How to Keep Small Spaces Organized

Have a closet, drawer, or cabinet in your home that's always disorganized? Learn how to get and keep small spaces organized in just a few steps. These easy tips are great for organizing the closet, bathroom, or kitchen.


We all have that one cabinet, closet, or drawer in our home.  You know, the one that you throw yourself in front of when a guest reaches to open it.  You’re so adamant that they keep it closed, they probably think you’ve stuffed a dismembered corpse inside.

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be embarrassed by that junk drawer?  That entry closet?  That bathroom cabinet?  With an organizational system and a little discipline, you can keep small spaces organized in your home.

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February 20, 2018

How to Make Better Food Choices to Maintain Your Weight

Tired of fad diets? These tips and ideas will help you eat healthy to maintain your weight. Learn how to make better food choices to keep the pounds off and keep fitting into your favorite jeans. You might even lose a little weight! #healthyeating #maintainweight #healthyfood

Busy women don’t have time for tons of exercise or fad diets.  Instead, learn how to make better food choices in favor of a balanced, lower-calorie diet is a sustainable way to maintain your weight.  

I slipped through the backroom door, allowing it to swing shut behind me.  leaning on a nearby shelf, I closed my exhausted, sore eyes.  I could still hear them.  On the other side of the door, the rabid black Friday shoppers  sounded more like a cattle auction than patrons of a trendy teen apparel store.

I exhaled.  I didn’t have time to stand there doing nothing.  I’d be wrangling retail deal seekers well beyond midnight, and I needed to use my 1-hour lunch break to finish a paper for one of my grad school classes.

My jeans pinched my waist as I bent over to grab my laptop and a bag of sweetened dried fruit.  A flash of hesitation fluttered up to my chest as I gripped the bag.  I shouldn’t be eating this, I thought.  But there just wasn’t time to go get something else.  There was never time.

20 pounds later, I wished I’d made the time.

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February 13, 2018

8 Helpful Cleaning Tips for Insanely Busy People

Want a clean house, but work full time? Or maybe you're crazy busy! These cleaning tips and hacks for busy people will help you keep your house clean in the time you have available. #cleaning #hacks #organized

Keeping a house clean while working full-time is challenging.  These helpful cleaning tips for busy people will allow you to commit to cleaning and get the job done in the time you have available.

The flowery chime roared into my ears at 5:15 in the morning, sucking me out of a comfortable slumber.  Sure, I had technically slept in an hour later than I do the rest of the week.  But still.  This was my one day off, and I was exhausted after my usual 60-hour work week.

I turned off the exuberant alarm on my phone, closed my eyes, and willed myself back to bed.  But it was no use.  Thoughts of my neglected toilets, cluttered living room, and cat hair-covered furniture tortured me as I drifted in that netherworld between wake and sleep.

Yes, it was no use.  I had to get up and clean my house.

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January 30, 2018

How to Make Skinny Alfredo Sauce

Save your diet and top your pasta with this skinny alfredo sauce! This low-calorie recipe is the perfect topper for a light and healthy dinner for two, and can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a family of 4 or more. #healthy #skinnyfood

This skinny alfredo sauce is heavy on flavor, but light on fat and calories.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes, and is perfectly sized for two people.  This recipe easily doubles or triples to feed a crowd of 4 or more.

It was almost worth it, I thought to myself as I stared at the inside of the bathroom door.

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January 25, 2018

How to Stop Overshopping Now

Overspending on impulse buys drains your bank account and clutters your home. Try these easy tips to stop impulse spending, curb overshopping, and feel good about the things you buy. #overshopping #shopping #money

Shopping for clothes and decor is great – until it starts cluttering your house and draining your bank account.  Learn how to stop overshopping and curb impulse buys by taking simple actions.

Want to guess how many pairs of black pants are hanging in my closet?

The number is high enough to cause red heat to creep up my cheeks.

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Organizing Fundamentals: 9 Helpful Tools for Organization

A successful organizing project starts with the right tools for organization. Learn essential organizing tools, plus simple tips and tricks to make the best use of each organizing tool! #organizing #organization #organizinghacks

Organizing projects are easier and less stressful with the right tools for organization will make an organizing project easier and less stressful.  Learn the must-have tools for organization, tools that are nice to have, plus some organizing tips and tricks.

Before you start organizing, you need to get organized.  That makes no sense, right?

What I really mean is, organizing is more efficient and less stressful when you have the right tools within arm’s reach.

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January 18, 2018

Healthy Comfort Food: How to Make Skinny Tomato Soup

This skinny tomato soup with spicy bacon grilled cheese is the perfect quicky and easy healthy comfort food! Great for lunch or dinner, this light meal for 2 easily doubles or triples to feed a family of 4 or more. #healthyfood #skinnyfood

This quick and easy skinny tomato soup recipe uses spinach, fire-roasted tomatoes, and turkey bacon to deliver a filling, chunky, healthy meal for 2.  Pair it with the bonus recipe for spicy bacon grilled cheese sandwiches for the ultimate healthy comfort food meal.

Their eyes lock as the candlelight dances across her face.  “She’s never looked so beautiful,” he thinks to himself, as his fork stops in midair.  Stricken by her loveliness, his words, his thoughts are all lost.  He can do nothing but gaze at the love of his life, sitting across the table.

You watch from afar, jealous, despondent.  You’re steaming.  How could they do this to you?

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January 16, 2018

How to Grow Your Savings Account Automatically

Want to increase your savings? Learn how to grow your savings account automatically! Use these tips and tricks to put saving money on autopilot. Save up for a house, car, wedding, Christmas, anything by harnessing the power of automatic funds transfers. #money #savings

Robust savings accounts are an important aspect of financial health.  Learn how to grow your savings account automatically by harnessing the power of automatic funds transfers.

Tapping the side of my phone, I urged my bank app to load.

I needed to buy my plane ticket soon, but I had no idea how much I’d saved.  Or IF I’d saved.

The screen finally finished loading, and my lungs deflated like a pair of woopie cushions when I saw the balance.

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January 11, 2018

How to Plan a Surprisingly Healthy Super Bowl Menu

A game day party doesn't have to mean game over for your diet. Plan a healthy Super Bowl menu! Mix and match ideas for light appetizers, entrees, and desserts to create the ultimate fit fan food lineup! #superbowl #gameday #healthy

A healthy Super Bowl menu is easy to plan, if you know where to look.  This collection of healthy appetizers, entrees, and desserts will please your Super Bowl party crowd, and your waistline, too!

“Oh come on, one isn’t going to kill you.”

You feel your skin crawl underneath your jersey.  You don’t want to be rude, but you’re not that kind of girl anymore.

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January 9, 2018

How to Host a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

Planning and hosting a Super Bowl party can be stressful.  Learn Super Bowl Party basics, and a few tips and tricks to host a stress-free Super Bowl party.

A Super Bowl party.

The thought of planning and hosting it creates a lump of dread in your throat.  Scattered ideas spin around in your head until you can’t see straight.  You’re so busy with everything else that your knees wobble at the thought of adding a party on top of your already-overflowing plate.

Guess what?  I have answers for you.

You can host a fun, stress-free Super Bowl party with some easy prep work, and a short list of supplies.

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