Join Us for a Party…A Spring Cleaning Party, That Is!

Tsh at Simple Mom will be hosting a Spring Cleaning Party the first two weeks of May, and if you're looking for some motivation to declutter, organize and clean your home, be sure to head over for all the details on how you can participate as well as to purchase a copy of her ebook,…

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The Importance of a Routine

If you read many organizational or home management blogs, chances are you've seen this topic covered before. The reason it's covered so often, of course, is that it works! Having a routine in place, which is different than a rigid schedule, gives everyone in your home an idea of what to expect and when to…

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10 Home Office Organizing Tips from Peter Walsh

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of reviewing Office Max's new [IN]PLACE System by Peter Walsh (yes, the Peter Walsh, as seen on Clean Sweep and Oprah) and attending an exclusive webcast where Peter answered our questions and shared tips for getting organized. Here are the top 10 tips I took away…

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Question of the Day: How Do You Handle Lack of Motivation?

I suppose I could make this a poll, but I'd rather hear from you in the comments, and I've posted my response to get the conversation rolling (so please don't leave me hanging!)... How do you handle those days when you just can't seem to get motivated? Do you push through and go about your…

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10 Things to Do with a Brother Labeler

I received a Brother P-Touch (PT-1280) labeler a few weeks ago, and I'm having so much fun labeling everything in our house. And even better, I can finally keep my kids' names straight! Kidding, kidding... Seriously, though, I have been focused on relabeling my storage bins and arts & crafts containers (and they look so…

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Quick Tip: Where Do You Do Your Best Thinking?

Tara from Deal Seeking Mom and I have been joking for years that all of our best ideas come to us in the shower. Maybe it's because that's the only time that there are no little people vying for our attention! It turns out we're not the only ones, and Jeri recently shared some options…

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Simple Menu Plans: Considering Your Options

Today we're going to look at three different menu planning systems. Remember, the idea here is not to just pick the prettiest or the simplest or the niftiest – although you should consider all of those things – but to think through which features of each system will work best for your needs so that…

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Decorating to Declutter: Wall Organizers and Calendars

The following guest post is from Shaina at Food for My Family. A little over a year ago I became obsessed with getting my mail off the counter in my kitchen. Mail had been collecting on the corner of the kitchen counter top since the day we moved in. Not only is it annoying in…

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Simple Menu Plans: Week of 3/30

When it comes to menu planning, I prefer to just make a list of meal ideas for the week (and I always include breakfast and lunch as well) and then grocery shop according to the list without specific days in mind. I appreciate the flexibility that this system gives me, but I'll admit it has…

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Simple Menu Plans: Thinking Through Your Needs

I'm so excited about this Weekly Hot Spot, and I can't wait to get input from each of you on the role menu planning plays in your home. This will definitely be a meaty week (no pun intended!), as there are dozens and dozens and dozens of great posts across the blogosphere dealing with menu…

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