Category Archive: Get Organized

May 24

Easy Meal Planning & Coupon Clipping

Food on the Table icon

I’m always looking for new ways to save money and stretch our family budget, only try as I might, I’m never organized enough to bring all the coupons I’ve clipped to the grocery store. Some of you are probably in the same boat, you’re busy, beyond stressed and scrambling to come up with new meals to …

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Dec 18

Desperate Housewives Donate

Giving stuff away can be an emotional experience and sometimes overwhelming when it comes to parting with your kids’ precious things. In a recent Desperate Housewives episode, Lynette cried as she was folding Paige’s last onesie. She was crying because she was getting ready to donate Paige’s baby clothes to a friend who was pregnant. …

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Oct 31

Book Swap for Insatiable Readers

As much as I love my kids, I look forward to the time after they’ve gone to sleep so I can curl up with a good book and unwind. My reading tastes range from the Twilight series and John Grisham to the latest business bible and the occasional programming text. If your library does not …

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Sep 17

Babies “R” Us & Toys “R” Us: 2 Days Left for the Great Trade-In

Stroller, crib, car seat

In the spirit of handing things down and saving money, Toy’s “R” Us and Babies “R” Us are wrapping up their trade-in event. Parents can bring in any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, playards, toddler beds, or high chairs for a 25% savings on the purchase of any new baby items in those categories. …

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Aug 07

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Jun 26

Fix Anything with Duct Tape

Duct tape fixes anything

It’s been crazy busy with the kids out of school for the summer. Who knew summer school and dance classes were all consuming, this post has been in the works since Mother’s Day. After Mother’s Day lunch, my family planned to take pictures at the local portrait studio. Unfortunately, my black dress picked up lint …

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Apr 26

Tackling the Toy Box

Does your child have an overflowing toy box full of toys they no longer use? The assortment of stuffed animals, favorite toys, McDonalds freebies, odds and ends of different game pieces become too much to stuff into the box and the floor or the entire closet becomes a big junk pile. Here’s what we do …

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Apr 10

Give Your Books Away

I start my days reading my latest book for about 30 minutes or catching up on my favorite blogs online. I am an avid reader so I read for pleasure, personal development, and business in no particular order. I find the more I read, the more open my mind becomes and helps ideas flow freely. …

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Apr 06

Moving: Opportunity for Spring Cleaning

Since I’m moving at the end of the month, I thought, this is a great opportunity to edit what I have in my life and dress more like a grown up. Last night, I started the process by going through my closet and asking myself a few questions. I also told myself, pretend its not yours so …

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Mar 24

New Uses for Old Things

With everyone becoming more health conscious, we’ve turned the cupcake carrier into an organizer for beads. The lid keeps all the beads from spilling everywhere when we move it from the closet to the kitchen table. Here is a list of new uses to recycle some of your things:

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