Neat Doctor's Roundup of Simplicity & Organizing Challenges!

Happy New Year!  Every year, being more organized and living a simpler lifestyle tops many lists of goals and resolutions.  Here I round up some of my favorite organizing & simplicity challenges and lists.  Try one, try a few, or perhaps even try them all!...more

Neat Doctor's Roundup of Simplicity & Organizing Challenges!

Happy New Year!  Every year, being more organized and living a simpler lifestyle tops many lists of goals and resolutions.  Here I round up some of my favorite organizing & simplicity challenges and lists.  Try one, try a few, or perhaps even try them all!...more

Five Ways to Take a Retreat as a Telecommuting Mother

I was walking with a fellow telecommuter this week, and we started talking about finding the time to think. Think about what we want out of life, what we want as mothers, wives, telecommuters and the many roles we play. With life moving so fast there is no time, and we end up living mindlessly. Yes, we complete our to-do list but is there a goal or a purpose?...more

How to organize your house for sale

Organizing as part of staging a house for sale is a little different than organizing a space you are planning to stay and live in.  The process is the same – the result you need is where the difference is.For living in a home you need an organization system that allows you and your family to function easily.  When organizing as part of preparing your home for sale you absolutely must de-clutter every space as well as organize what is left behind so enhance the likability of your house for buyers....more

Embracing your inner slob

I like a neat house. I am not the type of person who cannot sleep if the house is messy, but I will make sure to give it a thorough clean on the weekend when I can devote some real time to doing so. When my home is clean, I feel more calm and rested in it....more

Organizing's a B*tch... Until It's Done

Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It's also hard because there are so many layers. You can't just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it's just not possible....more

I am now a List Maker

My husband is super type A. He researches topics and makes lists constantly. If he says he wants to buy something big, it means a 6 month research project is about to happen. In a way, it is nice because we are usually well informed and get great deals. It can also be annoying because when I want something I want it now. During his research he makes pro/con lists, list on brands, lists on needs/wants, lists about everything....more
Heh. We love lists here. You'll fit right in. ;-)more

craft paper punch storage

i combed the interwebs for some sort of a paper punch storage and i came up empty. i found nothing i was very fond of. nothing i was willing to do. i did not want my craft punches out in the open on a shelf or something. i wanted them put away, but very accessible and usable. i moved a few things around in my little IKEA (helmer) drawer carts (mainly i got rid of junk and consolidated a few drawers) and came up with four empty drawers....more

tuesday tutorial {file folders}

tidying up my desk meant i needed a place for the mountains of paperwork that inundate our home on a daily basis. from bills and invitations to school work and school forms needing action....more
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