Saving money at home can be difficult. With so much competition for your hard-earned cash, it can be a challenge to figure out how to manage our personal finances effectively. But I’ve learned a secret to saving money at home. And once you figure it out, saving money gets a lot easier.
You know the drill. Keep, sell, toss. Only keep what you truly love or find to be useful. Ask yourself if your stuff sparks joy. All of these mantras to help you declutter, and yet we still struggle with getting rid of our excess stuff.
One of my favorite organizing techniques is to force myself to use it or lose it.
On a daily basis I try to stay on top of keeping things picked up and floor and counters clean, which keeps it from feeling chaotic, but I needed to develop some kind of schedule to do some special cleaning projects and deep clean some rooms even further than a daily clean. After a summer […]
This is the 14th year I have had children going to school and the first one that my oldest did not head back with the rest. (He is heading to the Air Force.) While it is weird for me to have one all done with back to school, one thing that is not changing is […]
One of the top questions I get asked about whenever I talk about getting rid of stuff and wax poetically about less stuff, more happiness, is “What do you do about all the kids’ toys?” I don’t know that I know a perfect solution. We have three boys who LOVE their stuff, and an ample […]
I used to carry tiny little purses. Then I had kids. Now I just can’t leave the security of a big purse behind. It holds the necessities – like my money and my phone – but it also holds numerous niceties that make traveling with children easier. I’ve had more than one friend and family […]