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Four Surprising Benefits of Decluttering

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When you're so busy that you can barely keep up with the basic housework, much less the deep cleaning, decluttering can seem like a poor use of your time. After all, there are always tasks that are more pressing, and all of that extra junk that's lying around isn't really hurting anything, is it? As it turns out, living in a house that's full of clutter affects you more than you know, and finally getting rid of all the clutter will help you … [Read more...]



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Why I Gave Away Most of My Storage Bins

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I was the queen of organization. At least I thought I was. I thought that organizing was simply a way of keeping all of your belongings tidy and in order, where everything had a home and a place where you could easily locate that item when needed. You see, organizing and decluttering are now two different things in my opinion. Organizing to me is moving around stuff in an orderly way so that when you need that particular item, you know exactly … [Read more...]



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10 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

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I love to declutter. Call me crazy, but it's true. I find myself decluttering my home at the beginning of every new season. I feel that it helps me to enter each new season with a tidy home and a clutter free mind! Who doesn't want that? Why do I love to declutter? I love how "light" I feel after decluttering my home. I love how focused I am and how clear my mind is. The feeling I get after I "let go" of my belongings that I no longer use or … [Read more...]



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Six Easy Ways to Get Organized This School Year

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Back-to-school season is very exciting, but it can be quite hectic and messy too. There are books to keep track of, lunches to make and 100 different dates and activities to keep track of. This year, make life easier on yourself with these six easy ways to get organized this school year. 1. Organize Your Time: Create a Routine Do your kids dilly dally when it is time to get ready for school in the morning or fight you when it is time to do … [Read more...]



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5 Office Essentials for Work-At-Home Moms

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #CVS #CollectiveBias I work from home seven days a week. Having an organized work space is very important for me. Without organization and order, I would not be as productive as I would need to be. As a work-at-home mom, I enjoy having a home office that works for me. I try to keep my office as clutter … [Read more...]



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How to Create a Cute Cat Feeding Station

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IAMSCat #CollectiveBias When my family and my calico cat moved into the house we are currently living in last May, I noticed something. Just about everything we had for home decor was brown. In our last home, the carpet and floors were a light color, so having brown furniture and decor wasn't too bad. Now that we live in a … [Read more...]



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Four Brilliant Toy Organization Tips You Need to Try

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I don't know how your house looked last week, but once Christmas was over here, our house was a disaster! Kids' toys everywhere! And not just for a couple hours after we finished opening gifts, but for a couple of days. (Don't judge. We had fun!) But eventually, there comes a point when a mom can only take so much, and some serious organization is in order. Whether your house is particularly messy after the holidays, it's pretty much always a … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean When You Have Kids

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After having kids, I knew the messes were inevitable. After 7 years, I finally feel like I'm able to control the clutter in my life, but it hasn't been easy. It's taken a lot of time, energy, and effort to keep things clean and tidy in the space around me and I finally feel like I'm getting this down. One area that I have struggled with keeping clean for the longest time is my car. My car gets out of control fast. With two kids and one on the … [Read more...]



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How to Use Over the Door Shoe Organizers to Keep Your Pantry Organized!

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I started using over the door shoe organizers to organize my belongings in 2011. Even after a big move this last year, I still use my over the door shoe organizers! I can't live without them. I love using these organizers in my home, not just for shoes, but for art supplies, office supplies, garage tools, and so much more! You can read about my first post using these organizers on my frugal blog. After moving last year, the size of our pantry … [Read more...]



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