Cleaning Challenge: Solve A Problem, Make A Start

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When it's time to get organized, a single success multiplies motivation.

Fixing a problem that frustrates you releases welcome energy--and it gives you concrete proof that change is possible. Over time, that purposeful start points the way to real change.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, give yourself a double gift: tackle and solve one small, nagging problem on the home front.

Making a start is the first step to winning the race!   Read More >>

Cleaning Challenge: Consider Where The Shoe Pinches

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You say you want to get organized, but what does that mean, exactly?

There are as many paths to an organized home as there are households, because the meaning of "organized" is personal to each family.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it's time to consider where the shoe pinches. Knowing what isn't working is the first step to creating a personalized path to the organized life of your dreams.   Read More >>

Cleaning Challenge: Progress Check

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With more than half of the New Year Cleaning Challenge completed, it's time to make a progress check.

Today, step back for a few minutes and celebrate all the changes you've made this year. Give yourself a big pat on the back for every area, large or small, that has been cleaned, decluttered and organized as you've followed along with the plan.

Next, assess your progress. Did you start strongly but found that life intervened with your plans? This is the week to refresh your motivation and renew the assault against dirt and disorder.

Fallen off the rails entirely? Hey! It happens! Review the factors that tripped you up, and remind yourself that one of the strongest indicators of successful self-change are trying, trying, and trying again.

Most of all, enjoy your home. It's the tapestry frame on which you weave your life ... so make it warm, welcoming and wonderful!

Freezer Cooking Guide: How To Cook Once, Eat For A Month

Are you ready to cook once, eat for a month? Time to try freezer cooking!

The concept of freezer cooking goes by many names. Once-a-month cooking. Frozen assets. OAMC. Meal assembly. Each describes the practice of assembling partially-prepared entrees in bulk for freezer storage.

Made in multiple and needing only reheating or final preparations, freezer meals are an easy way to feed the family fast ... and cheap.   Read More >>

Cleaning Challenge: Declutter the Clothes Closet

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Spring is on the way (even if Winter is still raging in your area!); will you be ready to dress for warmer weather?

During Master Bedroom week, it's time to clean out the clothes closet, but many of us dread the chore.

Take heart! Today's assignment shares some easy ways to cut clutter in the clothes closet, and organize the survivors, too.   Read More >>

Changing Seasons: Clothes Closet Declutter

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It's the time of the season: Spring is on the horizon, and Summer is around the corner.

Are you ready to dress for warmer weather?

A closet clean-out clears the decks for the new season and gives even the most frazzled home manager a feeling of accomplishment.

Whether in the children's closets or in your own, follow these principles for efficient, organized clothing storage.   Read More >>

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