Stress-free fall cleaning

I don't know what it is exactly about the approach of a new season that makes me want to clean and organize, but it happens every time. Each spring as I throw open the windows, I begin to purge and organized, and I get the same irresistible urge just months later as we march toward…

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Simplifying for Fall: Family Room and Entry Way {Day 7}

Today's a bonus day for the Simplify for Fall Challenge -- since I originally left these rooms off my list! -- and we're tackling the family room and entryway! Our family room is fairly small and doesn't have a lot of storage, so it's an easy room for me to clean and organize -- although…

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Simplifying for Fall: Routines and Schedules {Day 6}

Today's Day 6 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling routines and schedules for the fall! By the way, I completely left the family/living room and entryway off my schedule, so we'll be hitting those areas on Monday! Fall typically represents a slower schedule for our family -- compared to the busyness of…

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Simplifying for Fall: Bedrooms and Bathrooms {Day 4}

Today's Day 4 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling the bedrooms and bathrooms! Let's start with a confession: I think I overestimated my ability to get things done this week. Not only am I coming off the high-stress week with last week's ebook launch, but I still have some work to do,…

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Reminder: The Simplify for Fall Challenge Starts on 8/19!

The¬†Simplify for Fall Challenge starts in just 10 days...are you game?! Join me as I tackle my entire home in six days to get control of our trouble spots, declutter and organize. Not only will I be live blogging my progress each day, but I'll also be sharing my progress on Pinterest and Instagram, and…

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Announcing the Simplify for Fall Challenge {8/20-8/25}

Have you ever read Joshua at Becoming Minimalist's story? He tells of a weekend he spent cleaning out his garage and how he was simply fed up with the amount of time he spent managing his stuff. I've been feeling a lot like that this summer (not just about stuff, but about our family's routines…

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Fall Cleaning Your Home to Welcome Autumn

While spring cleaning is a more popular term, the end of summer and return of the regular school year routine make Autumn a popular time for "fall cleaning" as well. This week we're going to be talking about a few ways you can "fall clean", not just in your home, but in your life as…

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List of Ingredients to Avoid in Cleaning Products

Last week we talked about ingredients to avoid in the food we eat, but one of the first green changes I actually made was to switch to homemade cleaners. I mostly did it because I'm cheap (some people are frugal, but really, I'm just cheap), but as I've learned more about the harmful effects of…

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