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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13 Essentials for Your Laundry Area

Some of us have laundry rooms. Some of us have laundry areas. And some of us have neither. If you are without one at this time, this post will still be helpful for your future laundry area.   Here are

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What’s Up in the Packrat World?

packrat noun a ratlike rodent that accumulates a mound of sticks and debris in the nest hole, native to North and Central America. NORTH AMERICAN derogatory – a person who saves unnecessary objects or hoards things. The way I look at it,

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how to be a winner at game organization

How To Be A Winner at Game Organization

  What’s your favorite game to play at home? Do you like to play with the kids? By yourself? With other adults? Can you find your games and game accessories? Do each of your card decks still have 52 cards? Are

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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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Overwhelm | Causes and Cures | Too Much Stuff

Christmas was here no too long ago. Or a birthday. Or a holiday. They all seem to blend together after a while, and the result? Too much stuff, and it’s stuff we often never let go of. I hate to

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Overwhelm: Causes and Cures | Clutter

  Overwhelm. It gets to all of us. Clutter can be a leading cause. During the holiday season is no different. For many, it’s even more prevalent. The holidays often consist of finding spaces for things that usually don’t live

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Overwhelm: Causes and Cures | Too Much To Do

  Do you ever experience overwhelm? Overwhelm caused by having too much to do? I know there are days I do. It might be everything ended up happening on one day. Maybe there was procrastination involved. Or, maybe the day

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