Handy Reuse Ideas Just for You

  I have a confession to make. When I opened my organizing business, almost 12 years ago, I had stars in my eyes. Just as many of you are drawn in by the pictures of perfectly organized spaces, where all

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how to reduce

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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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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