Tidying Up Hacks: 20 Ways to Simplify Your Cleaning Routine

I have been a stay at home mom for a decade! A decade, folks. On top of that, I decided to just keep on homeschooling my kids…while I work from home. Let me tell you, working from home and finding the time to homeschool doesn’t leave a ton of time for tidying up. Lucky for you, I have found some nifty little tidying up hacks for keeping the house clean when you’re home all day and I want to share them with you. Here is my list of my top 20 best hacks for keeping the house clean all day!

Work from Home by Starting Your Own Subscription Box with Cratejoy

Have you ever wanted to work from home but just weren’t sure where to even begin? There are tons of posts out there with different work from home recommendations. I don’t know about you, but sometimes after reading posts like this, it’s disheartening to find that nothing really gets you excited. Working from home, living your passion and making money while being your own boss is all most people can ask for. If you are like most people and don’t want to work from home stuck behind a desk or answering customer service phone calls, maybe it’s time to quit your day job and start your own subscription box company! The popularity of subscription boxes are on the rise and you could be a part of it! Plus, it’s way easier than you might think. So how can you work from home by staring your own subscription box?

How Snapchat Filters Are Holding You Back from Retirement!

I used to spend way too much time obsessing about my looks. Honestly, I spent most of my life believing that if I didn’t stay young and attractive then I wouldn’t have much else to offer the world. Sad, huh? Unfortunately, I am not the only one who has carried around this kind of thinking. In fact, in 2012, Time estimated that over 6 billion Botox injections had occurred! Yikes! The crazy part is I’ve recently learned that this fear of growing old was actually keeping me poor. Not because I spent money on costly procedures to enhance my beauty and/or keep me thin. It actually goes a lot deeper than that.

3 Ways Uber Can Help You Save for a Vacation

3 Ways Uber Can Help You Save for a Vacation

It’s getting to be that time of year when everyone is itching to go on vacation. Maybe it’s because you live in a frozen tundra where people are excited when it’s “only freezing.” Yes, I am most definitely referring to Minnesota. Whatever your reason for vacation might be, there are so many ways to be smart about planning and saving for it! Yes, there are definitely ways to cut back on your expenses in order to have a little extra cash. However, I personally have found the best way to get extra cash is to go out and work for it. Don’t stress, you can earn money by driving with Uber and I am going to tell you how.

6 Reasons You Should Downsize Your Home

When my husband and I talked about our dream home, we envisioned many things, like a log house, old farm plantation house, your typical suburban house, etc. The idea to downsize your home never came to mind. In fact, it is only due to a stepping stone in our plan of building our dream home that we ended up living in a 600 square foot shop apartment. Our previous home was just over 1,400 square feet; perfect for raising a few children, one day.

I will be honest. Downsizing seemed like the WORST idea! I fought and fought for a different plan, but when we put pen to paper, it was the best option for us. It took us two months to build our shop and add our apartment into it. I dreaded the day we moved into it because I knew it meant I really had to downsize our things. I had already begun that process, but a lot more had to go for us to fit into our new home.

It was not until I finished decluttering all of the excess we owned that I saw the value in downsizing. The eye-opening process of recognizing what was actually excess and causing a lot of unnecessary stress in our lives was unfathomable! It took several months to declutter it all, but for the first time in my life, I felt free! The burden of our possessions no longer existed, and both of our lives changed dramatically!