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school preparation

Your 4-step Plan for Last Minute School Preparation

Oh, my goodness. Where did the summer go? I bet for some of you school preparation is the last thing you want to deal with! Here in Spokane, our summer weather got here late. It doesn’t even feel like we have had

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How to Reduce In Four Easy Steps

It’s spring. And with spring often comes a clean out of some sort. We have been busy here at my home. In January, my husband and I set some goals. One of them is to reduce the number of things

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how to simplify spring cleaning

How To Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Did you know the age-old tradition of Spring Cleaning has both cultural and religious origins? The Washington Post says that back in the 1800’s when homes were lit with oil lamps. that things got pretty greasy and grimy inside the house.

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change of seasons

Change of Seasons Checklist

I don’t know what’s up in your neck of the woods, but here in Spokane, we have had snow, rain, sleet, and sunshine. All in the same week. Maybe even on the same day! I think the whole country might

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10 Steps to Creating and Keeping a Clutter-Free Home Office

Why would a clutter-free home office be more of a challenge than an off-site office? Well, unless you live by yourself or have a lock on your office door, the reasons would include, roommates, kids, spouses, the dog and/or the

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How To Make the Most of Your Tool Storage Space

I am well acquainted with tools. My dad had a boatload of them. There seemed to be a lack of tool storage space in my dad’s garage. HIs garage was kind of a scary place to be, but kind of

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Overwhelmed: Causes and Cures: Doing It All Ourselves

2017 is off to a great start here at the Vanhoff household. We are somewhat overwhelmed here, as we are surrounded by snow and have been for some time now. Most of it is frozen and no longer fun to play

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Bills, Bills, Bills

  How about we make paying bills a little less stressful? How about creating an easy to use bill paying system? Let’s start at the beginning. The beginning being when the mail arrives. I have said it before, and I

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