Organize Your Garage: Top Hacks for Keeping It Clean

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It's easy to organize your garage when it's empty!

Share this: Perhaps you’ve read my previous post on things you could toss from your garage (or other favorite personal dumping-ground) NOW. And you’re ready to make the most of your newfound space, so it stays neat for more than two seconds. So it’s time for a post on my favorite hacks to organize your garage. While… Continue reading Organize Your Garage: Top Hacks for Keeping It Clean




Ten Things to Purge From Your Garage NOW

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10 things to purge from your garage NOW

Share this:Spring is nearly here, as my children keep reminding me. Time for some spring cleaning. Or making good on those New Year’s resolutions to clear out the clutter. Either way, here are ten things to purge from your garage NOW. If you don’t have a “garage,” substitute “attic” or “basement” or “junk closet” – wherever you stuff… Continue reading Ten Things to Purge From Your Garage NOW




Baby in a Small Space: Five Hacks to Save Room (and Money!)

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Share this:It’s a fact of life. As the crowded image above suggests, baby gear takes up a LOT of space. So how do you manage a baby in a SMALL space? We were facing this prospect when I was pregnant with Kimmie, and my husband and I were still living in his bachelor pad. We… Continue reading Baby in a Small Space: Five Hacks to Save Room (and Money!)




Laundry Hacks I Love: 15 Laundry-Room Must-Haves

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Share this:Or laundry-routine must-haves, if your laundry “room” is the nearest laundromat. These laundry hacks have saved my clothes more than once over the years. They’ve also helped keep the girls’ fave outfits in the rotation, especially after major mealtime mishaps. Far as I’m concerned, keeping things organized around a home with small children starts in… Continue reading Laundry Hacks I Love: 15 Laundry-Room Must-Haves




Will BuJo Bring Back My Mojo?

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Share this:The ultimate parenting hack, if I could pull it off, would be figuring out how to bring back my mojo. That sense of bigger-picture control over my life that I vaguely recall feeling before Kimmie was born. In other words, the Ability To Get Things Done that I had before becoming a parent. Memo to… Continue reading Will BuJo Bring Back My Mojo?




It’s Spring Cleaning Time: A Shout-Out From The Trenches

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Share this:Hey there, peeps! How goes your spring? You may have noticed I’ve been kinda quiet of late. It’s not on purpose – but life has been filled with my own form of spring cleaning. My mother has held many jobs in her life, both as a working professional and a professional volunteer. Yet at… Continue reading It’s Spring Cleaning Time: A Shout-Out From The Trenches




Teach Your Kids Responsibility: Ten Super Hacks

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Share this:Do you always feel overburdened? As if you’ve got too much on your plate, because responsibility for the entire world somehow landed on your shoulders? Would you like to free up a few brain cells for something else? If so, then it’s high time you turn over some of that responsibility to your kiddos.… Continue reading Teach Your Kids Responsibility: Ten Super Hacks




Do you need NO November?

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Share this:So it’s days from Halloween last week, and I’m dashing out to bulk up our candy supplies for trick-or-treating. Just one problem, though: I had a hard time finding the Halloween candy, thanks to all the Christmas displays already out in full force. Funny, I had the same problem when finishing back-to-school shopping –… Continue reading Do you need NO November?




Considering a Consignment Sale Event? Six Tips to Help You Cash In Big

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Share this:So you’re overwhelmed by the amount of baby stuff still cluttering your basement – and your “baby” is now in preschool. Or you’ve tried the consignment store route and found the results disappointing. Or you’ve read my other two posts on offloading baby stuff – on the upsides of the store route and the… Continue reading Considering a Consignment Sale Event? Six Tips to Help You Cash In Big




Less is More, Three Months In: An Update on the New Tidy

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Share this:Kimmie spent most of last week home from school with a fever. Although her appetite for food was way down, and her appetite for sleep was way up, she was otherwise her happy, normal self. So afternoons involved lots of napping and movies, and mornings when Essie was in school quickly became lots of… Continue reading Less is More, Three Months In: An Update on the New Tidy




Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving

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Share this:When I was discussing a draft of my shelving post with my friend and fellow blogger Liz Ellsworth, she asked what my favorite DIY shelving project was. That’s easy: any closet I’ve customized. There have been quite a few now, starting with the fixer-upper condo that was my first venture into homeownership. I’ve always… Continue reading Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving




Lessons Learned from Baby Consignment Stores

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Share this:You may have already read my other post about my first forays into the world of cashing in on old baby gear through brick-and-mortar consignment stores. For a while, this system worked reasonably well for me. I offloaded lots of baby clothes and outgrown toys, and made enough money that I was able to… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Baby Consignment Stores




DIY Shelf Installation: Helpful Tips To Make Your First Project Easier

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Share this:There’s nothing like a mama with her power tools. If you haven’t yet discovered the thrill of holding that cordless screwdriver in your hands, or of looking with pride at the finished result of your handiwork, trust me – it’s liberating to know that you can take care of yourself in this regard. I… Continue reading DIY Shelf Installation: Helpful Tips To Make Your First Project Easier




Thinking About Consignment? Five Tips to Help You Decide

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Share this:Anyone who’s been a parent for any length of time has probably faced the eternal dilemma of modern parenting: how to keep from drowning under all that baby stuff, toddler gear, and related parenting paraphernalia you are no longer using. At some point, containing the clutter and organizing your abode simply isn’t enough; it’s… Continue reading Thinking About Consignment? Five Tips to Help You Decide




Need More Storage Space? Try Looking Up

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Share this:The New Year is here; perhaps you’re cleaning house as part of some New Year’s resolution. If so, or even if you’re still just dealing with the aftermath of holiday gift-giving, you may be on the hunt for more (or better) storage in your home. If you feel stuck when it comes to adding… Continue reading Need More Storage Space? Try Looking Up




Five Smart Ideas for Mindful Downsizing

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Share this:How’d you do on your New Year’s resolutions last year? My New Year’s goal for last year is still an ongoing effort, but remembering to use the Calm Mommy voice when I want my kids to cooperate is becoming more second-nature. My goals for this year center around being more mindful each day, saving… Continue reading Five Smart Ideas for Mindful Downsizing




Less Is More: Three Ways We’re Cutting Back and Living Better This Holiday Season

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Share this:Even though the first week of December was rainy and dreary in our neck of the woods, the girls and I have had a super start to our month. Part of the credit goes to the fact that I’ve made some very conscious decisions to simplify our lives, both for the holiday season and… Continue reading Less Is More: Three Ways We’re Cutting Back and Living Better This Holiday Season




A Cleaner Kitchen With Little Eaters

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Share this:So life’s been insanely busy these past few weeks. Something I’m sure none of you can relate to. Too busy to vacuum the kitchen floor – which is, let’s face it, not my favorite activity anyway. (Funny how dust allergies can do that to a gal.) But that doesn’t stop my enthusiastic eaters from… Continue reading A Cleaner Kitchen With Little Eaters




The Organized Home with Kids: Why Baskets Rock

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Share this:As I mentioned in a recent post, I adore baskets. Baskets were a part of my life before I became a mom, but in retrospect, I think my pre-parenthood self was only scratching the surface of their full potential. While I love an organized home, getting mine to that state is a constant, ongoing… Continue reading The Organized Home with Kids: Why Baskets Rock




The Functional Home: Stay Organized and Clean, Even with Baby and Kid Stuff

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Share this:First, a confession: Much as I might wish otherwise, much as I might aspire to live differently, my home does NOT look like a photo spread in Better Homes and Gardens. It’s a constant work-in-progress. And while I like to think I’m always moving forward, the reality is that it feels like an endless… Continue reading The Functional Home: Stay Organized and Clean, Even with Baby and Kid Stuff