Cleaning

3 Ways to Avoid Decluttering Burnout

Decluttering burnout is a real thing.  It’s a major lifestyle change and that can bring a lot of feelings up in your life.  Congratulations on making the decision to declutter and make your personal life one of minimalism and simplicity!  It will bring you a sense of freedom and calm, but it is a major […] Read more…

Six Benefits of Embracing Minimalism in Your Life

Today we’re talking about minimalism and how it can help your life. Think back to your childhood: Did you need a bunch of stuff to be happy or could you find happiness in a pile of library books, a single bag of building blocks, or adventuring on your bike until the sun went down? That’s […] Read more…

Keep your messy home tidy

3 Simple Ways To Keep Your Messy Home Tidy

I had a turning point when it came to learning to keep my messy home tidy.  It was one of those light bulb moments that affected my entire life going forward.  People can TELL you things until the cows come home, but sometimes you need someone to SHOW you the difference. The Year Everything Changed […] Read more…

Where to Start with a Messy House

It’s the #1 question from people who feel like organizing is their next best step.  Where to start when you have a very messy house.  Where’s the BEST place to start?  Today I’m going to answer that, and give you a few tips in finding the motivation get going.  It doesn’t sound like it — […] Read more…

Listing Your House for Sale

Listing Your House for Sale When It’s Messy

It’s taken me 30 years and about 10 different moves before I learned all the secrets of listing your house for sale.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a boatload of work to do, especially if your house is super cluttered and messy.  But if you get a higher selling price you could potentially be earning […] Read more…

Household Clutter

6 Tips on How to Control Your Household Clutter

Household clutter has a way of sneaking up on us throughout the year. The insidious creep of clutter is usually so slow that we don’t realize how bad it is until there is so much clutter that you can no longer ignore the problem. Let’s take back our homes with these easy tips for controlling […] Read more…

How to Clean Every Type of Floor in Your Home

Maybe it’s finally spring and it’s time to get everything cleaned up or perhaps you are just fed up with having dull and listless looking flooring, but whatever it is, you can brighten up every type of floor with just a few quick and easy steps. Heart your hardwoods   While deceptively easy to keep […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

Kitchen reveal - our brand new painted oak cabinets. It's gorgeous and was easier than you'd think.

Kitchen Reveal – Painted Oak Cabinets

Sooooo, we’ve been mucking around all summer with a kitchen remodel.  We’ve been poking around for like a year looking at painted oak cabinets, but it’s a big change, and an expensive one.  But we’ve had these old 70’s style golden oak cabinets in our kitchen for a decade and they weren’t very nice. This […] Read more…

7 Ways to Make Your House SELF CLEANING

I don’t know about you, but I HATE cleaning!  Anytime there is the slightest chance that I could do LESS of it, I am all over it! So, I’ve been doing a little research on the topic and I’ve discovered not one, but SEVEN different ways you can keep your house cleaner by actually doing […] Read more…

Daily Clutter Maintenance

Secrets to Easy Daily Clutter Maintenance

Clutter is one of the one of the biggest challenges in keeping your home looking nice.  It can get out of control SO quickly and then you’re up to your neck in dishes, mail, shoes, newspapers, backpacks, etc.   If you can just get this one very simple clutter habit under control, you would be […] Read more…

How Your Perfectionism Hurts Your Family

I hear from a lot of women who set up unrealistic standards of perfectionism for their homes and themselves.  I’ve heard all the variations of it, my towels have to be folded a certain way, or only *I* can load the dishwasher the right way, or even a right way to vacuum so that the […] Read more…

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