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Zone Defense Check-in: Your Personal Space

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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 […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Personal Space

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Time to tackle clutter and disorganization. First play: your personal space. So, you ready to get in the game? Last week we talked about tackling clutter and getting a game plan in action for organizing our homes. If you’ll remember, I reminded you to print out the Zone Defense worksheets to help you analyze your […]

Time to Get on Zone Defense

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Is it hard to find things in your house? Do you open a closet and cringe? Do you wish your housekeeping chores were just a little simpler and easier? Well, you’re not alone, sister. I’m there, too. Every January I get a little burst of energy to set things to rights. Hubs has been reorganizing […]

Prepare for an Emergency (Zone Defense)

Emergency Preparedness

While we can’t be fully prepared for everything that could happen, there are plenty of things that we can do to make life a little more comfortable in the case of an emergency. Over the weekend, our power went out in the middle of the night. It was a beastly hot night, and since we […]

Are You on Zone Defense?

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Some folks just intuitively keep their homes spotless. That would not be me. I try, though. I usually have the living areas picked up. Thursday, however, was a crazy day. I was prepping for a photo shoot that involved a professional photog, SIX kids, and food. There was clothes and ingredients and equipment to pack […]

Cleaning and Decluttering the Bathrooms (Zone Defense)

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I hope you haven’t forgotten Zone Defense! This year, we’re going through our homes, zone-by-zone, tackling different areas of home life. This post originally appeared on August 28, 2012. It’s back as a reminder to get to the bathroom and make it spiffy. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers some tips to get you going on […]

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 […]

Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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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 all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]