How I Remember to Return

The following post is from Andrea of AndreaDekker.com: I'm always an advocate for borrowing something versus buying something whenever possible. Not only do we save money by borrowing, we also save so much space in our home by not storing things we don't need on a regular basis. Plus, I personally feel like borrowing (and…

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3 Things You Can Skip Buying for a New Baby

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Our second child arrived in January. We are in the throes of soft newborn snuggles and middle of the night feedings. It is a wonderful time, and I'm relishing these early days. The dark circles under my eyes will fade, but these first weeks and…

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Why I Gave Up Organizing…and You Should Too

The following guest post is from Dana White of A Slob Comes Clean: I always assumed that once I grew up, I'd be organized. In high school (as I used my full body weight to shove my locker closed), in college (as I searched through a sea of paper on my dorm-room desk), and in…

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7 Ways to Stay Organized All Year Long

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: Most of us make goals or resolutions at some point in our lives, whether or not it's at the beginning of the new year doesn't really matter. But, many of us seem to do it at the start of the new year. If you are like…

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90 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Are you getting complaints that you're impossible to buy for since you de-clutterred your home and possessions? Or do you have a simple living enthusiast in your life that you're struggling to find a gift for? Here is a list of 90 clutter-free gifts to…

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5 Quick & Simple Tips for a Clutter-Free Home

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: Clutter is a seven letter word in our home. It's one of the things I work hard to eliminate. Here are a few things that I've done to help keep my clutter from taking over. 1. I have a strict "one in one out" rule.…

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In Defense of a Small Home Library

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: The most contentious area to simplify or minimize in a home? Books. Nothing has raised hackles or eyebrows more than our decision to reduce our home library from a few hundred titles to a few dozen. While radically de-cluttering our home I boxed up most…

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Why Simple Is So Much Work

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Mandi set a blistering pace with her Simplifying for Fall Challenge in August. I followed along, even got a head start the week before, and it still took me two weeks to simplify a half dozen areas of our home. Simplifying my home, schedule and…

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Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life
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Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: It seems like such a small thing and such an innocuous item to have in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer. Juice. I grew up with juice. I drank orange juice and lemonade. My mother bought the frozen concentrate cans and mixed it up in pitchers.…

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