The FUNctional Home - Professional Organizing

Make sense of your space... Create peace in your home! The FUNctional Home is a professional organizing service devoted to helping people clear clutter and discover the space to do what they love.

As an organizer Heather Ahern can help to bring order and control back to your life. If you have a kitchen, office or closet that does not function well for you or are overwhelmed by chaos throughout the whole house – there is help. Heather believes if you make sense of your stuff, you create peace in your home. This was the inspiration that started the South Shore based business in 2004, to help

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I love a clean fridge - but this week I also want to make some space. Lot's of good stuff going in there next week! 🥧🦃🥂

The FUNctional Home   -  Professional Organizing updated their address. 10/14/2021

The FUNctional Home - Professional Organizing updated their address.

The FUNctional Home - Professional Organizing updated their address.


My first job was at the original Toll House in Whitman - making lots of cookies! I need to find a paleo friendly version to make tonight to celebrate. 🙂

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Whitman put the Toll House cookie on the map. We’d love to hear your fond memories of the Toll House restaurant and your favorite cookie recipes.

Who knows? Maybe your story or recipe will be featured at a cookie festival 🤫

Why I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Why Mental Health Experts Encourage This Too 06/07/2021

Why I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Why Mental Health Experts Encourage This Too

Here's a good read on setting priorities that work for your family - and forgiving yourself for not having a perfect home.

Why I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Why Mental Health Experts Encourage This Too This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. It happens each evening: I walk through a doorway and inevitably trip over something that belongs to one of the little humans I just... 06/23/2020

FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Eskbiochem Hand Sanitizers

Look closely at your hand sanitizer. The FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem as toxic:

All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
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Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01) FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Eskbiochem Hand Sanitizers due to the potential presence of methanol 06/20/2020

Create Your Estate Plan - The FUNctional Home

I’m going to approach this last project, estate planning, a little differently than the others in this series. Instead of giving you a step-by-step plan, I want to motivate you to think these issues through and provide you with the groundwork to start a conversation with an estate attorney. I turned to Danielle G. Van Ess, Attorney & Counselor at Law at DGVE law, LLC for her guidance as I wrote this blog. You’ll find her excerpts and links to more in-depth content from her blogs throughout this post. Understand what comprises an estate plan and how it can be used to not only protect your assets, but to ensure your wishes are known to others. 05/20/2020

Manage Your Money - The FUNctional Home

How do you begin to organize your finances? I talked with Daily Money Manager Jeremy Zizmor, about this very question. His message was simple and clear: “Understanding your finances is empowering.” When you appreciate what you have, recognize what you owe, and realize what’s important to save for, you have a plan for financial success. Financial health isn’t taught in most schools. So, if your parents didn’t pass on their ability to manage money, how do you know what to do? 05/03/2020

Organizing Your Photos - The FUNctional Home

Our photos tell our stories, pass on our history, and help create our legacy. Yet every year, millions of photos are at risk of becoming forgotten, damaged, or lost. Discover how to find, organize and keep those precious memories safe, as we continue to take on the six most-procrastinated home projects. Whether you’ve been tripping over old boxes of photographs for years or you’re the family archivist, organizing your photos is a project worthy of your time and attention. 04/24/2020

Best Practices for Working from Home - The FUNctional Home

With school cancelled for the rest of the year, working from home is looking like a long-term position for many. The challenges of working remotely are different for everyone. Some households have several kids online for school while both parents attempt to work from home. However, there are others feeling isolated, disengaged and unproductive. Everyone’s situation is unique, but there are some common components that can make each of us more comfortable and productive. For many, working from home is a brand-new experiment, and even after a few weeks you may still be trying to piece things together. 04/15/2020

Manage your email - The FUNctional Home

As we continue to take on the projects people procrastinate about the most, let’s explore some ways to make email less stressful. This project is broken down into steps you can tackle all at once or in smaller chunks. Let’s do a little virtual spring cleaning. Starting with the thousands of emails in your inbox, and exploring ways to make email management less stressful. 04/03/2020

Self-Care. What Are You Doing to Recharge? - The FUNctional Home

Self-care is not selfish or indulgent, it’s a requirement to remain physically and mentally strong. Getting plenty of sleep, eating well and exercising are key parts of our self-care. But spending time on something that sparks true joy for you can do wonders as well! Self-care is not selfish or indulgent, it’s a requirement to remain physically and mentally strong. Find the activities that speak to you. 03/30/2020

Create a Password Management Plan! - The FUNctional Home

While social distancing is in full effect, I encourage you to confront those “someday” projects that many of you have been avoiding.

We all need complex, strong passwords to keep our virtual world safe. Let’s look at some options for storing your passwords, their associated protocols, and how to keep your passwords secure. Password protection is an essential aspect of your complete security plan. Using the wrong password is equal to leaving your front door open and unlocked. 03/22/2020

Check Your Credit Report - The FUNctional Home

As social distancing becomes our new normal, our sanity depends upon creating some structure and purpose for each day. I encourage you to tackle those “someday” projects that many of you have been avoiding. Although everyone has their own list, I’ll be posting about the six most common projects that I see people putting off.

Let’s start with one of the most important tasks you should be doing regularly: requesting your credit report. When was the last time you saw your credit report or credit score? Getting your credit report is an essential and relatively easy project that too many people put off. When was the last time you checked your credit report? 02/17/2020

Keeping a Connection with a Touchstone - The FUNctional Home

What objects represent touchstones in your life?
A touchstone is often an ordinary item closely associated with a loved one who has passed on. The items we choose to hold on to are as individual as the memory or person we cherish. A touchstone is often an ordinary items closely associated with a loved one who has passed on. What we choose to hold on to is as individual as the memory. 01/24/2020

The Importance of Wellness Management for Women With ADHD

It's not too late to make self-care a priority for 2020! This article has some good strategies for everyone but especially women with ADHD.

