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3 Tips to Transition from Everyday Use to Guest Bathroom

If you're fortunate enough to have a dedicated guest bathroom - one that doesn't have to serve for every day use as well - woohoo! For the rest of us, though, typically the bathroom available to our guests also has to be used for someone who lives in the house every day. This double-duty guest bathroom presents its own set of challenges for preparing for friends or family to come over. If they are just coming for a short visit that doesn't involve an overnight stay, you mostly want to be able to pick up quickly so they don't see your stuff.


The Importance of Sorting

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The Importance of Sorting: Organizing Lessons from Fiction

The first thing that happens to Harry Potter and his fellow first-year students when they arrive at Hogwarts is getting sorted into one of four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. It is with some difficulty that the Sorting Hat decided to put Harry in Gryffindor because he also had many traits belonging to those in Slytherin house. We later find out that Hermione, too, gave the Sorting Hat a challenge. She could have just as easily belonged in Ravenclaw as she did in Gryffindor.


Post-Christmas Pick-Up

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Post-Christmas Pick-Up - Suggestions to make cleaning up after Christmas a little easier

Christmas has come and gone, and we've reached my least favorite part of the season: the post-Christmas pick-up.

You know the feeling. Decorating was fun because it made the house so festive and cozy. The tree looked so good with all of those lovely packages beneath them. There was an air of anticipation and excitement.

That's all over now. It's time to clean up and figure out where stuff goes.


Because I've Always Done It That Way

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Because I've Always Done It That Way - Reasons we don't find new ways to do things

I'm having a hard time this holiday season because I can't do things the way I've always done them.

The hubby and I moved from Oklahoma to northern Indiana in August, so this is our first Christmas in a new place. After spending the last 11 Christmases in the same house, I'm finding it hard to adjust to a new way of "doing Christmas." Though it's not JUST because we're in a different house.

The difficulty is compounded by the fact that we're in an apartment with a lot less space and stricter rules.


4 Tips for Making Laundry Less Agitating

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4 Tips for Making Laundry Less Agitating - You can make laundry easier even if you don't like doing it.

I have a confession to make. I like doing laundry.

I'll wait while you pick yourself up off the floor.

I'm serious, though. I actually enjoy the process of getting everything washed and put away where it goes. As someone who enjoys the whole organizing process, laundry gives me a chance to repeatedly start and finish an organizing project. It puts me in a zen state.

But even if you don't have the same warm-fuzzies about washing your clothes, there are still ways to make it less of a chore.

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