Speed Cleaning for the Holidays


There is no time of year when I love my house--or enjoy being at home--more than during the month of December.  There is just something magical about those twinkling Christmas tree lights and festive decorations.  I love turning on some mellow Christmas music (the James Taylor Christmas album is my all time fav!) and cuddling [...]

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 30 Minutes or Less


Bathrooms. Ugh! Is there any household cleaning chore more dreaded than tackling a dirty bathroom? From soap scum and mildew to dirt and hair, cleaning this germ-filled zone is no easy task. That said, it is also simply one of those things that must be done. Never fear — my latest article at P&G Everyday [...]

8 Must-Have Bathroom Cleaning Tools


Ever wonder what bathroom cleaning tools you can't live without and which ones are just taking up space?  Pop over to Home Made Simple to check out my list of 8 Must-Have Bathroom Cleaning Tools, along with lots of little-known tips for how to use them more effectively!

Just Call Me Superwoman {4 Simple Rules for Managing Your Time}


 I woke up this past Monday ready to start my week with a bang.  I  had spent the weekend getting caught up after last week’s trip, and by 8am I had already finished my work for the day, returned several neglected emails, handed in a writing assignment, tidied my house, put in a load of [...]

Organize Your Bathroom {Day 13}


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}


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 [...]

The Spring Cleaning Challenge: Conquering the Kids’ Room

Happy First Day of Spring--it's time to start our Spring Cleaning Challenge! I don't know about y'all but if it weren't for my darling children, my house would be clean all the time.  Okay, maybe not all the time, but almost all of the time.  How can two such seemingly sweet and innocent girls be [...]

The Spring Cleaning Challenge {#SpringCleaning12}

Are you ready for spring?  I am so excited to announce today that I am joining forces with 10 other bloggers to bring you this super fun Spring Cleaning Challenge.  Our goal is to motivate and encourage you all to jump into spring with a clean and organized home.  And what better motivation than public [...]

Why I Make My Bed {10 Reasons I Keep My House Clean}


A couple of months ago I shared this list of "simple rules" that I wanted my family to live by.  Funnily enough, the one thing people commented on more than any other was a line I honestly hadn't thought twice about including: Make your bed every day.  (Get the free download here) Is this a novel concept? I [...]

A New Year, A Fresh Start {Welcome 2012}

Happy New Year! The past few weeks have been so fun and productive and relaxing and all-around wonderful that as I now finally sit down at my computer to get back to work, it is not without more than a little reluctance and some major feet-dragging. I needed some time to focus on my family [...]

A Little Organization {in an Otherwise Chaotic World}

how to organize your closet

Life has been a little hectic lately. I feel beyond blessed that this little blogging project of mine has taken off, and I honestly couldn't ask for a better job.  I LOVE waking up in the morning to a day full of writing & finding hot coupons & helping others save.   I look forward [...]

5 Simple Strategies For Staying Organized


If you are anything like me, the concept of home organization is a journey, not a destination.  Over the years, I have bought lots of books on the subject, some better than others.  (For the record, in my opinion the hands-down best, most life changing book on organization I have read thus far is The [...]

Speed Cleaning


There are lots of reasons a clean house is important to me, but the biggest is probably simply that my brain works better when my house is clean.  Over the years I've had lots of people ask how I keep things tidy most of the time.  So--at the risk of having you all think I [...]

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