I practice all of the methods listed here - but #8 is my favorite.😊 Wellness management for women with ADHD is important since we tend to prioritize the well-being of others over ourselves and our self-care with ADD symptoms. 01/21/2020

Decluttering Collectibles: the Longaberger Lesson

Downsizing or minimizing is a very personal process, everyone needs to find the motivation that works for them. This article has some wonderful insights to letting go of those items you've been collecting over the years. Decluttering our household belongings is one aspect of minimalism. Learn how you can approach your collectible items. 01/17/2020

Using a Shadowbox to Display Memories - The FUNctional Home

Are you looking to freshen up your space with some new décor?
Look around the house for some happy memories, then show them off! A shadowbox is a perfect way to showcase your memories or collections in a neat little cubicle.

All the shadowboxes featured in this article were created at the Frame Center in Hanover. They’re wonderfully creative, and I bring all my framing projects there. A shadowbox is a perfect way to showcase your memories or collections in neat little cubicle. You can use anything you wish. It’s like a 3-D scrapbook. 12/28/2019

Person Asks Online For Advice On How To Deal With Grief. This Reply Is Incredible. - That Eric Alper

As someone who has experienced a great loss, this is a wonderful explanation of grief. Via 03/09/2019

Duck Pack & Track Scannable Storage Labels White

These labels by Duck brand are a game changer!

Why am I so excited by a label? These unique Pack and Track labels have a QR code you scan into an app - then you list the name, location, contents or even a photo of the box right in the app. Now you can see EXACTLY what’s in the box without having to open it up.😍

I can think of 100 ways to use these! Here are my top 5 to get you inspired. How would you use them?
Garage and Attic
Memory boxes
Holiday decorations
Storage Units Smarter home storage is here with Duck Pack & Track. This home organization app solution works with labels and boxes to keep track of and create a personal inventory for all of your items, whether you’re moving them into a new home or storing them away. Gone are the days of searching through boxe....


Making a clean sweep: Decluttering your life

Check out this CBS story on clutter and those of us who help restore order and calm.

Your home should be a comfortable space, where you are at peace. A place where you feel good about yourself, where you’re not overwhelmed or stressed. A place where you can relax and truly enjoy being home. What are the changes that would allow your home to become a FUNctional home?

In the season for spring cleaning, personal organizers offer advice on helping you get rid of all of your unnecessary, unwanted stuff


Revolutionary War

Watch Saturday Night Live highlight 'Revolutionary War' on 12/17/2017

Donate American Girl Dolls | Girl Again

What to do with American Girl Dolls that your children have outgrown? This nonprofit provides jobs for women with autism and finds a new home for them. Please share this wonderful resource. Donate used American Girl dolls and doll accessories and American Girl books to Yes She Can Inc. a nonprofit developing job skills for women with autism. 12/01/2017

How To Make Clutter-Free Gift Giving Easy! - The FUNctional Home

This is for you, if you …

- need ideas for the “difficult” people on your list.
- have a loved one who doesn’t want any presents.
- don’t want more "stuff" for Christmas.

I am re-posting this blog because this is an issue that comes up all the time. Too many of my clients, who are trying to live with less, become overwhelmed by well-meaning family members who shower them with lovely but superfluous items. Too many of my clients, trying to live with less, become overwhelmed by well-meaning family members who shower them with lovely but superfluous items. 11/28/2017

Bridgewater's 'Soup Man' serves homeless in son's memory

Today is Giving Tuesday - A day to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.

Locally, Peter Kelleher is in need mittens, gloves, scarves or hats - anything to keep people warm. Read about his very personal mission and how you can help. After losing his son to drugs last year, Peter Kelleher goes to Brockton on winter Saturdays to pass out homemade soup, gloves and hats to the homeless 11/25/2017

5 Ways to Support a Bridgewater Small Business Today!

When you shop local, the money you spend is more likely to put back into our community. Here are some ways to explore our town and see what it has to offer. The small businesses in our area keep the community alive and thriving. I'm going to do as much business as I can with our local businesses—will you? 11/21/2017

Tips For Getting Organized

A few (not so serious) tips for getting organized. 🤣 Decluttering and getting organized can be one of the most beneficial things for productivity, and it can also give you more peace of mind. Here are some tips for getting and staying organized. 11/03/2017

Make Your Meal Planning Easy - Use These Simple Tips!

As fall is settling in, it’s back to the real world and everyday routine – including making dinner every night. I've broken down some of my favorite steps (and links to resources) for creating a meal plan, whether you’re cooking for one or six. Creating a plan for meals can feel like a hassle, but not having one leads to stress and take-out. Use these simple steps to make meal planning easier.


A local resource for donating a wedding dress to make angel gowns.

An angel gown is created for babies who never come home from the hospital. These special gowns are given to the bereaved parents thru the hospital to help lend a sense of ceremony to a little one laid to rest. The beautiful material of a wedding dress can be repurposed to honor how special and beloved the baby is, even after a too short of a time with on earth.

By donating your wedding dress to make angel gowns, a bride can feel certain that her special memory will go on to provide comfort to someone else, instead of sitting in a box for decades.

Follow this page to learn more about this wonder local resource. You can either mail your donations or drop off at one of their three drop off locations in Dorchester, Marshfield & Pembroke. 09/30/2017

When Memories Become Clutter - The FUNctional Home

Maybe you are keeping something because you think letting it go will erase a memory or show disrespect to the person attached to it. Is an item stored away in a box really honoring that memory? Here’s what I talk about with my clients when dealing with their clutter of memories. Childhood keepsakes, items from a loved one or stacks of old cards often paralyze people. When memories become clutter, these items can lose significance.



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