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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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Are YOU a Creature of Habit?

[hab-it] noun 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: We all have habits. Ones we can be proud of, and some, maybe not so proud of. One habit I am not so proud of, as far as clutter goes anyway, is leaving my shoes

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The Great Junk Drawer Debate

 junk1 jəNGk/ noun 1. informal old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value draw·er ˈdrôr/ noun 1. a boxlike storage compartment without made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece

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How You Can Build a Better Garden Next Time Around

  I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods, the garden is just about done. It’s tired and cold. Last year I planted a garden and it didn’t do well at all. This year I planted

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5 Routines to Help Simplify Your Day

As a child, I was involved in lots of activities. Hence, routines were a necessity in my life. Routines were actually calming for me. As the craziness of life whirled around me, routines were the one thing I could depend

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Laundry Got Your Goat?

Love Your Laundry… Do you love it, dislike it, or just plain hate it? Do you have tons of laundry or a manageable amount of it? Over the years I have created some systems to make laundry more palatable. I would

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The Great Underwear Drawer Debate

The Kiddo’s Underwear Drawer… Once every 6 months, I help my granddaughter “organize” her room.  We usually get to the organizing part after about an hour of me asking “why does your room look like this?” Anyway, while helping her decide

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