“There’s Nothing to Eat In Here…” Woes of a Pantry

Oy vey. How many times have you heard that before from your husband/kids/roommate/stranger living in your home? Okay, maybe its time for a grocery run or maybe you’re like me and don’t want any junk in the house and the healthy options don’t “sound” good. Or MAYBE there is plenty in the pantry and refrigerator […]

8 Ways Clutter is Costing You

Today finds many of us making New Year’s resolutions of one kind or another. Some of us want to lose weight, others want to quit smoking, still more want to get their finances in order. Take a look around yourself: how cluttered is your environment? Are you still surrounded by Christmas gifts because you do […]

Undersink Organization

Under the sink. Sigh. It’s a constant disaster: misplaced trash, multiple open, half-used bottles of the same product, inaccessible items in the back, spills and leaks. In a nutshell, it’s an organizational nightmare. Something like this seems ideal! It looks great, its adjustable, the shelf pieces are all independent of one another… but a garbage […]

Student loans are generally divided between tuition fees and living costs. At the upper-level end of the scale, these loans usually include grants and loans, along with the annual interest charge. In general, the interest rate charged is the lesser of 1.25% or the prime rate, which is currently 2.59%. At the lower-level of the […]

The Container Store

Everyone knows The Container Store is the Mecca of Organization. Pretty much, the only thing The Container Store can’t contain is my love for The Container Store. However, the price total of all these must-haves can quickly add up! Here are a few ways to maximize your spending. 1. Join POP! Perks. Go to this link and […]

Bullet Journal – Get Your Life Together Using a Simple Notebook

How many of y’all have felt like this? It a horrible, nagging feeling.  I have often spent my free time worrying about what I might be forgetting instead of enjoying my free time. Personally, I suffer from anxiety so it makes it really difficult to chill out and enjoy doing “nothing,” but using my Bullet […]

A Bit of Preparation Goes a Long Way

It looks as though I took National Simplify Your Life Week a little too seriously since I haven’t posted since Tuesday. Whoops! That makes today’s tip even more applicable: spend a few minutes of preparation to make your tomorrow easier. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Now, let’s not get all […]

Limit the Incoming – National Simplify Your Life Week

This week is national “Simplify Your Life” week and here’s another tip: Limit the Incoming. Remember yesterday’s lesson? Well, apply that now and JUST SAY NO to all the unnecessary paper, calls, and emails creeping into your life. 1. Get on the National Do Not Call Registry.  Its super easy and you can register your cell […]

Just Say No – National “Simplify Your Life” Week

This week is national “Simplify Your Life” week. I know, I know, easier said than done, right? Each day, I’ll share with you a tip to make your life just a little bit easier. UPDATE: I clearly overcommitted by promising I would post daily during SYL week. I said No 🙂  Just Say “No.”  Nancy Reagan has […]

Cosmetic Expiration: How Old Is Too Old?

How old is that mascara you put on this morning? No clue? You do know most cosmetics eventually expire, right?? According to the FDA, make up expiration is not black and white but there are general guidelines. Let’s run through some of the basics. 1. Mascara  Mascara should be replaced every 2-3 months. If there is […]