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10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

Are you tired of mountains of laundry and piles of dirty dishes? Have you already gotten rid of your excess/unused items and it still doesn't feel manageable? We all do the same things every day- we get dressed, make ourselves food, wash our clothes, etc. But when we do those things make a huge difference in whether or… Continue reading 10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

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What’s In A Minimalist Momma’s Bag?

I used to be that person who carried everything in my large, overstuffed bag. It looked like I was going on a weekend trip...every day of the week. Band-Aids, lotion, Tylenol, granola bars, stamps, phone chargers, water bottles, cough drops, etc.- I was prepared in case all the Walgreens, Targets, Walmarts, and grocery stores within a 10… Continue reading What’s In A Minimalist Momma’s Bag?

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Just Say “No” To Plastic Hangers…They’re More Dangerous Than You Think

  I have always loved clothes. I would try to take almost my entire wardrobe to college each year because I never knew when I might want to wear a certain item. I would pack my four extra-large blue plastic totes to the brim with my most cherished cotton and polyester belongings and my mother… Continue reading Just Say “No” To Plastic Hangers…They’re More Dangerous Than You Think

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Reorganizing to Save Money

We moved recently from an apartment with deep pantry shelves to a home with about half the pantry space. My old pantry was fairly organized, with labeled bins and a place for everything. The new one, however, became jumbled after just tossing things on the shelf anywhere they fit. With half the space as before, organization became… Continue reading Reorganizing to Save Money

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The Easiest Way To Plan Meals

I love the idea of having a pretty chalkboard in my kitchen with all my meals for the week written in beautiful cursive script. Or maybe they're written on a fun dry erase board calendar, color coded by meal category or day. Problem is, I don't have the wall space, fridge space, or patience for… Continue reading The Easiest Way To Plan Meals

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An Easy, Frugal Way to Organize Jewelry

These trouser organizers work great for jewelry- your necklaces and bracelets won't slide around, and they don't take up much space in a closet. They're less than $6.50 each if you buy them at Bed, Bath & Beyond and use a 20% off coupon! They are great for ties as well: Fold the tie in half… Continue reading An Easy, Frugal Way to Organize Jewelry

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Review: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”

  The phrase "life changing" gets thrown around a lot. "This chocolate fudge is life changing!" "Try this lipstick, it's life changing!" "Eliminate carbs/fat/fun from your diet, it's life changing!" But Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up lives up to its title. It isn't your typical organizational book. Thousands of resources exist on organization and decluttering,… Continue reading Review: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”