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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, simplify!”

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify!” Henry David Thoreau wrote these words over 150 years ago, but they are still relevant today.  When you find yourself drowning in details, a good tip is to find the areas of your life where there is definitely too much noise and stress and then to simplify in those areas.

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Simplifying/Organizing Tip: Label Storage Containers

I’m a huge fan of decluttering before organizing, and I don’t believe in keeping things you don’t use.  That said, I do believe that some things belong in storage containers.  Some examples: Holiday decorations.  I’ve seen people have 20 containers of Christmas decorations.  I have about five along with a sixth pre-holiday container that contains all those things I need…

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Simplifying/Organizing Tip: Develop a Mindset Against Clutter

If you’re hoping to simplify, declutter, and organize your home and life, you have to develop a mindset against clutter from the beginning of your simplifying and decluttering journey. And the best way I’ve found to create that mindset is to develop a list of questions to guide your decision to purchase or keep an item. Read more for the questions I’ve established for myself and my household–and a few suggestions of other questions you might want to include in your own list of questions.