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Simplify your child’s wardrobe

child getting dressed

How many mornings are spent with a child frantically searching for his “favorite” shirt or her “princess” sandals? How many times are there tears when you are trying to make it out the door?

Or maybe you are trying to dress your preschooler because you are running behind and can’t seem to find anything that matches.

Do you keep pulling out things with stains or holes? Good for

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Clear some clutter– 10 things you can throw away today

10 things you can throw away

Wanna clear some clutter? Here are 10 things you have probably been hanging onto, or they are laying around your house by default.

1. Cans of old paint

We all have those cans of paint in the garage or basement. They’re great for touching up walls when they get chipped or scratched up. If you have repainted however, or you haven’t painted in several years, you

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Finding a laundry routine that works for you

How to catch up and STAY caught up

Reading through the comments on my most popular post with almost 1.5 million views, 10 Habits for a Well-Run Home, I found there was a lot of talk about my suggestion of doing 1 load of laundry daily. Many loved the idea, while others completely balked at it.

Those who did do a load a day found that this is what worked for them. In a larger household with

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7 things you should have done last night

Prepping in the evening for a better morning

By now, everyone is back in school. While many of us are sad, some breathe a deep sigh of relief. Ahhh…

One thing that we ALL dread is that morning rush. The mad frenzy to make sure they have everything they need for the day, and that the kids are fed and dressed. And sending them off on a cheerful note would be nice as well!

A peaceful

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The best way to clean out your closet

messy-closet

Maybe you got new clothes for Christmas. Or maybe you have gained or lost weight over the past few months. Or you recently left your job to stay home so you no longer need all those business clothes.

For whatever reason, your closet is in desperate need of cleaning out.

If you REALLY don’t have time to devote to a full closet clean out, try this

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How to do less laundry

How to do less laundry

I grew up watching (and reading!) Little House on the Prairie. I loved that time period and thought how awesome it would’ve been to live in that era.

Of course, now that I am a grown, married mother, I now know how much work poor Caroline Ingalls and her girls REALLY would have had to do. While I long for the simplicity of that way of living, I do

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10 first steps for a simpler life

Learn to simplify your life

When I surveyed readers, one of the tops subjects women wanted help in was simplifying their lives. Here is a simple post to help you make some progress fast!

10 quick ways to simplify life

1. Turn off notifications. You do not need an email every time someone tweets you. Or follows you. You do not need an email every time someone mentions you on Facebook.

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How many clothes does your child really need?

back to school kids

It has been a tradition for years that new school clothes be bought each fall. I always loved having a new outfit the first few days of school, didn’t you?

Just as with many of our other belongings, we have an overload in the clothing category. For ourselves AND for our children.

What happens when our children have access to too many clothes?

They may have

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