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Travel Tips and Tricks

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Who is taking a getaway trip this winter? Or a summer road trip? Yes?! How’s your packing game? My family has done our share of both …

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The Golden Rule of Organizing

There is something known as the Golden Rule of organizing. It is the absolute foundation for establishing and maintaining an organized and efficient household. Here it is. Drumroll please…… A place for everything and everything in its place. It’s a simple concept, right? Kids can do it! Everyone can! Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy, in practice. But it is undoubtedly …

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February Declutter Challenge

How many of you set a New Year’s resolution/goal/intention or chose a token word for the year? Wonderful! I would guess that some of you included getting organized as one of your aspirations for this year. After all, getting organized is one of the top 7 resolutions that people set! As important as January is to get our momentum going, …

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How to Spend Less in 2020

Do you know anyone who has a New Year’s Resolution to spend more money in 2020? I don’t either. Though we’re certainly not looking to be miserly, it does feel great to know that our money is being spent deliberately, and in line with what we value. Read on for 9 ways to spend LESS in 2020. 1. Increase Spend …

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New Year, New Wardrobe Outlook

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. The new year is a great time to assess your wardrobe and make any needed adjustments. Have you always been intrigued by the concept of a …

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Getting Organized in the New Year

Ah, the promise of a new year! An opportunity for reflection and the cultivation of some healthy new intentions and habits.  Research shows that nearly 60% of people set new year’s resolutions. According to The Business Insider, getting organized is one of the top 7 resolutions that people make, along with exercising more and eating healthier. That’s right! People recognize …

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Organizing with Kids

You’re ready to rock this organizing thing, but you may live with kiddos who are, well, less enthused than you are. It’s very common for family members under the same roof to have very different views on the value of organization. To one of the more organized ones, this can be frustrating – like they’re carrying the burden and that …

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Book Picks for a Simpler Life

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I love a good book. In the past couple of years, now that my kids are older, I’ve carved out more time to hit the pages. I’m …

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How to Organize on a Budget

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I love the challenge of making a space functional AND beautiful. If a space looks lovely, but is not functional or easy to maintain, it has …

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How to Stay Organized

There’s nothing like the peace we feel when our space is organized. We have more time, we can find what we need, and we don’t spend money replacing things we already own. Experiencing these benefits often provides the motivation needed to stay organized. Yet, even with the best of intentions, life happens, and organization gradually unravels over time.  The real …