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Back to School: College – What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

Students all across the country are packing up and getting ready to move into dorms over the next few weeks. With stores pushing matching goods from bedding to kitchenware to wall decor, it can be a little overwhelming to know what to buy, especially if you are heading to college for the first time. I… Continue reading Back to School: College – What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

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The KonMari Method: Tracking Your Progress in a Bullet Journal

I wonder how Marie Kondo would feel about using a Bullet Journal. Would she see it as a useful tool, or just one more thing that wastes time and clutters up a living space? I find the Bullet Journal to be a useful tool and so of course I engaged it to help me as I… Continue reading The KonMari Method: Tracking Your Progress in a Bullet Journal

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The KonMari Method in Action: Organizing Magazines

As I mentioned in my last post, Marie Kondo recommends tidying in a certain order, which is often referred to as the KonMari method. Of course, you are free to tidy in any order you chose, but as I am a recovering perfectionist, you know full well I have been working through the list in order.… Continue reading The KonMari Method in Action: Organizing Magazines

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Organizing a Capsule Wardrobe in a Bullet Journal

The real value in using your Bullet Journal to keep track of your capsule wardrobe comes when you have reached the end of a season. When I set up my summer capsule this past week, I made a note of each piece I chose in my Bullet Journal. I separated the pieces by the category name… Continue reading Organizing a Capsule Wardrobe in a Bullet Journal

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Capsule Wardrobes: It’s all About the Mix and Match

While I loved the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe, I was worried I wouldn’t have enough variety. What if I got bored with the items that I chose after the first month? I’m one of those people who loves to wear sweaters, but tires of them by February. What if an occasion arose and I didn’t… Continue reading Capsule Wardrobes: It’s all About the Mix and Match

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Capsule Wardrobes: Where to Start

Four months ago I stood in front of my clothes rack and announced to the universe, “I have nothing to wear.” I’m sure you’ve done this as well. Like me, I’m sure you have plenty of clothes to wear. On that day, however, the problem I was facing was that I couldn’t decide what to… Continue reading Capsule Wardrobes: Where to Start

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Weekly Cleaning: Create a Schedule That Works For You

The first thing you need to do when creating a cleaning schedule is make sure that it works for your lifestyle. I’ve been following a cleaning schedule for the past year-and-a-half that was created when I still had kids living at home. We were deep in the throes of senior year of high school and… Continue reading Weekly Cleaning: Create a Schedule That Works For You

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Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Schedule

Once I have my list of rooms printed, and an end date in mind, I begin to create my schedule. I have done this in two ways: the first was to print blank monthly calendar pages from the Internet, and assign rooms to each week. The other was to list out the rooms, and then… Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Schedule

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Spring Cleaning: Is it Still Necessary?

Whenever I mention to someone that I’m planning my spring cleaning, working on my spring cleaning, or just say the words spring spring cleaning, I’m always met with the same response, “You still do that?” Yes, I do. In fact, I do it again before Christmas and call it fall cleaning, and today I’m going to… Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Is it Still Necessary?