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Monday

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November 2016

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How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

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Is your home cluttered and driving you crazy? You might need to read Dana White's helpful new book, "How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind."I didn’t write a recap post about FinCon this year after the conference was over, but it’s safe to say I had a good time.

One of my favorite moments actually happened before the official kick-off to FinCon.

You see, I arrived in San Diego about a day and a half early. I wanted time to get settled in and adjust to the time change instead of having to hit the ground running. Not that it worked.

Within my first 15 minutes of arriving at the hotel, I was already dashing to my first client meeting. But I digress.

Just before that meeting as I’m huffing and puffing my way to get there on time, you know since it was about 1000X more humid in California than in Kansas and I was unlucky enough to be staying in the tower that was not where the conference was held, I ran into one of my all-time favorite bloggers. Dana aka Nony aka A Slob Comes Clean.

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Monday

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February 2016

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10 Reasons to Spring Clean before Spring

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While I know cleaning isn't everyone's favorite topic, there are important reasons to spring clean before spring! Here's how to get started.

You wouldn’t know it by the snow on the ground and the frigidly cold temperatures in many of the states, but spring is on its way. As we draw closer to the end of February, we can start looking forward to warmer temperatures, the sunshine, and fresh flowers again.

One way many people welcome spring is by deep cleaning away all of dust and filth that accumulates in the long winter months when fresh air and wide open windows aren’t an option.

I’m here to dispel the notion that you can only spring clean in spring. In fact, I think that more people would benefit from deep cleaning their houses at least once a season.

Don’t wait for the ground to thaw before working on your “spring cleaning.” For all the skeptics out there, here’s a list of ten compelling reasons to spring clean before spring. (more…)

Friday

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February 2016

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Getting Rid of Big Possessions

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When you read the word “clutter,” you probably think of all the little, irksome items that take up space around your home: kids’ toys, shoes, DVDs and books, shoes, tchotchkes and kitschy décor, and shoes. However, though your eye might be drawn to the mountains of tiny things, the true space-takers throughout your house and yard are actually quite large.

The key to living a happy minimal lifestyle is cutting out unnecessary possessions and clutter, and at times, stuff like furniture, appliances, vehicles, and more can be the worst culprits of clutter. Here’s a simple guide to help you evaluate what big stuff you can get rid of ― and how.

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Thursday

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December 2015

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How to Deck the Halls on a Budget

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Decorating for the holidays? You don't need to break the bank for cute decor! How to decorate your house for the holidays on a budget.

Decorating my home for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do each holiday season. It’s even turned into a bit of a family tradition.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we start the day off at my grandma’s house to help her get down her Christmas decorations from a high shelf in her garage and then we help her to set up her tree and decorate her house. After that, we usually have lunch.

In the afternoon we trek across town to decorate my house. We drag all the Christmas decorations up from the basement and spend most of the afternoon setting up and decorating my tree and the rest of my house to make it festive.

Supper is usually eaten at my mom and dads, after which we help them drag their Christmas stuff up from their basement. Because they have a full-size tree (Grandma and I don’t), it takes a bit longer to get it set up. By then we are usually exhausted and all decorated out for the day. In fact, sometimes we don’t even get to this part of the process until Sunday.

With all this experience decorating 3 houses for Christmas each year, you could say I’m pretty much an expert on making things look festive without spending any money. Yep, that’s right. It usually costs me $0 to deck the halls for Christmas. Here’s how:

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Monday

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September 2015

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How to Decorate Seasonally With Only 5 Different Items

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Want to decorate for the upcoming holidays, but don't have a lot of money? No worries! How you can decorate seasonally with only 5 different items via @shoeaholicnomore

Once you make the decision to start living a minimalist lifestyle, you may feel like you’re cheating on your clutter-free goals by having seasonal decorations. A minimalist’s house has to be a stark, white, barren landscape of clutter free-living, straight out of the pages of a minimalist living magazine, right? Not really. Year-round, white on white may be the ideal way to decorate for some, but for the less die-hard minimalists out there, seasonal decorating brings visual interest into the home.

Sprucing up your table-top, fireplace mantle, or window sill can set the mood for whatever holiday or season is approaching. You don’t have to have an entire basement or shed dedicated to storage if you want to have seasonal decorations. You can make your home cozy and well-decorated for the season, while staying true to any minimalist leanings.

Use these five items to decorate for any holiday, without accumulating the clutter.
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