Spring Cleaning Tips


Thanks to Febreze Spring Scents for sponsoring today’s conversation about Spring Cleaning Tips.

spring cleaning tips Spring Cleaning Tips

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring.  The trees are budding out, the birds are chirping, and animals are coming out of their hibernation.  Know what else is happening?  Spring cleaning!

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Organize Your Closet with Rubbermaid All Access Bins

how to organize your closet Organize Your Closet with Rubbermaid All Access Bins

One of the things that I can always use more of is storage and organization. I suppose that those are really two different things that go hand in hand, though, aren’t they? I have decided that one of my missions for 2014 is to get more organized. This, I need to tell you, is no small feat!

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How to Organize Paperwork

How to Organize Paperwork was inspired by Fellowes.   Samples may have been provided to facilitate this article.

How to organize your paperwork How to Organize Paperwork

One of the biggest clutter magnets is my desk, workspace, and home office.  There’s all these little pieces of paper that are hanging around, and I don’t know why.  Do I need to keep them?  Can I toss them out?  Oh, wait…maybe that’s a receipt I need for a deduction or a reimbursement at work.  I’ll set it to the side and decide on it later.  And later never seems to come around, does it?

I realized I needed to learn how to organize paperwork.

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Cleaner Dishes with Cascade Platinum

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I hate to do dishes. Hate  hate hate it.  Normally, I’d say that hate is a really strong word, and you shouldn’t use it, except in extreme circumstances, but, ehhh….I hate to do dishes.  When I move into a new place, I make sure that there’s a dishwasher. 

My current dishwasher is old and creaky.  It’s not the best in the world, but it beats the heck out of doing dishes by hand.  One of the ways that I make sure that my dishes are clean is by using Cascade and the new Cascade Platinum packs. 

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4 Simple and Easy Summer Organizing Tips

These summer organizing tips were brought to you by our friends at Current.  All opinions are my own. 

summerorganizingtips 4 Simple and Easy Summer Organizing Tips

It seems like it was just Winter; here it is the end of May, but we had snow a couple of weeks ago!  Somehow, we are now in full blazing hot and humid Summer weather.  And Summer officially doesn’t begin for another four weeks.

Summer means we spend more time outdoors, and less time inside doing the mundane jobs around the house.  By starting your summer organizing now, you can have extra time to do the outdoorsy stuff – gardening, biking, swimming or taking a short vacation.  Add in a few useful home accessories, and the task is even easier.

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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Building an Art Collection on a Budget

buildanartcollection Building an Art Collection on a Budget

Herbert Vogel, who passed away last year at the age of 89, was a retired postal clerk from New York. To all intents, along with his librarian wife Dorothy, Herbert lived a normal life. However, together, they were one of the most fascinating and unassuming art collectors the world has ever known.

From the early sixties onwards, they brought together over 4,700 works of art, which they stored in their humble one-bedroom apartment. It was a passionate endeavour, one that they managed to enjoy on their modest incomes.

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Getting Organized with ClosetMaid

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I am a bit of a messy person.  I may or may not have mentioned this before, I really can’t remember.  Anyway, my mess issues are three or four-fold.  I’m a bit of a packrat, you see.  I can’t bear to throw anything away, always believing that it’s going to be the perfect item I need for some project.  Well, that’s not totally true.  I throw lots of stuff away, but if I deem it has value, it has to stay FOREVER

I am always in the midst of a project – or ten – and I have half projects sitting all over.  I tend to do projects assembly line rather than one from start to finish.  Since it’s a beautiful day I might as well paint everything I ever thought about making all at once.  Or I might was well glue everything since I have it out. 

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