Donation Values Guide and Printable

You can deduct charitable donations from your taxable income? Use this handy printable to keep track of items as you donate them.

I know this isn't a super fun post, in fact, it's talking about taxes. But I for one am super excited about this post. If you live in the US, our current tax code allows you to deduct charitable donations from your taxable income. When you are decluttering 40 bags in 40 days, (and throughout the year as well) donations can add up pretty quickly. But they're annoying to keep track of. I've ...

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Stop Feeling Bad and Ditch These Things

stop feeling bad and ditch these things: a list of items to declutter (that you won't miss)

We all could stand to do some decluttering, even if you're the minimalist-iest minimalist that ever minimally lived.  Stop feeling bad about the mess in your home and get to work. Grab a box or garbage bag, walk around the house, and ditch these things taking up space in your life. Don't start now, start today. I promise you'll feel way better! Here is a short list of things to ...

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And Then I Just Went Nuts

stop feeling bad and ditch these things: a list of items to declutter (that you won't miss)

Lately I've been moving a bit slowly. I guess that's what happens when one is really pregnant, and I know it's a valid excuse (also works for all the ice cream I've been having). But still. I want to do more.Seeing all of you on your #40bagsin40days journeys, rocking it out, being awesome. It's so inspiring. It sounds like I'm being cheesy for the sake of social media and BLAH blah blah, but I'm ...

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40 Bags in 40 Days 2015 Decluttering Challenge

join the decluttering revolution! Challenge yourself to simplify and get rid of 40 bags in 40 days. #40bagsin40days

Every year since 2011 I've done a project that has changed my life forever. Since then, thousands of people have joined in and changed their lives too. The project is called 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS, and I'll explain how it can change your life too.   What is 40 Bags in 40 Days? 40 bags in 40 days is a forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you ...

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12 Easy Organizing Tips for the New Year

12 easy organizing tips!

With the new year approaching, most of us are looking to be a better version of ourselves. And for many of us, we are also looking to be more organized. Here are 12 easy organizing tips for the new year and the last... well, it might just change your life. :) 1) Sort through the junk drawer Junk drawers are a necessity, but they need some help once in a while. Tip: Once they’re organized, ...

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How to Keep Laundry From Taking Over

how to keep the laundry from taking over! Tips and tricks from a family of 6.

I feel like laundry is one of those topics where one method doesn't fit all. It can't. Add kids into the mix and husbands and everyone's habits, and yep. For the first time in the six years we've been married, this year I finally found what works for us. And I've changed a few of my habits and THOSE have stuck. (cue some cheering) Even if only a few of these tips work for you, maybe the post ...

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The Kid Clothes Survey and Results

do other people struggle with kids clothes too? yes, yes they do.

A few months ago I wrote a post on how to declutter your closet and another on what to do with tee shirts. But kids clothes are tricky! Before I write a post on that topic, I wanted to see the situation in your homes so I posted a survey on our facebook page. Here we go: The Kid Clothes Survey and Results. If you haven't filled it out yet, you can do so below. But first, What is so tricky ...

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40 Bags in 40 Days Summer Edition

join the decluttering revolution! Challenge yourself to simplify and get rid of 40 bags in 40 days. #40bagsin40days

Maybe you've heard of this thing called 40 Bags in 40 Days. Maybe you tried it and didn't stick with it. Maybe you wished you had tried it, but were scared to commit. Or maybe, you haven't heard of it at all (in that case, keep reading). We have too much stuff in our lives and we have too many people trying to sell us more stuff. We don't need to organize, that's not the focus here, we need ...

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What to Do With Old T Shirts

FINALLY!! What to do with old tee shirts. I have tons of pins, but this post has the answer!

Once upon a time, I didn't know what to do with old t shirts. T-shirt quilt, repurposed items, pillows, rugs, Pinterest boards with project ideas... nope! I had hundreds of ideas and none of them were being executed, the tee shirts just sat in a bin, in the back of my closet, or taking up valuable space in my drawers. Here's what to do: Set them free. Set yourself free. Use ...

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How to Have a Perfectly Clean House

Tips on how to have a perfectly clean home?! uhh, is this too good to be true...

Today I'm sharing my secret of how to have a perfectly clean house. If we can do it with four small kids under the age of five and in a house with 1200 square feet, you can do it too.  If people followed these steps they would have a perfect house just like us. What are you waiting for?! You won't believe how simple these seven tips are.   Here are the steps to have a perfectly ...

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