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The complete list of things to declutter in your home (plus checklist!)

Physical clutter in your home can cause anxiety and stress. When we see the clutter, we are constantly reminded of what we need to add to our never ending to-do list. We then become overwhelmed by that to-do list and end up doing nothing. It’s a vicious circle.  That’s why the best way I know …

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Do you have a cold, drafty house? Easy fixes to draft-proof your home

We live in a fairly old house on the top of a hill surrounded by cleared farmland. While the location offers privacy and incredible views all year round, we also deal with bitter cold winter winds that find their way into our drafty home. Despite the house being well insulated, these cold air currents left us …

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Thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break

We’ve all been there. Overwhelming responsibilities, looming work deadlines, and the uncertainty of the seemingly endless pandemic add stress to our daily lives. Whatever the reason, show the person you love that you understand their struggle with one of these thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break. Time-saving gifts for someone who needs a …

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The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Guide (with Fall Deep Cleaning Checklist)

We’ve all heard about spring cleaning, but did you know that fall cleaning is also a thing?  If you think about it, it makes sense. If you only deep clean once a year, the things you don’t clean on a regular basis are likely to get pretty dirty and grimy. This makes your cleaning jobs …

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How to get motivated to clean when you’re overwhelmed by the mess

Is your house a disgusting mess? Have you been so busy juggling everything else – or just avoiding it – that you haven’t cleaned in ages? Are you having trouble figuring out how to get motivated to clean when you’re so overwhelmed by all the mess? I’ve been there. And I know how hopeless, exhausting …

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Why I HATE the Holidays: The ultimate guide to surviving Christmas

Am I the only one who hates Christmas? I have many reasons to hate Christmas, but the main reason is the blatant consumerism that drives the whole thing. The endless Holiday Season marketing extravaganza begins months before the actual holiday and ramps up everyone’s expectations. And those expectations are practically impossible to meet. It’s not …

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