Make Your Personal Planner Personal

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Make your personal planner more personal this year. It will serve you better! (This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of those links, I will receive some monetary compensation. Your cost is not affected either way.) Each year about this time, I’m ready for a Do-Over. The summer’s […]

Organizing Books & Other Kid Stuff (Zone Defense)

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Organizing kids books was one of my Zone Defense accomplishments this month. I’m so glad I know what we have now. This post does contain an affiliate link. If you make a purchase through that link, I may receive a small financial compensation. Once again FishPapa saved my bacon when it came to Zone Defense. Last […]

Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

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A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Traveling Equipment

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing our traveling and vacation equipment. (At my boys’ hockey games they play inspirational music during warm-ups and right before a face-off, so here’s a little music to get you going before the […]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized on a Budget

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I’ve struggled over the years with wanting to “organize” all our stuff and get it in nice Pinterest-worthy order. I don’t usually have the inclination or the budget to pull it off. Today Life as MOM contributor Prerna shows us how to organize on a budget. As someone who tries to get the maximum bang […]

Tackling the Living Areas (Zone Defense)

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on the living areas. I have lived in six different homes in my almost nineteen years of marriage. A couple were short-term rentals, but each of the others was a place we wanted […]

Time to Organize the Linen & Laundry Areas

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This month we’ll be organizing the linen and laundry areas on Zone Defense. Last year we went through our homes, room by room, one month at a time, tackling clutter and getting on zone defense. This year, we’re doing it all again. I dunno about you, but my house certainly drifts toward chaos, so it […]

Spring Cleaning the Kitchen (Zone Defense)

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Take a few minutes each day to dejunk and reorganize your kitchen. Not only will you unload unwanted things and reclaim wasted space, you’ll also make cooking much more fun. If it weren’t for you… I’d be a complete wreck. Well, at least my kitchen would be. Thank you for being my accountability on this […]