative containers and give the room a little life. Most rooms have at least a foot of usable space above the door, and a shelf that runs the length of one wall at that height can be an attractive display place.