Toss 10 Things
By jamie May 24, 2016

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            I realized something. If you just have too much stuff then all the ideas, tips and advice in the world won’t help all that much. So this week instead of sharing yet another idea, tip or piece of advice I’m going to invite you to join me as we toss ten things. Any ten. >>>

How To Toss It?
By jamie May 17, 2016


This week let’s both let go of something that needs to be tossed – but because we didn’t know what to do with it we held onto it – otherwise known as CLUTTER!               This is my favorite printer. It hardly ever jams. It is good on ink. It is reliable. Strike that – >>>

Clothing: a simple stress-free seasonal swap
By jamie May 10, 2016

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click here to print the seasonal swap out cheat sheet Could you use some extra closet space? If so then it might be time to store away a few things you won’t need in the coming months. Usually you’d grab a big storage tub and toss everything inside. THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE!! The tub will be super heavy to >>>

Use Something Up
By jamie May 3, 2016


A few weeks (okay, maybe months) ago I tried a new recipe from my shoe-box of clipped but hardly ever prepared recipes. It called for a packet of sesame seeds – which I purchased.                 I made the dish – sesame chicken – yum! But it had L-O-T-S of steps. Now I’m stuck >>>

STOP the Freebies
By jamie April 26, 2016


I am finally ready to accept it – just because something is f-r-e-e doesn’t mean I have to bring it home. Seriously, my kitchen drawers are brimming with all sorts of things I didn’t need, but I picked it up and brought home simply because it was f-r-e-e.                 I have 3 quarts >>>

10 Minute Inventory
By jamie April 19, 2016


Yesterday after running a few errands I had an “oh-no” moment! First, I picked up Holly’s favorite dog food at the pet store. Then, I stopped at the craft store for a tub of under-the-sea stickers. This week I am the guest reader at my niece’s school when I’ll get to read a book to the class then we will >>>

Fill One Bag then Toss It
By jamie April 12, 2016


So you may remember back at the start of the New Year I challenged you to join me for the BIG BAG TOSS of 2016. In case you missed it you can read all about it here The BIG Bag Toss of 2016 Turns out many of you really liked the idea of the big bag toss challenge. It also >>>

Contain Clutter – Here’s How (and why)
By jamie April 5, 2016


Here’s how I do my best to corral and contain clutter… Last night I cooked dinner, the best part is I actually used one of the many recipes I’ve clipped and tossed in a shoebox! The side dish was roasted veggies and they were yummy. Who would have thought I’d want a cozy dish in the beginning of April – >>>

Secrets of Getting Organized
By jamie March 29, 2016


Around this time every year Better Homes and Gardens releases a very special issue of their magazine called Secrets of Getting Organized. In the past they’ve included me in issues and this year I was lucky enough to be invited back! (Thank you BH&G) Drum-roll please……on stands now……you’ll find Secrets of Getting Organized. Hint: you might recognize someone on page >>>

Don’t Put it Down Put it Away
By jamie March 22, 2016


It has been a particularly busy few days around here. Do you ever find when you’re extra busy things can get extra messy? Today I wasted W-A-Y too much time searching for the battery charger for the camera. In case you couldn’t tell I finally found it! Otherwise I would not have been able to take all these photos; and >>>