Declutter Your Home Declutter Your Mind

Declutter Your Home Declutter Your Mind

Have you ever felt really pissy when you were cleaning up a room and you couldn't figure out why? Or maybe you were decluttering the back of your closet and found yourself on the floor crying your eyes out. If you have experienced this,  you know that you can jump from "Why do I have this shirt?" to "I really hate my blanking job" or "I wish I never moved here" or "My kids are growing up way too fast" in a nano second.

So what's THAT all about?

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Quick and Easy Decluttering Tips

Quick and Easy Decluttering Tips

Are you looking for an quick and easy way to start decluttering the stuff from your house? Look no further. I've got you covered. Each of these quick and easy decluttering tips are dead simple and will take you 10 minutes maximum.  Even if you are ready to call a dumpster rental company or just want to move house and start over, these things will make your house feel better. Get yourself a timer and play race the clock!

You + me + 1 timer = 1 hour to a lighter, happier feeling house.

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A Little Reminder

A Little Reminder

When we get the itch to clear out our clutter and spruce up our space it's important to not overwhelm ourselves. Before we go all out and start dumping out drawers and emptying closets onto the floor, remember this little sign: 

Because as the Flylady says, "You can't organize clutter!

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Travel Tips 101: How to Make Yourself Comfortable Wherever You Go

Travel Tips 101: How to Make Yourself Comfortable Wherever You Go

We've been lucky over the last few months and have had the opportunity to travel to both Vancouver, British Columbia and to the Florida Panhandle. Although the types of travel we've done are different (business vs. pleasure), we've followed the same strategy to settle in and make ourselves comfortable. I've found that with a little effort to up front (ideally as soon as you arrive), that you can avoid headaches, frustration and meltdowns (both for the kids and the grownups) later on down the road. Here are my best tips for spending less time finding your stuff and more time enjoying yourself. 

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Top Twenty Five Reasons Why Organizing Your Stuff Can Make You Happier at Home

Top Twenty Five Reasons Why Organizing Your Stuff Can Make You Happier at Home

1. You can find your keys. Always.

2. Your purse or wallet have a home.

3. Everything in your fridge is edible.

4. You know what food you have in your pantry. You can see what you have and it inspires you to cook.

5. When the family whines “I want a snack!” or they demand “What's for dinner?!?” you can calmly point them to the basket full of healthy snacks and the dinner calendar posted on the fridge. No more arguing.

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