tutorial roundup | how tos when dealing with shelter in-place

  1. margaret ann hurt says:

    I love looking at your website because I am 70th years old but I still like looking good. And was not sure what was too young me or what made me look good at my age. I love the commercial with Maye Musk when they said you never old to care!

  2. Christine Jones says:

    Thank you for continuing to send these out!

  3. Denise Weir says:

    Here in Northern Ireland my husband and I are self isolating, we’re a high in good health but considered in the Vunerable category. Were lucky to have a garden and are close to the beautiful Co Antrim Hills and coastal are that have been made famous by Game of The so we can go out into the country or coast safely keeping a safe distance from others is no problem so all in all were ” happily” making this our new norm. Take care of you and your and keep up your wonderfully thoughtful posts xx

    • Beth Djalali says:

      so happy to hear you are making the best of your time. take care!

    • Sylvia Espinoza says:

      Great to log in to your post on these days that all seem like each other! You have a gift for encouraging, right up there with the gift for fashion sense. God bless you for sharing your gifts.

      I give you credit for my use of white vinegar for all of my laundry loads. Were you also the one to teach us to use detergent sparingly on dark clothes, then add a cup of white vinegar to the final rinse to keep them from fading, because, Lady, it works! Have used this method for a good while now, and it works. Even already-faded darks look better!

      A trick I use if a stain comes suddenly where I can’t get to baking soda is, if in a restaurant for example, use the powdered sweetener for the same effect of absorbing the oil right away. Works wonders, too. I used to carry an envelope or two in my bag for the kids’ stain mishaps~

  4. Sangita M says:

    Love the closet organization tips. Using this quarantine time to get everything organized and in better order. Thanks Beth for all your tips and positive vibes.I look forward to them everyday. Be well.

  5. Suzanne M Smith says:

    All good looks and lots of good ideas here. I’ve been baking, cleaning, reading, taking long solitary walks in nature–all of it is helping me stay calm. I am kicking myself that a year or so ago, I finally tossed my sewing machine, as I am now wishing I could make masks from the pattern on the CDC site for all those medical folks on the front lines. We are most definitely staying in place. It’s making me appreciate many small things we have a tendency to take for granted. We all need to be kind and reach out in whatever ways we can to those who need it.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      all good things to do with our time, Suzanne! and, yes, let’s continue to be encouraging and kind.

    • Joanie says:

      I got rid of my sewing machine a couple of years ago, too, and now I wish I had it. I could sew some medical masks for our helpers. So, I made a monetary donation to Meals on Wheels, food pantries, restaurant workers organization. We can help the vulnerable. “Look for the helpers”-Fred Rogers. From, Joanie in Iowa

  6. Gail says:

    I love your hairstyles! They always look timeless and versatile. Have you ever done a topic on “how to/what to look for in choosing a hairdresser?
    Thank you for your positivity during these times!

  7. Kathy says:

    Thanks for continuing to send out positive messages in this difficult time. While I am currently in a city that is not on complete lockdown, we are all doing as much shelter in place as possible. Because my job is considered “essential” I currently have these 2 weeks off for rest etc and I’m really enjoying cleaning and organizing. My house has never looked so good. There’s always a silver lining!

  8. This is certainly a difficult time. I’m really appreciating your posts, positive and helpful. I am a recent widow of just 3 months and am finding it very difficult to be sheltering in place. Living at ground zero of this terrible virus In Washington state we’re having very strict rules. Phone calls and FaceTime help but just not the same as having someone sitting in the same room sharing a cup of tea or a glass of wine. I’m starting the closet reorg today, you’ve given me motivation. Thank you.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      stress is so hard to manage under “normal” circumstances but you’ve been hit with a double whammy. stay in touch with friends and family through FaceTime, continue to build your immune system, and stay busy with projects. take care!

  9. Irene says:

    Thank you for continuing to uplift and encourage us during this time of difficulty. I am using this time to do the extra chores that seldom get done, and our home will be better for it. May I use this opportunity to reach to your audience, to say thank you to all who read this and continue to work as required. We do appreciate all you do, and please stay careful and healthy.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      thanks so much for your positive attitude and words, Irene. it’s so important to think about and thank those who show up to work each and every day. from healthcare to service, you are our everyday heroes.

  10. Maura says:

    I bought my regular UPS delivery person a gift card to a local chain of coffee and donut shops. His job continues, but with all of us at home, so does online shopping and then his deliveries. I’m using my at home time to shop online. I put items into my “cart,” go as far as checkout to see what the discount would be and then close the web site. Shopping without the stress of credit card bills

  11. Eve says:

    So timely right now. I am embarrassed everytime I clean out my closet. What possessed me to buy two of everything in black? I agree with you about vinegar and soda. I love using natural things to clean with. I’m new here so I have so much to look forward to on YouTube and your blog. I’ll be binge watching for sure. Thank you.

  12. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    Thank you for continuing your blog during this Shelter in Place time. I really enjoy reading it and getting all of your great tips and suggestions. I am hunkered down at home. It is a good time to remember all of the helpers. Consider giving a donation to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. Beth, you are a strong woman and wonderful role model for those of us of a certain age. Thank you.

  13. Thanks so much for these videos, especially the Pixie style tips. I have a very short Pixie and my next hair appointment was for this coming Friday. Well, that’s not going to happen, and with my hair growing out to about your length soon, your tips will definitely help!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      we’ll all be growing out our hair! i grew mine out after we went through a category 5 typhoon. i realized how time consuming short hair can be with regular haircuts. i’m looking forward to the day when i can pull my hair into a ponytail and call it a day.

  14. Katie says:

    My adult daughter has set herself up a home office in her spare bedroom so that her pets will allow her to teleconference in peace. She has ordered herself a nice desk but it has not arrived yet. And what was she making do with? A low TV tray – on the floor! I asked her where the nice raised up over the sofa TV tray table is that we gave her several years ago. And she swallowed hard over not having thought to use it. Just everything one can think of is being affected by this virus – spin your head around.

    So far I have managed to not resort to burning the house down in my efforts to rid every surface & object in the house of any possible Covid-19. We have resorted to using all paper products – after the dishwasher broke down. The necessary part is on back order. Yikes!

    Please keep the delicious recipes coming. DH use to never eat but one meal a day with me. And I now feel as though I am feeding a – bottomless pit! LOL

    Trust me! You do NOT want to hear about the master closet redo – fiasco.

  15. Mary A Snyder says:

    I made a promise to myself to purge my closet last week since we had to self-isolate. Well, I did everything else instead. Thanks for your motivation today – TODAY is the day to clean out – MAKE decisions that are so hard to do with my “beloved clothes”.
    Always enjoy your posts!
    Ann from the beautiful Ozark Mountains

    Faith, hope, courage will get us through this time. Love

  16. Lindsey A says:

    Taking a final photo of the fave item being tossed or donated can really help, especially if there is something sentimental about it. Or finding a photo of yourself wearing it. You could even create an online album of “my fave, long passed clothes” and add them there. Knowing you have a solid permanent record of it can be helpful.

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