Solicitors, protecting yourself, and the law

The door knocks.

You weren’t expecting anyone, but a few things can happen.

  1. You simply ignore it, not knowing if it was a visitor you needed to take.
  2. You answer, only to be bothered by someone selling you cheaper energy, pest control, books, makeup, insurance, etc. You wait and listen to be polite or say you’re not interested, only to be answered with persistence pushiness, or a knock at your door later that evening.
  3. You do or don’t answer, and the ‘solicitor’ is really just casing your home, learning your schedule, and seeing if you’re a good target.

Either way, solicitors generally mark an uncomfortable, annoying, or even dangerous moment in your day.

In my neighborhood lately, we’ve had the same pest control company making its way through our community, leaving many moms at a minimum, annoyed, and at most, downright scared. That’s why I wanted to  put together some information about solicitors, your rights, and what to do when you’re called upon.

The Best Home Decor Shops

As I am patiently anxiously awaiting all the details to come together for my new home, I couldn’t help but post a round-up of my favorite, go-to home decor shops. While I anticipated my new house being perfectly decorated and put together within weeks of moving in, that didn’t quite happen as planned. Who knew, right? (Probably anyone who has ever moved before…)

Until I can start posting my home reveal pictures by room, you can learn my tips, tricks, and not to secret places to find affordable and adorable gems. I have decorated and furnished almost my entire home with these shops.

Whether you’re moving into a new place, need a major or small room refresh, I promise you’ll find what you need from my favorites list.

*Affiliate links included for Wayfair & BHF

Organize Your Kitchen in One Day

It happens to everyone; you move into your house with every intention on keeping things decluttered and perfectly organized. You plan to keep everything in its designated spot so it looks clean and orderly at all times. The years go by and you’ve adapted to your method of madness – the large square frying pan gets squeezed between the 10 round pans, which are artfully kept in their place by the pot’s lids jammed between them. You’ve resolved to the fact that there are serving dishes you received from your wedding shower that you may never seen again because they’re somewhere behind the large appliances which are somewhat overshadowed by the hundreds of jam-packed grocery bags stuffed beside them.

Or was this just me? I’m shamefully describing the state of my kitchen right before packing up to move. That’s when I decided I would not bring that (dis)organized chaos into my new beautiful home, all nice, neat, clean, and pretty, its open shelves begging me for method and order. So I listened. Thanks to Organize It, I was able to organize my whole kitchen in one day.

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