Simplify Your Holidays

Fall . . .

Today is the first day of my favorite season:  fall!  I love the crisp air, corn mazes, the changing leaves, and pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin pies.  It’s such a lovely time of year. I do hate raking leaves with a passion, though, so I’ll be mowing those babies with my bagger attached until December.  🙂  But I digress.…

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Simplify Your Holidays

Christmas Made Simple(r)

  Disclosure:  I have a referral link or two on this page.  When you click on these links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission to help cover this blog’s expenses.  But you won’t pay a penny more.  Read my full disclosure here. I love Christmas–but I don’t like the busyness that seems to be a hallmark of…

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Simplify Your Life

Daily Challenge: Put Away Credit Cards

  If you’re a Dave Ramsey follower, you may not have credit cards; you may have cut them up ages ago.  (And yes, that’s what I should do, but I just can’t bear to until I have a six-month emergency fund in place.)  But if you’re like me, you’ve kept your credit cards but really don’t need them in your…

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Simplify Your Holidays

Gift Ideas for a Clutter-LESS Christmas

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge: Put Your Social Security Cards and Passports in a Safe Place

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Weekend Challenges

Weekend Challenge (The Hurricane Edition): Review Your Insurance Coverage

  One thing people sometimes don’t do often enough is review their insurance coverage.  You really should review your coverage every year.  This weekend, I suggest you pull your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy and your flood insurance policy to confirm that what you have is sufficient to replace your home, any other covered structures on your property, and your…

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenges (The Hurricane Edition): Determine What You Would Evacuate With

  One of the worst things about leaving for Hurricane Ivan in 2004 was determining what to take.  I’m sure everyone feels stress in this regard when they evacuate, but I was a collector back then and had to decide whether to take collections or family pictures. Today, my sole collection–milk glass–can be easily and inexpensively replaced.  I know I…

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