Decluttering

Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all linked topics. Cleaning is useless without the decluttering/organizing steps. Scrubbed clutter still looks messy!

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  To be honest, it’s not my strongest suit, but I’m getting there with a little help.  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 […] 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…

Magazines can be an enormous source of clutter plus a waste of money. What if you just eliminated all of them.

How to Eliminate Magazine Clutter

America has a huge love affair with magazines.  There are thousands of magazines created every month for everything from knitting to golf and every other hobby or interest imaginable.  Most people have at least 5 to 7 magazine subscriptions every month. Makes me crazy because it’s such a waste. Probably millions of pages of print, […] Read more…

Storage Solutions for Dummies

Storage Solutions for Dummies

I was over on Pinterest looking in the storage category to get some ideas for this post. Based on that, I’ve decided the following: These people have a lot of time on their hands and not really all that much stuff. They are much more creative and possibly OCD than I am. They have a […] Read more…

When Your Spouse is a Packrat

        One thing I hear from a lot of my readers is that they have a messy house, but it isn’t their fault.  They are fairly neat and organized themselves, but they have the misfortune to live with someone who is a “collector”, a “packrat” or maybe even someone with mild hoarding tendencies. […] Read more…

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