I don’t know about you, but my kids are disgusting. After dropping them off at Grandma’s for a week, I finally snapped when walking into their bathroom. Because they share their bathroom with all of the guests that enter our home, I knew I needed to make some changes. Not only was the bathroom looking outdated, but our son had ensured that everything smelled like ammonia as well. That’s just what you want for a guest bathroom, right? No. I knew this small bathroom makeover would be a challenge in trying to make it both guest and child-friendly, but something had to be done!
So something starting irking me a few months ago. People would talk to me and say things like, “I know you’re super cheap, like me.” And I just had to silently pause and evaluate my life. Is this really how people see me? Does talking about money and downsizing instantly make me seem like a cheapskate? Am I a cheapskate? The thing is, there is a common misconception here, but at the same time, this theory can be right on the money. So let’s break it down, the difference between being a minimalist and being a cheapskate — or why you might be both.
Do you feel productive and motivated when you’re sitting in your home office?
If your answer is anything but a firm Yes, you are in the right place. Most importantly, there are ways (and not just one, but 10) ways to create a clutter-free home office that can help you feel more productive.
Confession: the main reason I decorated our master bedroom the way I did was that I wanted it to look like a Loews Hotel room. Tom and I have worked to have more weekend getaways without the kids and there is something so relaxing about a well-designed hotel room. The thing is, I believe that we can easily create an inexpensive hotel room right here in the comfort of our home. I’ve compiled 13 simple and inexpensive changes you can make to your room to make it feel more like a hotel suite.
There are so many ways you can declutter that will enhance your life.
The best part is, it doesn’t have to take a long time and there are a ton of small things you can do that make a huge difference!
I compiled a list of over 75 ways that you can begin to declutter your life and home starting today. Right now. I’ll even bet you didn’t consider some of these things to be clutter!
I used to be that mom that made everything from scratch and somehow couldn’t understand why I didn’t have any time left at the end of the day. Two hours in the kitchen making dinner was totally normal. Even though I was a stay at home mom, there were definitely better ways I could have been spending my time. For working parents, the struggle becomes even more real. So how can you get dinner on the table, keep it healthy and make it quick? Check it out…I’ve got 5 minute hacks to make healthy meals for dinner…no struggle necessary.