Laundry Stain Removal Basics

The following is a guest post from Taylor at Stain-Removal-101.com and Household Management 101: As the Mommy to three young children, I inevitably find stains on the clothes whenever I do laundry. In the past, I would just grab a commercial stain remover, spray it on and hope for the best no matter what the…

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Organizing Children’s Books

The following is a guest post from Marcy Tate of Networx: Organizing Children’s Books Getting my children's books organized has always been a challenge for me. No matter what I do or how involved I get my kids, many of their books end up on the floor or not in the order we created. This…

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The Dangers of Multitasking and Losing Your Focus

After the recent New York Times article about distracted drivers, I've read quite a few articles and posts about multitasking that have really made me consider some of my own habits. Although I've talked in the past about the importance of focus and setting aside time to work without distractions, I've been guilty of distracting…

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Organizing Christmas Decorations: A Step-by-Step Plan

This series was first run last year. I'm updating and reposting it now so that you have time to think through your needs and make an organizing plan before you begin packing away your Christmas decorations. Taking the time to organize your ornaments and other decor really does make a huge difference when it's time…

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Organizing Christmas Decorations: Storing Decorations and Ornaments

This series was first run last year. I'm updating and reposting it now so that you have time to think through your needs and make a plan before you begin packing and storing away your Christmas decorations. Taking the time to organize your ornaments and other decor really does make a huge difference when it's…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Baking

Today is day nine in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Baking Holiday baking is yet another aspect of Christmas that I love. I'm not a great cook, but I make some pretty yummy baked goods, and I love to make cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and other treats for friends, families, neighbors,…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Christmas Cards

Today is day seven in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. l love receiving Christmas cards in the mail, especially those with updated family pictures. We hang ours along the garland on our staircase, and it becomes just one more reminder that Christmas is about people not stuff! Whether you…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Shopping

Today is day five in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Today we discuss on to make Christmas shopping easier. There is nothing quite like heading to the mall on Christmas Eve to watch as people scurry in and out of stores in search of the perfect gift while the…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling

Today is day two in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling Money and budgets may be thought of as the main sources of stress during the holidays, but Christmas calendars and schedules are at least equally responsible! Trying to balance family time and social obligations, shopping and making gifts,…

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