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Vintage Housekeeping Advice

I found this article titled “A Plea for Disorder” in an old Good Housekeeping magazine (the illustration above is from a completely different magazine). The title caught my attention, of course. In fact, in these times when all my online friends are talking about Kondo-izing, decluttering to the point of monkish sparsity, it kind of […]

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Getting Organized: I sometimes find myself with time to kill while my kids are in the tub or doing something nearby but with no cleaning supplies nearby to work with. I’ve been wanting to get better organized for a long time, but this week gave me the concentrated time to see the project to completion. […]

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Messies Vs Cleanies

Updated!  With links!!  With strange typo removed and corrected (I think when I added a picture, some text got inserted in a weird place)!!!  With more exclamation marks!!!! I think there are people who are messy because they are lazy, or tired, or slothful, or lack will power, definitely. Often these days that would be […]

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Household Shortcuts

These are just a few little things that- to be honest- when we actually do them, things go more smoothly than we don’t.  I’m not saying we always follow through on these, just that IMO, things work better when we do.  In no particular order:   If you have a dishwasher, train yourself and your […]

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Organization Tricks and Tips for large families

The best organizational tip is William Morris’ classic advice that you have nothing in your house you do not believe to be beautiful or know to be useful. Reduce, reduce, reduce. Simplify, simplify. I am not very good at following this, btw. Although these suggestions are for elementary school teachers, there are also some good […]

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