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10 Ways We Use Essential Oils Every Single Day

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There's a part of me that still can't believe I'm even writing this post. You see, I’ve been using essential oils for about a year now, and never in a million years would I have believed that I would become such a fan, or that my engineer (and completely skeptical) husband would be even more [...]

10 Smart Ways to Tame that Laundry Pile

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Let’s face it--nobody loves doing laundry! Sure, the smell of clean clothes in the dryer is nice, and there’s something satisfying about seeing those piles of neatly folded towels all put away, but I’ll be the first to admit, it’s simply not my favorite task. Unfortunately for all of us, that massive pile of laundry [...]

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home

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This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings Although everyone has their own idea of what the American Dream really looks like, you can't deny that for many, homeownership is toward the top of that list. There's something incredibly satisfying about buying your own place, making it yours, and taking responsibility for the [...]

9 Tech Tools to Simplify Your Life

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This is a guest post from Michelle & Kira of Sunshine and Hurricanes   I know sometimes we can feel like technology has invaded our lives and just trying to keep track of it all can be overwhelming. There are new apps and gadgets coming on the market daily and most of the time you [...]

How to Save on Dry Cleaning

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There’s nothing quite like getting a crisp, freshly laundered outfit back from the dry-cleaners. It’s almost like getting new clothing: everything is pressed, clean and looks brand new. Being a fairly casual family, we don’t do a lot of dry cleaning in my house, but there are always those rare or special items—especially dresses, suits and coats—that require [...]

DIY Pottery Barn Knock-Off Pin Board

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This is a guest post from Tasha of DesignerTrapped.com Pottery Barn has gorgeous stuff, right?  But, the price tags generally tend to put Pottery Barn's drool-worthy merchandise out of my reach.  Can anyone else relate? The good news is that you can browse Pottery Barn and other designer stores for inspiration and then make less [...]

How to Actually Get Things Done

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This is a guest post from Elaine of SuperRadChristianWriterChick.com Do you ever wake up in the morning with an endless stream of to-do's racing around in your head, only to crawl back in bed at night with none of them done? One of the characters of my favorite Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park, says it [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 7

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Here at Living Well Spending Less we are 100% committed to bringing you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, especially as [...]

What Every Mom Needs to Know about Paying for College

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If your kids are still young, college can sometimes feel a million miles away —a distant dream far off in the future that you’ll face when it gets a little closer. Maybe you and your spouse are still working to pay off your own student loans. Maybe you’ve taken a proactive approach and socked away [...]

How to Deep Clean Your Garage

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Oh, the garage. I don't know how it works in your home, but in ours, the garage is the collector of all things that we don't quite know what to do with--boxes of stuff meant for Goodwill.  Holiday decorations that haven't made it back into storage.  Half-completed projects.  Stacks of scrap wood.  Bowling balls and [...]

12 Things NOT to Do to Save Time, Money & Sanity

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Here at Living Well Spending Less we talk a lot about the things you can do to save time and money, and hopefully your sanity. And while these tips can be helpful, I think sometimes we can end up with such a long list of things we are supposed to be doing that we become [...]

How to Clean & Organize Your Makeup Drawer

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This is a guest post from Tasha of DesignerTrapped.com Aren't bathroom drawers the worst? To be perfectly honest, I have a few drawers that I need to tackle, but the worst one in my home was a drawer in my bathroom where I keep my everyday cosmetics and personal care items. It made getting ready in [...]

10 Smart Ways to Multitask

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If you are anything like me, you probably multitask without a second thought. In fact, it is probably a rare occurrence that you find yourself focused on a singular task. Like, ever. To be perfectly honest, I have a hard time remembering the last time I managed to focus all of my attention on just one thing. [...]

12 Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel

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Travel season is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you've got the bug and you are ready to hit the road.....or the skies!  Of course vacationing with the whole family can be a challenge, especially when it comes to air travel.  While one ticket might seem affordable, that same price multiplied by four [...]

10 Pantry Staples to Always Keep on Hand

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]