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Improve Kitchen Organization with Containers

Now, before you go on a shopping spree to buy cool containers and revamp your kitchen, make sure you purge what you no longer need so you buy the right number of containers. EVERY SINGLE organizing job I’ve ever worked on has produced extra containers. Why? Because the purge was not completed BEFORE the containing. …

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My Thoughts on Tidying Up

Trends come and go, but one that has stuck is the move toward minimalism. The Minimalists, Joshua Becker, and countless others have embarked on a lifestyle that highlights less is more. Then there’s Marie Kondo who I would say also fits into that category because you can’t have an overabundace of things that ALL spark …

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What’s Your Word for 2019?

I’ve learned not to force things (for the most part!). I am a true believer that things happen when the timing is right. You can align your intentions, set goals, but if the timing isn’t right, what was once a positive situation, could turn into a frustrating experience. I knew I wanted to reach out …

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Storing Formal Dinnerware

The holidays are here, which means for many, it’s time to pull out the formal china. Or maybe not. Depends on whether you’re staying home, going to friends or relatives, or choosing not to use the “good stuff.” So where is your china stored? In a breakfront or china cabinet, still in boxes from the …

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How to Organize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Every once in a while, I survey my readers to find out what challenges they’re experiencing when it comes to organizing in the home. This question is something I think challenges everyone, so I wanted to share some tried-and-true solutions for organizing the kitchen for healthier eating. Stacey, I would like to know if there …

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Five Steps to Stay Out of the Drive Thru

It’s possible to use a little organization to turn dinnertime into a manageable routine without falling into the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. A few minutes of preparation prevents the added stress of trying to figure out what to cook while hungry family members prowl the kitchen asking, “Mom, is dinner ready yet?” Here are five …

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Tame the Laundry with 5 Simple Steps

It’s hard to believe that I’ve never blogged about Laundry. Whether it’s in an email, a blog entry, or face-to-face, this is one of the most common topics ever discussed. So, here it is… We wear clothing everyday, obviously…which means there’s always laundry to wash, dry, fold and put away. Most people complain about what is considered …

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Comfort Food is Cool!

There was a time when cooking was really not my thing! (Anyone who’s known me for a long time, knows this.) So, I try and find easy recipes that I LOVE in order to simplify, but still, enjoy delicious meals. Also, I love to NOT have to use a recipe (this speeds things up on …

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Create a Natural Home Environment

Did you know? Studies show that organized people are less stressed, have increased productivity and efficiency, are less frustrated, and suffer less from depression. Benefits of Less Clutter Being organized helps one regain a sense of control which results in higher self-esteem and confidence. Organized people make conscious choices and decisions. They eliminate clutter and …

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Mindset Shift Is Everything

“Small mindset shifts equal BIG Results, over time.”  Around the time I started running, I also started cleaning up my thoughts through a mindset shift. The running helped, but I was becoming more and more conscious of what I had been telling myself–things that just weren’t true! I started to become friends with my anxiety. …

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An Organized Entryway

One of the reasons a post like this is so important is that too many people spend precious time searching for things like their keys and other items they need when leaving the house for a busy day. Creating entryway organization will solve this problem!  What you need for entryway organization Organizing your entry hall is simple! You’ll need a place …

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Travel: Fit Your Stuff in One Carry on

Airline travel ain’t what it used to be! The first international flight I took was in 1978 when I flew to London with my grandparents. We flew British Airways and we might as well have been in first class compared to today’s airline experience. The food was served on reusable dinnerware with actual stainless utensils. …

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5 Simple Steps to Making Healthy Food Choices

Food nourishes our body & soul! Unlike other tasks or activities that we can potentially eliminate or cut way back on, we have to eat! Making healthy food choices can be challenging, however. With everyone overscheduled these days, it’s no wonder we struggle to make positive choices and the drive-thru can be a tempting way to …

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Why You Need to Learn to Say “No”

Many people may think they aren’t very good at saying “no.” But when you say “yes” to something you are actually saying “no” to other things because there are a finite number of hours in the day. Think about that! We can’t do it all. Saying “no” gets us into trouble when we begin to …

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Are Expired Cosmetics Lurking in Your Bathroom?

Creating a healthy home environment involves more than just the food we eat and the non-toxic cleaning products we use in our home. Health extends to the products we put on our skin and in our bodies!  Are your bathroom cabinets overloaded with cosmetic items to the point you couldn’t say when you purchased them?  …

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Getting Comfortable in the Kitchen

I’m happiest when I’m in the kitchen preparing nourishing meals! Cooking nourishing meals didn’t come easy, however. For many years I struggled with the idea of me being in the kitchen because I lacked confidence in my cooking abilities. Around the age of 15, I experienced what I refer to as the 🥦 Broccoli Incident …

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Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

For my birthday, my daughter’s asked me what I wanted to do. One of the things I cherish most is the time we spend together, so I asked them to make me a home cooked meal with a recipe from a cookbook that my British cousin sent us for Christmas: Feed me Vegan by Lucy …

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Stress: Recognizing it before it Becomes a Problem

STRESS: Recognizing It before It Becomes Problematic

Stress is something that most of us can say we’ve experienced at one time or another. In fact, saying “I’m stressed” has become an acceptable mantra. A mantra that turns into accepting a frenetic pace of life that is wreaking havoc on many, both physically and mentally. Ironically, most everyone knows that people are stressed, but only …

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Why I Continue to Find New Ways to Declutter

In 2004, after a period of decluttering that changed my life, I started an organizing business. The period of decluttering included filling a 2-car garage with things to donate and consign (and finally clearing it out!), I began to see things differently during the process of letting go of stuff I didn’t actually like, didn’t serve …

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Yummy Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Meal-prep is my typical Sunday task because I like to have an easy answer of the daily question of “what’s for dinner?” This week I realized I had tofu in the fridge. It wasn’t my intention to cook it during this process, but I’ve been wanting to try a tofu scramble, so I pulled out the …

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