Whether its just a desire to freshen your space after a long winter or to declutter after too much hoarding (c’mon #HipNJ, we can all relate!) here are your Spring 2018 tips for an organized home, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:
Baskets and bins are your friend. If it can be hidden, do it! Create a simple streamlined look to hide a multitude of messes. These shelves are from Caitlin’s own laundry room.
Be ruthless. The pro organizers agree–if its not been worn in a year, donate. Don’t clutter the cubbies with jackets that will never be reached for anyway.
Better your lighting. Want an easier routine? Find what you need faster with upgraded lighting in your mud room, laundry or garage.
Tough wallcovering decorates and protects. Not an organizational tip, but it covers a pet peeve-dirty knicked walls in high traffic areas. Dense commerical grade vinyls are stylish AND practical. Think the look of wood planks or woven grasspaper but in super durable constructions. As far as your trim and built ins think beyond white for lessening scuffs.
Daniel J. Longo, the National President of the Order Sons of Italy in America describes the benefits of joining the organization for young people. Longo cites the diverse network of successful individuals found within SIF as one of the more prominent motivating factors for membership.
Longo explains that, “Once you join the Sons of Italy all the resources that the Sons of Italy has amassed over 100 years is available to you”.
Katie Vivian, a project coordinator for the Sons of Italy, describes the organization’s initiative to reach out to the younger demographic of professionals. The organization has begun to plan events such as happy hours and bocce ball tournaments to attract this younger audience.
Thomas C. Uzzo, a Sons of Italy supporter, describes the importance of cohesion among young Italian Americans. He explains that, “it is really important for young Italians to stay together in a culturally cohesive group where you share the same values and background”.
Finally, Miles Ryan Fisher, an Editor in Chief of Italian America, the official publication of the Order Sons of Italy in America. He describes how the publication brings its members information about Italian culture, heritage, and history.
Joseph J. DiTrapani, Order Sons of Italy Foundation President, describes the people who will be honored at the NELA gala. He thanks the supporters of the SIF for helping them to raise the necessary funds to support the various honorees at this years Gala.
Daniel J. Longo, Order Sons of Italy in America National President, describes the primary charity focuses of the Sons of Italy as Cooley’s Anemia, Alzheimer’s and Autism. The foundation has given over $160 million to various charities they support!
Robert A. Banchi, the National 3rd Vice President of the organization, gives a shout out to our very own Lisa Marie Latino at the end of the clip for her dedication to the Sons of Italy mission.