Tackling the Living Areas (Zone Defense)

zone-defense

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 […]

Keep the Laundry Room Clean! (Zone Defense)

Keeping laundry room clean

THIS makes me happy. It gives me the feeling that at least somewhere in my house is peace and order. Forget the fact that my office is buried in piles. I can just go to the laundry room and gaze on clean surfaces. Since I came up with my new laundry system, the laundry area […]

Kids Can Do Laundry

kids can do laundry

Kids can do laundry. Here’s how it’s working at our house. Early one morning as we lay in bed, still waking up, I heard the girls giggling and running to the laundry room which is next to our room. FishChick6 came into our room to grab a chair. “What are you doing?” hubby called. “I’m […]

Time to Organize the Linen & Laundry Areas

laundry room before

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 […]

What Does Organized Feel Like?

what does organized feel like

Being organized doesn’t mean having everything perfectly in order. But, it can help you get on your game. Last week as I was catching up on my Google reader, I saw an update from my friend, Jules: I started feeling really sick on Monday, so it was with great pleasure that I grabbed one of Jessica‘s […]

Spring Cleaning the Kitchen (Zone Defense)

spring cleaning kitchen

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 […]

Time to Reorganize the Kitchen

little girl canning in her kitchen

Time to tackle our zone of the month: getting the kitchen reorganized. Chances are you spend a fair amount of time in your kitchen, be it cooking, eating, or washing dishes. Unless you’re super organized, it’s easy for all those cupboards and drawers to fall into a mishmash of chaos. At least that’s what happens […]

Are You Putting Too Much on Your Plate?

turkey plate

If you cram too much on your plate, you might get a stomachache. Wise decision making is necessary on the buffet line — and in real life. Sometimes we act like life is Thanksgiving Dinner. We’re so worried that we’ll miss an opportunity that we heap things on. We fill our plates full and hope […]