Simplifying Your Next Yard Sale

This weekend, I spent most of Saturday at a yard sale with some more stuff that I've decluttered from my kitchen, girls' clothes and toys. Unfortunately, the yard sale itself didn't go nearly as well as we had expected. We got less than half the traffic we did last year, and the people who did…

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Reader Question: Organizing Bath Toys

Last week I received an email from Nikki wondering if I had any suggestions for organizing bath toys. I promised her an answer this week, and I wanted to share it here in case anyone else is wondering the same thing. I hope you all will have some suggestions to add as well! Before my…

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Question of the Day: Do You Clean Before You Leave for Vacation?

The weekend before last we spent the weekend at the beach, and as I was running around before we left, cleaning and preparing for our return, I thought this would make a perfect question of the day. So here it is: What do you do to prepare for your return from vacation before you leave?…

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Quick Tip: Reuse Small Containers for Convenience

The other day, Tanna at Complete Organizing Solutions mentioned that Play-Doh is a summer sanity saver. I couldn't agree more, and it's an activity we pull out almost every week. I know that many people make their own Play-Doh, but I'll admit we prefer the convenience and even the texture and classic smell of regular…

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Question of the Day: How Often Do Your Reorganize?

Last week, I was straining to reach some books on a higher shelf in one of our kitchen garage cabinets when I realized that stretching to reach those books several times a week frustrates me. It's not a huge frustration or anything, just a nagging feeling whenever I know I need to get to one…

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Creative Strategies for Organizing Outdoor Toys

Wow, y'all had some creative and frugal ideas for organizing outdoor toys, and I wanted to highlight a few of those here: 1. Hanging milk crates. Just recently got so tired of toys all over my backyard that I found three old milk crates and hung them on the fence. It cost be about $6.00.…

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Organizing Your Budget with the Envelope System

The following guest post is from Julia at The Frugal Find: This envelope system isn’t new. I'm not the genius who created it – and yes, that person WAS a genius – but I believe this system will transform your financial situation. Envelope Budget 101 My #1 tip is to use cash only and always.…

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Question of the Day: What Essentials Do You Keep In Your Car?

Summer schedules often include more time spent on the road, whether it's a weekend road trip or just a day at the local pool or park. With all this extra time spent in the car, it's good to be prepared for life's little emergencies – being stuck in traffic at dinner time, a potty accident…

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Coordinating Outfits Revisited

This is probably a bit off-topic, but I was fascinated by the response to my question about dressing children in coordinated outfits, and I wanted to share more about what I meant by coordinating (okay, and maybe I wanted to show off my cute girls too!). Actually, I'm going to borrow from Angie's comment, because…

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Ready-To-Go Arts & Crafts Boxes

I had originally planned to share this on my very neglected mommy blog, but I figured it might be more fitting here as many of us look for ways to organize and make the most of summer schedules and all the extra play time this season brings! Combatting Summer Boredom with Arts & Crafts I've…

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