Take the Arm & Hammer Challenge: Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Gel Laundry Detergent

I’m participating in The Switch & Save Challenge, trying a variety of Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you! This month, I had the opportunity to try Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Gel Laundry Detergent, which includes not only Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (of course!) but also OxiClean to tackle…

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The 2011 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Printable Cheat Sheet

The Dirty Dozen is a list published by the Environmental Working Group that prioritizes the fruits and veggies that you should buy organic because of their high levels of pesticide residue. Even they stress the importance of eating lots of fruits and veggies -- organic or not -- but if you can only afford to…

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How to Stage Your Home for Living

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Last month, we put a "For Sale" sign in our front yard. Within 24 hours, it was under contract. This remarkable turn of events was most certainly due to a number of factors: a tighter-than-elsewhere housing market, a beautiful lot, a charming home... not to mention…

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5 Simple Ways To Bring Spring Into Your Kitchen

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life and The Casabella Project: Spring inspires me. Doesn't it inspire you?  The new life, bright colors, and fresh breezes are like medicine to my soul after the dreariness of winter. And since I can't spend every single minute outside, I created a few simple ways to…

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Free Warranty, Car Maintenance & Utility Printables for Your Home Management Notebook

I'm excited to release three new printables today -- a utilities tracker, a warranty tracker and a car maintenance tracker. Add them to your home management notebook, file them with your warranties or utility bills or keep the car maintenance log in the glove box of your car so that you have all of the…

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Quick Tip: A Simple Solution for Plastic Grocery Store Bags

I learned this little trick in the 7th grade from Mrs. Riley, the headmistress at our school, and it's one I still use today. We use reusable shopping bags when we remember them, and we take a lot of the plastic bags back to Wal-Mart to be recycled, but we also like to keep some…

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Quick Tip: Using Your Laundry Basket Around Your Home

The following guest post is from Marci at Overcoming Busy: I have a secret weapon to fight clutter at my house. You probably have one or two of your own and don’t even know it yet! This weapon is so powerful I can use it in any room and it can give an almost instant…

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7 Quick Tips for Organizing Socks

As I'm putting the finishing touches on my ebook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too -- all about being a mother and pursuing your own passions -- I'm reposting some of my favorite posts from the archives! If you want to be notified when the ebook is ready, just submit your email…

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Setting Goals for Yourself as a Home Manager

We've talked about evaluating your performance as a home manager in the past, and I hope that you started by identifying your strengths, because it can be discouraging to only think about the areas that need improvement. In fact, maybe we should have added another question to the list: What do you know you would be…

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Keep Track of Items You Loan Out

Books. Maternity clothes. Baby gear. Homeschool curriculum. Camping gear. And more. What do these things have in common? They're all items you might loan to others. And if you're especially generous, you might have many things on loan at the same time! I've put together this simple things on loan printable for your home management…

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