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Creating a Home You Love (Use Your Words)

What's the first thing you do when you move into a new house? Do you set up the beds? Do you line the cabinets with shelf paper? Do you make a list of the rooms you want to paint? Do you immediately go out and buy a new welcome mat? Well, I do all these… Continue reading Creating a Home You Love (Use Your Words)

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Transitioning Into a New Season

Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Bright sunlight flooding through the windows, warm breezes, a plethora of pollen (ah-choo!) and a general sense of ease as the days grow longer. It's sneaky, this shoulder season between winter and summer. Here in the PNW we can reach a high of 70 one… Continue reading Transitioning Into a New Season

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Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

It's been a wild few weeks, hasn't it? I'm amazed at how so many of us have been able to turn on a dime to change our entire routines. Homeschooling kids? Yep. Kids home from college and studying too? Husband ditching the commute and working from home? The new normal. We are blessed, I know… Continue reading Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

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10 Tips for Dealing With Sentimental Clutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 12

Ohhh, this is a tough one and it hits very close to home for me. I have always been sentimental about stuff and things. I was a collector of dolls, model horses and other tchotchkes as a child. Does anyone remember the dolls with the giant dresses and made-up faces with fancy hair and hats?… Continue reading 10 Tips for Dealing With Sentimental Clutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 12

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Share Your Progress Home Organization Challenge-Day 11

Did you participate in the One-Hour Family-Time Declutter yesterday? How did it go for you? I did participate, although I decided not to press my son into action as he both cleaned his room and did his laundry. I considered that participation without my notion of a time limit. Listen, you do what works, right?… Continue reading Share Your Progress Home Organization Challenge-Day 11

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One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 10

At the time of writing this, it's a holiday. Kids are out of school and so many folks have the day off. If you aren't road-tripping or skiing, what are you doing? It's a great day to round up your family members for a One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter session. How does it work? Let me tell… Continue reading One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 10

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Home Organization Challenge-Day 9 The Storage Baskets You’ll Use Again and Again AND 10 Ways to Use Them

So, my husband and I had a date night last night. Long gone are the days of wine and roses, late night movies and romantic walks through the city. Sometimes we pull off something more fun, but many times now we share a plate of nachos at our favorite cantina and then zip across town… Continue reading Home Organization Challenge-Day 9 The Storage Baskets You’ll Use Again and Again AND 10 Ways to Use Them

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Home Organization Challenge-Day 4 Finding Motivation to Clean and Declutter

How's it going out there? Are you gaining a little decluttering momentum? Today I want to offer up a few ways to trick yourself into getting some cleaning or decluttering done, even when you lack the motivation. We've all been there, sitting on the couch, casting about for any excuse not to clean and declutter.… Continue reading Home Organization Challenge-Day 4 Finding Motivation to Clean and Declutter