Do You Have Time Management Issues?

Time management is very important. Ultimately time dictates what we do, how much we do, and when we do it. If we do not manage our time properly, we may miss out on opportunities to make money, have fun, see friends and family, and more! The first step in time management is to not commit yourself to so many activities and jobs. I know that many of us love to help others but sometimes we over-commit and we run out of time! When we run out of … [Read more...]

Easy Daily Cleaning Tasks

If you have children (yes, husbands DO count!), you know how difficult it can be to keep your home in a clean and working order.  If you have just 10 extra minutes each morning, try and complete these simple cleaning tasks.  You would be surprised at what a difference they make if you are able to do these every morning! First, make all of the beds in the home.  This only takes a few seconds, and it really opens a room up.  A put-together bed … [Read more...]

De-cluttering Your Home: Kitchen

In Part 1, we discussed de-cluttering the bedroom.  Part 2 is all about the kitchen!  The kitchen is an area that holds a little bit of everything, which means it can get filled up and cluttered pretty quickly!  A few things you can go through (and most likely find a lot to get rid of) are: Glasses and mugs: Any type of cup or mug is automatically a collected item.  If you go to an event and they have a mug as a gift, you take as many as you … [Read more...]

Kitchen Chronicles: The Baking Zone

If you are an avid baker, you will definitely want to create a baking space in your kitchen if you have not done so already!  By doing this, you are able to take a quick inventory of your baking supplies and figure out what you have enough of and what you need to purchase next time you are at the grocery store. Pick out a counter top, or another special area in your kitchen and devote it plus the top and bottom cabinet to your new and improved … [Read more...]

Combatting Clutter – Get Organized!

  Do you need a few tips on combating clutter in your home?  Spring is just around the corner, and it is time to clean out and clean up!  If you can add organization into that, your home will look great when you are done! If you have any jewelry boxes laying around (the flat cardboard kind you find at craft stores or dollar stores), insert them into your “junk drawer” and use them to organize pens, pencils, lipsticks or whatever … [Read more...]

Time For A Pantry Cleanout

Have you ever done the “Pantry Cleanout” to try and cut down on your grocery bill?  I just read about it, and I think it would be a great thing to do at the end of every month.  If you shop for groceries weekly, try to do your regular trips for the first three weeks.  That last week, before heading out to the store, pull EVERYTHING out of your pantry and try to plan meals with it.  Soups can be used for many meal starters, check out my soup meal … [Read more...]

Getting Ready For Guests To Do List

Does this sound familiar?  "We have guests coming this weekend and I am not anywhere close to being ready for them to get here!"  If this happens in your home, then be sure to check out the four priority items on my Getting Ready For Guests To Do List. Clean up We all like to show our homes off to our guests, so get everyone to pitch in and get your house picked up and clean before the guests arrive.  Removing all the clutter from the main … [Read more...]

Are Expired Foods Cluttering Your Pantry?

My 8th grader's class was having a can drive competition.  The classroom that brought in the most cans would receive a class party.  Travis asked me if we could send in a few items, so I headed over to the pantry.  I always buy a few canned items that I think we should try and then no one else finds them as appealing as I do, so I thought that those unwanted canned items would be the best items to begin with.  As I began grabbing the "fun" … [Read more...]

Store Passwords In An Address Book

Save your passwords in an address book.  If you are like me, then you have more than just a handful of passwords that you use online.  I have passwords for all the bills I pay online, as well as social media passwords, email passwords, passwords to my favorite photo management sites, etc. It would be easier to use the same passwords for as many log ins as possible, but if anyone ever figured out your password, then they would have access to … [Read more...]

Kids Can Help With Home Organization

Our kids have no interest in these train tracks any longer, but I still love them.  It's time for me to make space and pass these on. . Summertime is one of the most exciting times of the year.  After all, what better time to play games, hit the pool, and go to summer movies on hot days?  Fortunately, summer also offers a lot of other advantages.  One of the biggest perks of summer is the chance to get some important cleaning done.  Whether … [Read more...]