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While working from has become much more common these days, everyone—especially those whose primary task is to manage the goings-on of a busy family—needs a functional space to take care of your bills, budget, and schedule. Even if you love your job, work is still work, and creating a cheery, inviting space to perform that [...]

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Linen closets and laundry rooms can be elusive spaces. Some older homes simply have a hallway cupboard, washer and dryer in the garage, or nothing at all, while newer homes offer walk-in linen closets and large utility rooms full of space. Some linen closets may do double-duty as storage for vacuum, laundry and cleaning items, [...]

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Children, especially girls, can have a shocking amount of bathroom accessories. Hair ties, ponytail holders, bows, nail polish, sunscreen and other products can overflow bathroom counters and drawers in no time. Add in teens or multiple kids sharing a bathroom and that is a lot of clutter! Giving each child a designated bin or shower [...]

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Children are wonderful, creative—and sometimes messy—little people. While none of us want to get rid of all that creativity, it can be hard to know exactly what to do with all that PAPER. As children reach school-age, bags come home filled with papers: permission slips, homework assignments, reading materials, report cards, and more—and it can [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  Here in Florida the weather has finally cooled off just enough to not melt every time we go outside.  It is our version of "fall," and I'll take it!  After planting our garden on Monday & Tuesday, we've been busy keeping up with our [...]

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Just as your master closet, kids’ closets can come in many shapes and sizes. Adding to the variables is the fact that, like their closets, kids shapes and sizes are ever changing as well. At times it feels like kids can grow out of clothing as quickly as you buy it—not to mention stains, tears [...]

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Just like your master bedroom, a kid’s bedroom should be a relaxing place for your child to get a restful sleep. Unlike the master bedroom, children’s rooms often do double or even triple duty as their playroom and/or homework area. In a perfect world, each activity would have its own space, but often we have [...]

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Day 16: Medicine Cabinet The term medicine cabinet, at least in the bathroom, is a misnomer. A bathroom is actually one of the worst places to store medication, as heat and moisture can be an enemy to pills, vitamins, and over-the-counter products. Instead, choose a cabinet in another area of your home: preferably a dry, [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 82}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that the past few weeks have been a little crazy with a LOT of travel.  This was my first full week to just be home in almost a month, and let me tell you, [...]

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An organized master bathroom can diminish stress and help you in a variety of ways. From more efficient mornings to better hygiene, skin care and general health, having an organized master bathroom is key. Just like a command center for your home, your master bathroom is a command center for your body and beauty. Second [...]

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Day 14: Master Closet and Drawers Closets vary greatly in shapes, sizes and storage solutions. Just like variations in each person’s own personal style, each closet is completely different too. Perhaps you share a closet with your spouse. Perhaps you are lucky enough to have a walk-in closet. Perhaps you live in an apartment where [...]

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Is your bedroom a sanctuary? If not, it should be. Most sleep experts recommend that your bedroom should be primarily for sleeping and relaxing. The room should be cool, calming and inviting. It should also be free of dust and clutter, particularly for allergy sufferers. The sad truth is that in today’s busy world, our [...]

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Now that you’ve tackled your cupboards, the next logical step is to declutter your food pantry. A well-stocked pantry is saves time by allowing you to keep essentials on hand, thus cutting back on trips to the store. An organized pantry also helps you save money by eliminating the need to eat out because there [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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 Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a wonderful & relaxing weekend!  After six days onboard the Carnival Breeze, we are now home and ready to jump back into our October projects (in between loads of vacation laundry, of course!)  This morning Chuck and I are planning to plant our fall garden, which we [...]

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With your newly-cleared counter surfaces to inspire you, it is time to dig a little deeper, into those sometimes-scary-but-usually-hidden areas behind closed doors Yes, it is time to tackle the kitchen cupboards (and drawers.) How ironic that the exact feature that makes them so useful—closed doors—is the feature that also makes them so prone to [...]

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