A garage can easily be a Last Holdout. Ours definitely was. What’s a Last Holdout? Those are the spaces that stay messy, unsorted, disorganized, basically unusable long after the rest of the house is under control. Our garage used to be lined with boxes of things to sell at a future yard sale, totes full of
You’ve decided to declutter. You’re ready to go. The kids are napping, at school, or at the park with their dad. You’ve emptied your drawers or cabinets in whatever room you chose to go through first, and right now all you see is STUFF. But you’re motivated. Motivated to cut through the crap and only
Think you know how to do laundry? Think again. I was interviewed for this awesome collection of laundry tips and tricks on mom.me, and I shared some of my favorite laundry secrets: How to avoid musty smells while saving money. How to save time and (electrical) energy. & Permission to be a bit lazy (and
Menu planning is a great way to get ready for your week. On grocery day, you’ll have a list of everything you actually need to buy (and nothing you don’t). Each day, you will know exactly what to prepare and cook. And every night, your family will gather around your table and be able to
The pine cone taught me something last week, as I picked it up to dust underneath it, and noticed how it’s become a little bit broken, a little worse for wear.
A teacher from South Carolina had to make a decision: Move overseas, or have a baby? Either way, some simplifying was in order. Here’s how she did it in just 2 weeks.
Once we’re past decluttering all of the easy things, sometimes we hit a wall, because things try to convince us to keep them. Here’s how to say no.
Our stuff uses up our time, even once we decide to get rid of it!
Reclaim your time from your clutter NOW. Here’s how!
Facebook can be really annoying. But it’s simple to take back your newsfeed. Here’s how to see what you want to see. You don’t have to quit.
When you don’t have time and your mind is muddled, you need to clear your mind quickly. Here are 4 great (fast) ways to quiet your mind.
Monday’s coming. Feeling anxious? I’ve been there. Dinnertime rolls around and we realize we forgot to thaw the meat for the day’s meal. Or when our kids ask, “What are we doing today?” we’re not exactly sure what to tell them. As someone who works from home, it’s always apparent to me whether or not
Your purse. It goes everywhere with you. Always by your side, it’s disguised as a fashion accessory. But what is it really? It’s a little piece of your home. And what might surprise you is that its contents are saying a lot about you and your homemaking style. “I’m thinking balls are to men, what