Declutter Week: The Kitchen Pantry

Let’s talk about about another, more specialized area to think about that’s usually out of sight, out of mind: the kitchen pantry. I don’t know about you, but every time I delve into the pantry, I find things that need to be thrown away or used up quickly. It doesn’t matter when I was in there last time. There are two philosophies when it comes to pantries: Buy items on an as-needed basis. The stuff that remains is usually things purchased that ended up not being used (when good......

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Declutter Week: The On Purpose
October 07, 2015

Declutter Week: The On Purpose

So we’ve talked about two common sources of clutter: paper and things that get left behind. There’s another category – things that we have there on purpose. Sometimes we go blind to things that we have...


Declutter Week: The Left Behinds
October 06, 2015

Declutter Week: The Left Behinds

So at my house there is a class of clutter that I like to call the “left behinds.” It’s the stuff that is laying around because it doesn’t get put away. There are several reasons...


Declutter Week: Paper
October 05, 2015

Declutter Week: Paper

Keep working on your routines this week. Try them out, see if they’re working for you. (And, do I need to say it? If it doesn’t work for you, tweak it until it does.) In...


Resetting your Weekly Routine
October 04, 2015

Resetting your Weekly Routine

Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday. So goes the rhyme from pioneer days. It’s something we can learn from, though. The 1940’s home keeping book that...


Resetting Your Evening Routine
October 03, 2015

Resetting Your Evening Routine

We talked yesterday about our morning routine, but in all honesty, I think that the evening routine is even more important. Especially if, like me, you’re not a morning person. My decision-making skills don’t kick...


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