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Five Ways Organizing Can Help You Workout

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The Chaos:

I usually don’t have a problem getting workouts in, but when life gets crazy, I start to give myself all sorts of reasons to skip workouts. And when I don’t workout for a couple days, I am not a good person. (more…)

How To Get Back to Routines When Life Gets Crazy (or Crazier Than Normal)

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Life can be crazy, but sometimes it gets super-crazy: you are extra busy at work, health issues crop-up, the kids are constantly sick, house projects get out of control…the possibilities are endless. But when that extra crazy time goes away and you get back to normal crazy, how do you get the routines in your home back on track?

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How to Get Thank You Notes Done

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Christmas season is approaching (or is already here according to Target)…time for parties, decorating, gift giving. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. After all that fun, thank you notes often follow. Ugh. Thank you notes aren’t my strong point; I have the hardest time getting them out. When I run into a task that I never seem to complete, I try to simplify it and increase my chances of success. Here’s how I’ve tried to make thank you notes easy so they actually get done.

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The L-DOOM (aka The Long, Drawn Out Organizing Method)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

We’ve been living in our whole house (not the just the bedrooms) for a little over a month now. The remodel isn’t officially over (don’t get me started on that!), but we can cook in our kitchen, so it’s all good.

But now we have to move back into our home… (more…)

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Just Don’t Care

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We just returned from our beach vacation…

We survived 44 total hours in the car with X-man and TJ to return to our almost done home. Now that we are nearing the end, I find I just don’t care as much anymore.

The Chaos

When I set-up our living space for the remodel, I did some basic organizing, but didn’t go all out designing a system because I knew it was temporary and wasn’t worth my time to make the spaces easy to maintain. Sure enough, after nine weeks of cooking in our bathroom, eating in our bedroom, and dumping items wherever we can find space (plus packing and unpacking from a long road trip and week at the beach), our living area is a bit of a mess. (more…)

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