How I Updated Our Emergency Supplies this Month

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Having emergency supplies on hand can be an important life-saving technique. It can help you and your family weather a difficult time. After years of worrying about earthquakes and other natural disasters, I finally established an emergency supply kit in our garage and created 24-hour go bags for the kids. While we haven’t had to use any […]

Bathroom Maintenance Tips and Tricks

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Are you on Zone Defense this year? Once you get your bathroom decluttered, consider these tips for regular bathroom maintenance. It wasn’t too long ago that I shared with you my latest push goal: to get our household systems more or less in better working order. It didn’t happen in July as I had originally intended […]

Cleaning My Kids’ Rooms Again

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Cleaning my kids’ rooms isn’t my job, but my helping them makes the process smoother and happier for everyone. Here’s how we dejunked their rooms recently. Though sweat and dust aren’t my favorites in the summer, I undertook both this month, cleaning my kids’ rooms. You’ll remember that we gutted the kids rooms this last October and did a […]

Organizing Homeschool Books

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Get your home school ready for fall by organizing homeschool books now. Avoid overbuying or falling behind by knowing where everything is. Every once in awhile, I’ll buy a book that I already own. Usually it’s a book that I’ve been meaning to read and haven’t gotten to and yes, every once in awhile it’s a school book. […]

Organize the Laundry Space

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This month I took time to organize the laundry space. It makes it so much easier and more efficient to do laundry now that it’s shipshape. Taking the time to organize the laundry space almost always proves to be worth the investment. Not only do I create a pretty work place, but I also find […]

Organizing the Kitchen

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Organizing the kitchen can save you time and money, reduce waste, and help enjoy your home life more. Follow these tips for putting some order in the kitchen. Organizing the kitchen sometimes feels like a never-ending task. There’s so much activity there, and your work can often get undone, particularly if your helpers aren’t paying attention […]

Zone Defense Challenge: Your Clothes

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It’s time to tackle your clothes! Makes sense of what you have so that you always feel put together. I’m here to help you with the Zone Defense Challenge. Does your closet need help? Like mine does? Do you need a pep talk to get in the game and deal with the clothes that don’t […]

Let’s Play Clean Up the Rooms

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Ready to clean up the rooms? Dejunk? Organize? Get your act together? I’ve got a plan. When I was in preschool, forty years ago, we played this game about fifteen minutes before our parents came to get us. It even had a song to go with. Clean up the room. Clean up the room. Everybody, […]