By Rita Wilkins
The Downsizing Designer

At the beginning of the year, did you promise yourself that this was the year you were finally going to declutter and get organized?

Here it is, 02/22/22, almost 2 months have passed and you are still struggling with clutter.

You’re overwhelmed because clutter just continues to pile up.

  • Never-ending streams of paperwork.
  • Clutter from unfinished projects.
  • Unread books/articles on your nightstands.
  • Bills and receipts on your countertops and bookshelves.

You’re distracted, having difficulty focusing, impacting your productivity and ability to get things done.

Clutter is taking its toll!

You’ve been procrastinating, putting off dealing with clutter because you can’t decide where to put it, so you just leave it out, adding to the clutter.

  • You’ve started to judge yourself because you feel like you’ve lost control of your life, you’ve lost confidence that you can get this done and you’re starting to feel
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10 Ingenious Closet Remodeling Ideas To Take Your Closet To The Next Level

I am sure you’ve all seen those pictures on Pinterest of the dream closet with shelves on every wall and a shoe shelf up above. We all know that this is not always possible because of space limitations, but there are some tricks to make your closet look more like the dream. Here are 10 Ingenious closet remodel ideas to take your closet to the next level.

How to make your closet look more spacious?

  1.  Use the space above your clothes rod

    Use the space above your clothes rod

    Some closets have a shelf for clothes rods, but there is usually unused space above these shelves. Using this space for storage is a great way to create more room in your closet and make it look less cluttered. You can use baskets and bins to make these shelves functional. Add dividers like the ones you would find in a cube organizer to keep everything organized and hidden

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2-28 UW Title IX

MADISON (WKOW) — Cindy Bremser arrived on campus only a couple years after the implementation of Title IX, which forbid gender discrimination at federally funded institutions.

Bremser was an All-American track runner at UW-Madison but wasn’t recruited by someone. She was recruited by something.

“[It was] handwritten note that said they were looking for people to join the track team. There was a time and a date so I showed up,” said Bremser. 

“There were no scholarships. We didn’t have a facility. We got hand-me-down clothes but we would just so happy to have uniforms. Then, we started traveling and going to places and paying for our meals. This was almost like Christmas for me.”

Bremser went on to become an Olympian and competed in the 1982 games in Los Angeles. She’s grateful Title IX put her on track with destiny.

“It did change my life. It was a long

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Since 2016, Edmonton’s ANNMS Shop has been a fashion-forward destination for elevated takes on utilitarian clothing — think carefully crafted cargo pants and long-sleeve T-shirts made by cult-favourite menswear brands. Last year, when the time came to relocate to a new storefront, the retailer called up Montreal-based Studio Kiff, impressed by the firm’s recent design for skate label Dime’s Montreal flagship.

While ANNMS’s previous location had been a nondescript, all-white affair that stayed true to the store’s name, this time the owners sought something a bit more impactful. In turn, Studio Kiff partners Hélène Thiffault and Rachel Bussin devised a space that is understated but richly detailed, accented by a few purposeful interventions that inject hits of warmth and personality. 

“We took a lot

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Espadrilles du Pays Basque : origine, histoire et fabrication - Belambra

Le terme espadrille vient de l’arabe hispanique et désigne des chaussures généralement en toile, dont la semelle est faite de chanvre, d’alfa ou d’autres fibres. Pour les fixer aux pieds, les espadrilles peuvent être munies d’une sangle ou d’un élastique, mais parfois elles sont simplement attachées.

Très répandues dans les pays d’Amérique latine, en Espagne et dans certaines régions françaises, les espadrilles se caractérisent par leur légèreté. Bien que la plupart soient plates, certaines ont un talon surélevé.

Les espadrilles sont souvent fabriquées à la main et tissées sur des métiers à tisser. Certains modèles moins simples ont un revêtement en caoutchouc sur la semelle pour augmenter leur durabilité et les protéger de l’eau et de l’humidité.

Les historiens pensent que les espadrilles sont nées dans la Rome antique comme une évolution des sandales portées par les Égyptiens. Les Romains, afin de protéger leurs pieds de l’exposition au … Read More