Zone 3: my least favorite {yet most needed}: kids’ rooms/baths + laundry + office + guest

I can pretty much skip over most of the de-cluttering and jump straight into the cleaning part with the other zones. But Zone 3 combines all of my “problem areas” – so unlike my last post {Make your kitchen run optimally: do these 7 things}, this one will not be touting a this is how to do it theme. Instead, it’s a this is what works for me {& does not work} & this...
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Make your kitchen optimally work: Do these 7 things

Our kitchens arguably are the most important room to have running well {…some may say, no, it’s the bedroom}. But regardless of where you go with that, I believe {and have seen} how kitchens can make or break the rest of the home. Below are seven minimal cost / maximum result ways to help make yours perform at its best. {Zone plan followers: more for you at the end!} 1. Clear surfaces: ...
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ZONE 1: Organizing + cleaning your entrance, dining room + front porch

How did Zone 1 go? Mine is still going {did not do much – of this at least! – over the holiday weekend}; but that’s part of what I think is important with this. You can jump in at any time – and perfection is not a good thing here. {Or most anywhere for that matter – it can paralyze to the point of not moving forward at all.} So, if you want to do a bit before moving...
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Creating & maintaining a well-ordered home: PART 2

Here’s Part 2 {the ACTION PLAN} for saying bye-bye to clutter and hello to a clean home. What appeals to me about this plan from Marla Cilley {the FlyLady} is the simplicity of it all. I can see how it can really help you maintain your home with ease after doing it consistently for a few months. And it’s not too regimented which I love. The FlyLady’s ZONE plan: Your home is...
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Creating & maintaining a well-ordered home: PART 1

De-cluttering your home AND cleaning = overwhelming for most  Keeping our homes clean AND free of clutter =  unimaginable for most You may be thinking, “I have better things / bigger priorities than trying to impress with my homemaking skills.” While I totally get that, I know from organizing training along with working with clients {and myself! I’m not naturally organized}...
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Would you like to go here with me?

How would you like to go here for the 4th? Wanted to let you know about the wonderful B&B my husband and I stayed at this Memorial Day weekend. The small but simply furnished kitchen was well stocked with delicious healthy snacks and meals. Homemade waffles and blackberries were served from a beautiful clean kitchen. The living areas and bedrooms were furnished with fresh plumped pillows,...
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