November 28, 2015

Little House on the Prairie Moments (& giveaway)


Yesterday morning, I glanced out my kitchen window to a bit of glory glistening. After weeks of unending rain, the sun streamed so brightly, the fall foliage showed off in all its wonder and the adorable fabric banners hung (over […]

A Buy-Less Mindset


There is a lot of hype surrounding the one-in-one-out decluttering system. Whenever you buy something new (or used), you give something away (or throw it out). But really, does it work? It doesn’t work for me. One-in-one-out sounds like a […]

50 Fabulous Uses for Baking Soda


A few years ago I shared my post, “For the love of Baking Soda.” It was my salute to this all natural, penny pinching, miracle product that is one of the staples I use most often in my home, and I […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Since my  Clutter Countdown Challenge, that began in October and continues to trickle on, I’ve come to realize that it’s an issue in my life that I will continually need to tackle and address. Everyone has something in their life that […]

Stock the Frugal Pantry: $10 free shopping


It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any of my “great deals and steals.” I’ve gone on and on in past posts about my love of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. The’re natural, which is pretty important to me considering how much […]

How to Declutter Books


When we put in our new flooring last year, I had to come to terms with my huge problem of book hoarding. As an avid reader and homeschool mom, books were my friend and who doesn’t want more friends, right? […]

Best Ever Magic Carpet Cleaning Tip


If there is any one who knows something about cleaning carpets, it is moi! With four dogs, five children, and more guests who track dirt from our gravel driveway onto our carpet than I care to think about, people think […]

How to Clutter Your House in 12 Simple Steps


My home is our haven – soothing, beautiful, comforting, but sometimes, cluttered. I’ve come to terms with the fact that my biggest home hurdle is dealing with aspects of clutter. Some days, I manage it well, other days, I step […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Baby Clothes


As this new year hits, I’m continuing on with my Clutter Countdown Challenge. It’s so easy for me to get sidetracked and yet, slowly but surely, I will conquer this. Just last year, I finally got rid of our boxes […]

Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes (Free Printable)


Who would think that focusing just 15 minutes a day to declutter new areas of the home would be so challenging? Well, slowly but surely, I am making my way through these daunting and neglected areas and it’s so worth […]

15 Minute Kitchen Clean Up Checklist (free Printable)


During my Clutter Countdown Challenge, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. My counters are clean, my sink is empty and polished” most nights, my pantry is organized (for the most part) and I’ve slowly pared down items in […]

Realistic Pantry Organization Tips: Clutter Countdown


There’s something about a clean and orderly pantry that just takes my breath away. Since I shared on Day 1 of our Clutter Countdown challenge that I am going to be quite vulnerable in this series, my pantry is a […]

Plan a Clutter Countdown Family Meeting (+ free printable)


If you haven’t already, it’s about time we get the whole family on board with our Clutter Countdown challenge. Remember, that while we may be challenging ourselves to declutter for 15 minutes a day, it’s about beginning new habits and changing the […]

The Baby Steps of Daily Organization: Clean Sink Habit


Since I was gone all day today (did you see my trip to Old Salem on facebook), I thought I would pull up a previous post for today’s Clutter Countdown. Yes, it’s from January ’09. Over five years ago, I […]

Tips for Clean Kitchen Counters


In the hub of our home, the kitchen is the one area that announces “congregate.” When you have company, that’s where everyone first meets, don’t they? With everything from people gathering, to clutter congregating, the kitchen is an area where […]

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