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This past weekend, I sent seven 13-gallon trash bags of clothing to Goodwill. It. Felt. Glorious. Not necessarily for the altruistic reasons, but I felt like the weight of those bags came directly off my shoulders. (Because I am a woman, my closet still looks full, but at least I have a handy new collection…

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday

For the past month or so, we’ve been using a vintage letterpress drawer to display all of our Lego mini figures. Although our kid is too young to not choke on them, it seems like a great (attempt at) organizing toys for older kids (you know, the ones in their thirties, like us…) and I love how it…

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The Purge Week 6: Closets

Here we go again! Let’s continue on with our decluttering challenge and tackle everyone’s favorite: closets. Specifically, YOUR closet. We are going to stretch closets into TWO weeks because I know you guys (if you’re like me) have more than one closet that needs to be cleaned out. There are a few rules I like…

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You read that title and now you probably hate me. I know, I know; going through your kids’rooms is about as fun as a root canal. They NEED that rock they found outside a year and a half ago. That stuffed animal that’s been stuffed under the bed and not missed for six months? It’s…

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The Purge Week 4: Kitchen

I once read that you should separate your chores/to-do lists into categories to make them less burdensome. I’m almost positive my list would look something like this: 1. Things I tell myself I’m going to do. 2. Things I’ll get halfway through before getting distracted. 3. Things I’ve come to terms with never doing. This…

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I’m late. You guys probably thought I’d forgotten about you. “She hasn’t posted the challenge! I don’t know what to clean! I want to wiiiiin!” I promise that isn’t the case. This question probably doesn’t even need to be asked, but have you ever had one of those weeks that makes you wish you could…

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The Purge Week 2: Bedrooms

Here we are! Week two. Many of you completed week one’s office challenge. If you didn’t complete it yet, you have till the end of week eight to catch up! Week two’s challenge brings us to bedrooms. Your bedroom, to be specific. But this week I have a confession. I didn’t even finish my entire…

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The Purge Week 1: Office

  Alright, guys. Are you ready? ARE YOU READY?! We are going to organize. Prioritize. Declutter…ize. I really tried to think of a third word, but it wasn’t happening. Regardless, we’re starting “Week One” with YOUR OFFICE! Your work space. Your creative corner. Maybe you don’t have an office. Maybe, like me, you just have…

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Purging and Prizes!

I have too many things. Too many things to think about. Too many things on my plate. Too much to do. Too many physical things. Actual things. Too much to keep up with. Too much to clean. And why? At this point in my adult life I fully recognize that the key to happiness is…

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