Building the decluttering muscle

I used to think being a messy person was just who I was, part of my DNA. I thought people who were clean were just born that way and I was doomed to live a life filled with clutter and mounds of laundry. After 4+ years of decluttering, I’m here to tell you that decluttering […] Read more…

20 Minute tidy up – Kitchen table

You guys, my kitchen is a disaster zone. It’s. a. mess! Today I’m going to walk you through a 20 minute tidy up of my kitchen table. So, last week, I was trying to vacuum the living room, but getting extremely frustrated by how much furniture I had to vacuum around. First, there was the […] Read more…

Here’s how to make lunch time easier

Who doesn’t want to make their life easier? In this post, I’m going to talk about how I squelched the midday crankerpants and learned how to make lunch time much easier. The backstory My son started preschool this year. While he only goes in the morning and therefore could technically eat lunch at home, I […] Read more…

How to set up a cash envelope system

Did you know that using a card (whether credit or debit) can lead to spending more than if you had spent cash? That’s because there is a sense of pain associated with forking over cash that you just don’t feel when swiping a card. If you’re trying to get out of debt or spend less […] Read more…

How to create a daily routine

We’re all guilty of it. Those days when everything seems to be in slow motion. Despite our best attempts to get laundry done, clean dirty dishes, and get the kids down for nap at 12:30, we end up with a disaster of a house and hungry and wild kids at 1 p.m. You may be […] Read more…

Decluttering: Where to start?

Are you drowning in clutter and don’t know where to start? There are so many decluttering projects to do that you can spend your whole life trying to decide where to start. (Kind of like spending the whole evening trying to figure out what to watch on TV.) Decluttering can be overwhelming, especially if it’s […] Read more…

How to clean your kitchen when it’s a mess

We’ve all been there. Dirty pots, pans and dishes are stacked up in the sink. Unopened mail is accumulating in a pile in the corner. The kitchen table is so full of clutter, there’s no where to sit down and eat (or do arts and crafts, pay bills or help the kids with homework). So, […] Read more…

The ten levels of tidiness

Ever wonder how messy or tidy your house really is? A lot of time we are in survival mode that we don’t have a chance to objectively look around and assess the condition of our homes. Take a few minutes to read through the following ten levels of tidiness. Then walk around yourself and look […] Read more…

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