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New Year, New You?

A new year is here, ready or not. Some of us may be welcoming the opportunity for a reset, while others may not feel ready. The new year can bring with it the weight of expectation…for a new and improved you, they say…for goal crushing, they say. Wait, who is they? And, was there something wrong with the old me? …

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Get Organized for Summer – With Kids!

With summer upon us, your pace may be a little slower, which can be just what we all need to recharge and connect. Yet, it can also be a time when we feel the most disorganized. Routines change (or fall apart completely), maybe you’re still working, but perhaps the kids are home all day. More meals in the house and …

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How to Save Money by Getting Organized

There are countless benefits to being organized – from freeing up time to greater peace of mind. Let’s focus on what you have to gain financially from getting organized. Here are the top 5 ways being organized saves you money. 1. No more overbuying When you’re organized, you have a “just right” amount of items for your space. You’re less …

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8 Do’s And Don’ts To Kick Clutter For Good

The holidays tend to bring on next level busyness, stress, & overwhelm, all of which can be exacerbated by a cluttered home. It’s extra important now to pull back on our environment…make it extra calming, err on the side of less rather than more. I’ve seen lots of approaches to clutter, and some seem to work better than others. I …

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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 …