Earth Day Repurposing: 101 Ways to Reuse Your Trash

  If you visited my house, you might wonder why I have an old sock hanging on top of my toilet scrub brush in the bathroom. Of course, after reading this, you won't have to ask....I've been collecting all the crazy ways I reuse items that most people would toss or recycle for over two…

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Chores & Allowance Revisited {Plus a Printable Time Card for Kids!}

I've shared our philosophy about chores and allowance in the past, but I thought I would revisit the topic now that I'm the mom of three -- soon to be four! -- elementary-age kids and not a whole slew of preschoolers. For us, chores and allowance offer opportunities to teach the girls about responsibility, teamwork,…

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Read more about the article A Baggie Here, a Baggie There (& How to Store Toys that Drive You Nuts!)
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A Baggie Here, a Baggie There (& How to Store Toys that Drive You Nuts!)

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: A Baggie Here, a Baggie There Sometimes the easiest things are still worth mentioning. I was watching my husband peel the biggest plastic bag you ever did see off a new mattress today and thinking about my modest little pile of “plastic bags to reuse so…

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A Helpful Guide to Owning Fewer Toys

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Toys. Sometimes, they feel like they are everywhere. And with the holidays right around the corner, that feeling is likely going to be around awhile. Unless, of course, we do something about it. Just to be clear, although we have taken a number of steps to reduce the…

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Printable Labels for Books, Toys, School Supplies + More

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Get organized and keep track of your stuff with these fun labels in a variety of designs. Whether you're looking for a generic "property of" label or specifically for book labels, we've got you covered. These print on Avery Mailing Label 8163 (or…

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Organizing and Decluttering Children’s Toys: The Ultimate Guide

In the wake of Christmas or "birthday month" in September (when three of our girls celebrate their birthdays in three weeks), I wonder if I'm ever going to get around to organizing and decluttering the toys and putting them away. They are showered with gifts from two aunts, three sets of grandparents, and several sets of…

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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. I 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 about $6.00.…

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