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How Much Should I Own?

People often want to know how much of something is the “right amount” to own. It could be pairs of shoes, toys, sheets or towels – any number of things. In reality, there’s no right or wrong. What feels like the right number for one person won’t necessarily feel that way to someone else. I like the motive behind the …

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10 Daily Habits to Stay Organized

I’ve written about this topic before, and I will again. Why? Because it’s a good one. Because it’s so impactful. And, because I want you to feel the lasting peace of an organized space. Organizing takes maintenance. Sometimes people balk at this, but I assure you, it’s preferable to the toll it takes and the time it takes to be …

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Organizing Your Mental Space

Undoubtedly, our mental space and our physical spaces are related. One impacts the other. If our physical space is in order (we know where to find things, it’s not cluttered, it feels calm and peaceful), then it’s easier for our mental space to reflect that sense of peace. If, however, the physical space is in disarray, it’s all too easy …

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3 Reasons Why a Seasonal Deep Clean is a Must

Blog post written by guest Aimee Lyons of diydarlin.com. A seasonal cleaning is just so invigorating, especially as you prepare for the months ahead. But there’s more to it than feeling like you have a fresh start for the new season. For example, if you’re planning on selling your home, deep cleaning is a great way to get your home …

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Bedding Storage to the Rescue

Many homes, including mine, have limited storage for linens. This presents an opportunity to get creative with how and where we store linens, as well to be intentional with how much we own. Storing bedding is often a trouble spot, largely because of the shape and bulk of the items that we’re trying to stack (er, shove) on shelves that …

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4 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers Considering Fixer-Uppers

*Guest post written by Ray Flynn, diyguys.net. Buying a home for the first time can be stressful. It’s a huge investment. Luckily, homes that are in dire need of repairs go for much less. Fixer-uppers are ideal for renovation and easy decorating. If you’re considering buying a home that needs some TLC as your first property, here are some tips …

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Organized Pantry

Pantries come in all shapes and sizes. We make a pantry out of what we have, which may be a cupboard or a shelf. Regardless of what your pantry looks like, once it’s organized, you want to keep it that way. Right? It’s discouraging to spend the time organizing your pantry only to find it gradually (or, perhaps seemingly overnight) …

7 Organizing Strategies to Stay On Course

Decluttering and organizing isn’t inherently complicated or challenging. It doesn’t take formal training or life experience. Even children can take part. But, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily feel easy. It takes consistency, motivation, and looking that overwhelm in the eye and just starting. We sometimes see people’s end states and think we could never achieve that. I love the …

Baby Steps to Organization

One of the top organizing woes I hear from people is that they’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. I hear you – thinking of getting a whole house organized CAN be overwhelming! But, we’re breaking it down today and kicking overwhelm away! There’s a method to the madness of getting from point A to point B. Here are …

Here’s To All The Moms

Mother’s Day is a day I’m very grateful to experience as a mom myself, and as a daughter to an incredible mom. I do have a broader intent with this post. But, indulge with me a moment while I give the honor due to my own mom… She’s SELFLESS. She shows up and blesses through acts of kindness… homemade meals, …