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  1. Frugal Living
    I think I've reached my second phase of frugal living. I've lived a frugal lifestyle for 2-1/2 years now, dipped out of it for a bit mentally and am ready to dive back in. I was at a local Christian bookstore this evening and came across a few inspiring "words of wisdom". I copied them down...
  2. Home Decorating
    I thought this was rather a funny blog and thought I'd share it here. It made me laugh. Having cleaned out my inlaws house I can relate about the papers. http://www.makingthishome.com/2011/03/07/how-to-clutter-your-home/
  3. Family
    Well although I did kind of make it in sort of a snide remark. My MIL has come over twice and I think she got the hint! The last time she came she rented a movie from the library and let them watch it while she was here and took it back with her when she left and she brought them a snack and...
  4. Family
    My MIL and I have a strained relationship to say the least. I have many many complaints about her that I could say but that would take several posts! LOL But my biggest gripe is that she goes to the Goodwill and buys my kids a bunch of crap that they dont need. Dont get me wrong I think the...
  5. Home Environment
    Mine is :o A few things I do to keep the papers from piling on the counter: Sort and throw out junk mail at the door Keep two folders marked "pending" and "filing" to separate things that require action from things that just need to be kept Keep all receipts in an envelope What do you do to...
  6. Home Environment
    So sad, really. Her own husband didn't know. Serial 'hoarder’ found buried under piles of rubbish at home after four months - Telegraph I challenge everyone to fill an extra bag with trash this week.
  7. Blog
    When we get bored or stressed, some of us tend to head for the stores to look for something to do. Maybe we want a new book, a new CD, or a new movie. Maybe we want new clothes so we can jazz up our wardrobe. Maybe a new board or video game will do the trick. This quest for new stuff might...
  8. Home Environment
    I'm on a big clutter purge! I'm done with the random boxes that I've hauled around for the last 10 years, that haven't been open sense I packed them so long ago. I'm done with the over stuffed closet of clothes that 90% of them I don't wear anymore. With a 1 1/2 year old and all the...
  9. Blog
    Recently I was trapped in a hotel on a rainy weekend and I got sucked into a marathon of Clean House. (This is why I don’t keep cable at home. If stuff is on, I just fall into it.) I was mesmerized by the amount of stuff that some of these people had. Stuff was piled to the ceilings, bursting...
  10. Blog
    Today, we went through and threw a lot of stuff away. We try to do this as often as we can and we still never seem to catch up. We found stuff that should have been pitched years ago. I shredded cancelled checks from 1994. I thought our bills and such were caught up but boy was I mistaken...
  11. Blog
    I have had my eye on an old desk in the basement for quite some time. It occupied a corner that was ideal for the placement of a water storage drum I just purchased. The desk was thirty years old and had become a clutter magnet. I am not sure why, but when you start putting things down on...
  12. Simple Living
    How do I let go of things that I have convinced myself I might eventually need? Such as two fish tanks that I drained 6 months ago that are sitting in my room empty. A ton of sewing supplies and fabrics from where I was starting a handbag company :sewing:...... lol.... Two bookshelves full of...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    I was reading a cookie jar thread and a few of you mentioned Kitchen Counter clutter. Just wondering what everyone has on their counter? Share pics if you have them.... Here's what's on mine (no pic to share): I have a nice L-shaped counter, probably 12 ft one length and about 6 ft the...
  14. Home Environment
    I am in the process of deep cleaning my bedroom. It is taking so very, very long cause I have way too much stuff! I have been pitching or donating, but now I am down to the nitty gritty. The nitty gritty (to me) is the stuff I have "saved". My problem is old stuff! I love old stuff! These...
  15. Home Environment
    I'm not sure how to word it, but I'd like to know how many of you would consider your houses to be low-clutter or clutter free. How did you get it there? I to get rid of clutter by getting rid of things the moment I decide they are no longer useful or I don't like them. I keep a paper box...
  16. News you can use
    8 ways to clear out your clutter You'd love to rid yourself of the junk, uh, cherished belongings you've amassed. It's not easy. If you plan to lighten up but don't think Sotheby's will auction your castoffs, consider these options.
  17. Home Environment
    I had a garage sale this weekend. During the preparation I realized how un-frugal I have been in my life. Why in the world did I ever think that I needed all the things I just sold??? It actually made me sick to think of all the money that was wasted on "stuff". We made over $1500.00 but I could...
  18. News you can use
    Time to plug in the shredder and tame the clutter If your list of 2008 New Year?s resolutions includes a vow to tackle the mounds of financial paper you?ve been collecting, here?s some advice from Rosanne Grande, a financial planner with R.W. Rogé & Co., in Bohemia, N.Y., on what...
  19. Organization Challenge
    Okay, let's see how much we can get out between now and December 31st. Today I freecycled my an old crib bumper set and mobile and a Moses basket. By the end of the week, I plan on freecycling at least three more items and getting rid of two grocery bags of trash. I want to start out the New...
  20. Home Environment
    Today, we'll do the walk around wth a grocery bag, or bigger? and get rid of junk laying around!:fpunch:
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