Spring Cleaning Tips for Smaller Living Spaces

Spring Cleaning Tips for Smaller Living Spaces

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National Spring Cleaning Week is the last full week in March each year. Whether you use that week as a reminder or do it some other time on your own, spring cleaning is a great way to clear out winter dust and clutter. However, it can be challenging in small spaces. After all, keeping a small space, whether that's a tiny house, studio apartment or small home, clean can be especially challenging. Without a mudroom to collect outside dirt, staying clean is a challenge, and the slightest bit of clutter can make the place look messy. Here are some tips to clean a small living space. Spring Cleaning Tips Declutter before you clean. – It makes things easier. Don't use that as an excuse to procrastinate. You don't have to…
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12 Steps to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

12 Steps to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

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Unless you have a huge house, odds are you need more kitchen storage space. Maximizing storage space in the kitchen is a persistent goal for both homeowners and apartment dwellers. Fortunately, no matter the size of your home, we have plenty of ways to maximize your storage space in the kitchen. How Do You Manage Kitchen Storage? Before figuring out organization strategies, start with the basics. They might not be fun, but they’ll improve your results. Empty all cabinets and drawers This step is crucial to creating a more organized kitchen. By going through everything, you’ll get a better sense of what you’re organizing and the type of space you need. Sort Set aside anything that you use only once or twice a year, like the giant roasting pan essential…
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National Get Organized Month: Your 2020 Guide 

National Get Organized Month: Your 2020 Guide 

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The New Year is all about new beginnings, which is why the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) has designated January as National Get Organized Month. You don't have to hire a professional to get organized and a little bit of work done now can make the rest of your year much easier.  No matter how disorganized you currently are, you can improve and make it stick. Staying organized is about creating habits so anyone can learn to get and stay organized. In the spirit of the holiday, resolutions, and the month, here are some tips to help you create a calmer, more organized life.  Plan for productivity First, pick your starting point, using one of two philosophies. Some experts say to pick a spot that's an “easy…
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9 Tips for Hiding Holiday Gifts

9 Tips for Hiding Holiday Gifts

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If your family is too curious to wait for Christmas or Hanukkah, you might need to hide their holiday gifts. If they're really bad (and really clever), you can't rely on normal hiding places. So to help you actually surprise your loved ones, here are some tips for hiding holiday gifts. (more…)
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How To Increase Work From Home Efficiency When You Have Kids

How To Increase Work From Home Efficiency When You Have Kids

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Working from home is a growing trend and a blessing for many people. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2017 on an average work day 23 percent of corporate workers spent at least part of the day working from home. Employers allowing work from home options have grown by 40 percent in the last 5 years and two-thirds of companies that offer telecommuting or work from home options report an increase in worker productivity. (more…)
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15 Tips for Making Your Move Easier

15 Tips for Making Your Move Easier

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No matter how much you’re looking forward to your move – buying a house, going to college, getting married, etc. – the actual moving process itself is a hassle and can cause a lot of stress. Unfortunately, it’s necessary so let’s make it as easy as possible with our helpful hints for an easier move. (more…)
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KonMari Method, Decluttering and Storage

KonMari Method, Decluttering and Storage

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Marie Kondo had been a Japanese organizational expert for years when her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, became a sensation in 2015. Now, thanks to her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, her popularity is growing yet again. (more…)
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