Jul 092014
 
Purge the Pantry

Today I’m eyeballing my cluttered pantry and thinking that it’s about time to apply my purging prowess.  My pantry probably feels dismayed by my interest, because it knows as well as anyone that I do not, in fact, have any significant prowess in purging items out of our house, and the whole affair could get chaotic.  But, […]

Jul 062012
 
Travel Checklists Part IV: Road Trip Packing Checklist

A road trip packing checklist ensures that you’ll be well prepared for your next road trip.  I’ve created a free, downloadable checklist in Microsoft Word that is customizable so that you can modify it to fit your needs.  This checklist focuses exclusively on the items that are specific to a road trip- for packing checklists […]

Jun 052012
 
Travel Checklists Part III: Kids

Vacations run much smoother when you haven’t forgotten to pack some of your kids’ gear.  Here is a customizable, free packing checklist for kids and parents to use so that nothing is left behind when you go on vacation.  It includes often forgotten items like a thermometer and Children’s Tylenol (which can potentially save you […]

May 222012
 
Travel Checklists Part II: Toiletries

In Part I of this travel packing list series, I gave you a general packing list for travel so that you’d remember to pack your clothes, shoes, etc.  Here in Part II I’m providing a free downloadable “Toiletry Checklist,” which is a customizable packing checklist for all of your beauty and hygiene items (razor, tweezers, […]

May 162012
 
Travel Checklists Part I

Using “packing checklists” to prepare for travel is a great way to prevent unnecessary purchases while on vacation.  I’ve had to buy everything from disposable razors to socks to tennis shoes because of packing amnesia.  And it never feels good to spend your traveling “fun money” on things you already own at home.  But travel […]

Feb 092012
 
Book Review: Confessions of an Organized Homemaker

Any book that promises to divulge the secrets of “uncluttering your home and taking control of your life” is one that will catch my attention.  Thankfully, the author of Confessions of an Organized Homemakerprovides enough concrete tips, and inspirational pep talk, to warrant that attention. The author, Deniece Schofield, uses a friendly and conversational style to […]