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HOME 101

Discover the secrets to modern homemaking. From cleaning & de-cluttering to meal planning & time management, keeping your home running smoothly doesn’t have to be a chore.  Here you’ll find tips, tricks, & advice for getting your home in order, getting rid of excess stuff, meal planning, DIY, decorating, gardening, party planning & much more.

Why I Took My Kids Toys Away: 6 Years Later

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

Six years I inadvertently ignited a firestorm when I took all my kids toys away, then wrote a blog post about what happened next–and why is was one of the best things we ever did for our family. Six years later, the topic is as controversial as ever, but follow-up post addresses all the questions brought up by that still-heated post, as well as where we are at as a family now. A must read!

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It’s Back! Get Your 2018 Holiday Planner FREE for a Limited Time!

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

Longing for a holiday filled with peace, love & joy (and a whole lot LESS stress?) Our annual Living Well Spending Less Holiday planner™ is back and better than ever before. Use it to focus your priorities, set your holiday budget, organize your schedule, prepare your gift list, and plan your menu. It’s an amazing resource, one that might just change everything for you this year. And it’s FREE, but only for a limited time. Grab it now while you can!

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There Are Two Types of People —Which One Are You?

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

I’ve heard it said that there are two types of people in the world—those who set goals and go after them, and those who just sit at home and let life pass them by. And while there might be something to that, I don’t think it is quite that simple—especially for women! What if there was a way to truly “go after it,” and still keep track of all those other things that had to be done too, to set and accomplish BIG goals without losing sight of the little things?

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Achieving Isn’t Everything: 5 Things I Learned from Tasha Agruso

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

Are you following your passions in life? In this episode of the Do It Scared ™Podcast, Ruth talks with Tasha Agruso about how she quit her job as a successful trial lawyer to become a full-time design blogger. You’ll learn that no matter how far you’ve gone down one path in your life, it’s never too late to find a new one. Tune in to be inspired to create your own best life!

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Surviving the Messy Middle: How to Get Refocused When You’ve Gone Off Track

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

Summer is here, the kids are home from school, and for many of us, this is the time a year where it feels like everything pretty much falls apart. Our routine gets all out of whack and our best intentions go right down the drain. It can be tempting to call it a day, to ask ourselves, “what’s the point?” Here are some ideas on how to survive the “messy middle”!

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10 Must Have Essential Oils for Your Medicine Cabinet

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

If we’re being completely honest, we were more than a little skeptical about essential oils for a long time. It was hard to buy into all the hype … until we tried them. Then we were hooked, and knowing there are natural remedies for some of our most common aches, pains, and sniffles is truly exciting. So we’re sharing with you our 10 favorite oils to keep on hand at home.

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How to Stop Drowning in File Cabinet Clutter

Ever feel like your mess has gotten to the point of no return? It might be time to get some help with all that decluttering! Don't miss these three surprising lessons from hiring a professional organizer. Decluttering | Organizing | Hiring a Professional Organizer | Marie Kondo

Bills, receipts, recipes, forms — the paper piles up quickly. If you don’t have a system to take organize it, after a couple of months you could find yourself completely overwhelmed with the mountain of paperwork. If you’re there now (or want to avoid that place altogether) then keep reading to learn how to tackle your file cabinet clutter today and keep it organized in the future.

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