Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

Oh, I am SUCH a slacker. Not only have some of our main living/storage areas gotten really, really bad, but I also failed to post this Zone Defense assignment earlier in the month. Just like the junk that I don’t feel like I have time to put away, this post languished in drafts.

You know this program is all about the blind leading the blind, right?

Everyone who thinks that she’s a horrid housekeeper will get a reality check today. You are not alone! We do a fairly decent job of pick-up several times a day, but my kids (and I) are pretty good at stashing things so that on the outside things LOOK neat and tidy, but inside lurks a mess.

If you’re just tuning in, this is my monthly Zone Defense assignment. I am not one of those spic-and-span housekeepers. There are just not enough hours in the day. While we clean on a daily basis, clutter piles up. It multiplies like fruit flies on a hot summer day.

Zone Defense Check-in: The Laundry and Linen Cupboard

Zone Defense Check-in: The Laundry and Linen Cupboard - On Zone Defense in March, we organized the linen cupboard and laundry areas.

On Zone Defense in March, we organized the linen cupboard and laundry areas. So, here we are at our monthly Zone Defense check-in. If you’re just tuning in, you know that we’re facing off against clutter and disorganization. Time to get this place ship-shape, folks. A few weeks ago I explained my goals for getting […]

Zone Defense: Getting a Laundry Game Plan in Action

Zone Defense: Getting a Laundry Game Plan in Action

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we head to the laundry room to score big. We do a lot of laundry at our house. I think that I’ve counted at least ten regular loads, but probably closer to fourteen in any given week. With six active kids, you can imagine […]

Zone Defense Check-In: The Kitchen

Zone Defense Check-In: The Kitchen

On Zone Defense in February, we set the kitchen to rights. Okay, team, it’s time for the monthly Zone Defense check-in, only 12 days late. Sorry about that ! If you showed up for practice last month, you know that February’s play was to tackle, er, that is, reorganize and dejunk the kitchen. The kitchen, sometimes known […]

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday)

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday) - three simple apps you already have that can help you.

I’ve had my iPhone for about two years now. It was a big leap for me to get one. Previously, I’d owned only free, not-so-smart phones that I upgraded only when the provider was offering me a new FREE phone. It took a lot of convincing to get me to pay even one cent for […]

Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen

Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen - assignment for the month: get the kitchen in shape

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we face off in the kitchen. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support […]

Zone Defense Check-in: Your Personal Space

Zone Defense Check-in: Your Personal Space - a monthly accountability series to help you get your home in order.

Okay, team, it’s time for the monthly Zone Defense check-in. If you showed up for practice a couple weeks ago, you know that this month’s play was to tackle, er, that is, clean up and organize your personal space. This zone is vast, even if your personal space is theoretically small. Consider these areas that […]

Make Your Life as MOM Calm, Peaceful, and Intentional

Make Your Life as MOM Calm, Peaceful, and Intentional - tips and tricks for adding order and peace into your life, for you and your family.

The new year is a chance to hit the restart button. Take some tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna on how to infuse your life in 2014 with calm, peace, and intention. January, the month when the year’s fresh, a clean slate and we’re thinking about resolutions, goals and more to make this year […]