2020

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 …

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Make Space For Stress Free Holidays

Happy Holidays! They’re officially here! Full of merriment, goodwill, and wonder…right?! Absolutely. However, they can also be accompanied by feelings of stress or overwhelm. For many of us, our holiday traditions include gift giving. This is a joy to participate in, but it’s all too easy for stuffocation to set in, as the items we’re bringing into our homes leave …

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

Tis the season for…gift guides! I’m seeing them left and right from bloggers and in magazines. They are fun to browse and there seems to be a gift guide out there for all the hard to buy for people in your life – husband, teacher, nephew, teen, and everyone in-between. Giving gifts is a way to express our love and …

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Make the Most Of Your Space

*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. Do you know what people identified as the #1 challenge to organizing their homes? The desire for MORE SPACE! 34% of people (Home World Business, 10/18), …