Organization

Do You Have a Household Maintenance Plan?

True story: my husband and I bought our house when we were 23 and 21. We had no clue what was involved in home ownership — we’re talking about a ‘what are property taxes and why do we have to pay them?’ level of cluelessness. And maintenance costs? Nobody told us about maintenance costs! Yes,…

2016 Living Well Planner Review

I feel like I speak for a lot of us when I say we are constantly on the hunt for ways to make better use of our time. Kids, jobs and errands add up to busy, busy days. Even if you’re retired, you may find you’re looking for a way to provide more structure and…

3 Time Management Methods You Should Try (Plus My Favorite Free Printables)

It doesn’t matter whether you spend your day in an office, work from home or devote your time solely to managing a household. We all seem to share the same struggle: how to find time management methods that make the best use of our time. I mean, I’m sure you can relate. You have a…

Summertime Decluttering: Week 3

I skipped a week, but I am wrapping up my get-ready-for-summer decluttering today. You can check out my earlier progress here: Summertime Decluttering: Week 1 Summertime Decluttering: Week 2 You will be shocked to hear that I never got to the bathroom cabinet. However, I did go through my personal bookshelf and cleared out enough…

How to Manage Summer Screen Time

We have one more week of school to go before summer break starts. I revel in not having to hustle kids out the door in the morning or ferry them to various activities in the evening. However, I dread the inevitable power struggle we seem to encounter every year when it comes to summer screen…

Summertime Decluttering: Week 2

Last week, I started following along with Tsh Oxenreider of The Art of Simple in some pre-summer decluttering. You can find my post with last week’s decluttering plans here. Now, you may recall I said I was giving myself a lot of space to fail at this. But let’s not dwell on what I didn’t…