Organizing

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

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Do you ever wish you could run your mornings on autopilot? Sometimes the sheer number of things that have to get done before the day officially begins can feel like a full day’s work!  This is especially true if your morning routine includes not just getting yourself out the door, but one or more little people as [...]

How to Take Back Your Schedule (Like a Boss)

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This is a guest post from Tammy of Grace Uncommon If you're anything like me you're well enough into parenting and life to know that the calendar isn't slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it's quite possible it may never let go of it's fierce hold on me unless I get downright bossy about it. [...]

DIY Dollar Store Makeup Tray

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There are a lot of ways I save on beauty products & toiletries.  I use coupons for toothpaste & razors, make my own dry shampoo, do my nails at home, and haven't had my hair cut or colored at a salon in years.  But when it comes to beauty, the one thing I am willing [...]

How to Create a Cleaning Schedule That Works For You

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Over the years I have received more than a few reader questions about cleaning, organizing, and decluttering.  It seems that we all want to have a neat and orderly home, but not all of us know exactly how to get there.  And let’s face it, life can get chaotic and busy with too much to [...]

DIY Office on a Budget

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I've been promising to share pictures of my new office for what seems like forever now, so I am pretty excited to finally be able to say my little space is finally finished!  This is where the magic happens, folks! ;-) All joking aside, I can't even begin tell you how great it feels to finally [...]

7 Ways Google Calendar Simplifies My Life

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I couldn't be happier to introduce you all to my dear friend Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom.  Crystal is one of those people who I just "clicked" with the instant that we met.  Every time we talk I feel both challenged to do better and encouraged that I can actually do it.  If you've [...]

Holiday Planner 2013

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Happy November! Is it just me or has this year seemed to fly by?  I am having a hard time believing that it is already time to start planning & preparing for the holiday season once again. As my girls get older and begin participating in more activities, my husband and I are finding it [...]

Why I Took My Kids’ Toys Away {One Year Later}

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A year ago this week I posted this (now infamous) post about taking my kids' toys away.  At the time, I honestly had no idea what a brouhaha it would cause.  I was simply sharing our own experience.  The comments and reactions to that post have run the gamut, from parents applauding the decision and [...]

Clutter-Free Forever

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Have you ever toured an older home and marveled at the lack of closet space?  If you've considered buying one of these vintage abodes, it may have even given you pause, or perhaps even have been the reason you ultimately turned away.  Where on earth would you keep all your stuff? Even in newer homes [...]

The 40 Hanger Closet

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Maybe it's a girl thing, or maybe it is just a "me" thing, but when my closet is organized, my life just feels a little less chaotic.   Despite my best efforts, there are simply times where life gets hectic and it is easier to close the door than to keep it tidy.  Thus, I [...]

How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

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Hopefully by now you are all enjoying the fruits of your Big Spring Clean labor and your home is now relatively dirt and clutter free.  Doesn't it feel GOOD? Of course if you are anything like me, there may be one room that looks tidy on the surface, but that is secretly haunting you behind [...]

Clearing The Clutter

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Okay, so technically Spring doesn't start for another 12 days but I figured I needed to start now to give you (and myself) a little time to gear up for The Big Spring Clean.  This year I thought it would be fun to do a spring cleaning series for a little extra motivation, breaking the [...]

How I Get My Kids to Clean Their Room

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I haven’t talked about it much but for the past year or so an epic struggle has been waging in the Soukup household.  It is Mommy versus Kids in the War of the Tidy Room, and while there are still small battles being fought now and then, I can finally say with confidence that I [...]

Organize Your Bathroom {Day 13}

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This is the thirteenth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * There is no room I dread cleaning more than the bathroom.  Ugh!  It’s not really the daily cleaning [...]

Organize Your Bedroom Closet {Day 12}

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This is the twelfth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * We've only got 2 days left of cleaning projects and then we are going to move on to [...]