clutter

How do you declutter?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to decluttering: Touch everything only once, and Declutter in steps, moving piles around until it’s done. When you touch everything only once, you pick up an item and put it in its rightful place immediately, even if it means going to the other side of the (read more…)

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4 simple ideas to help you clean a messy house

Our house is a disaster. There, I said it. We had company for almost a month, and my mother-in-law was such a help to me, I hardly did anything. Now I’m paying the price. I most definitely prefer a regular habit of basic upkeep so that the home doesn’t get to the point of unrecognition (read more…)

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Another non-scrapbook project with scrapbook paper

I guess all this scrapbook paper my mother-in-law brought with her has gotten me inspired again. Here’s my latest art project: The colors are more muted in real life. The orange isn’t so orange, and the robin’s egg blue and chocolate brown really complement our room’s colors. Oh, and the splotches aren’t accidental – that’s (read more…)

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Funkifying cans into colorful pots

Problem: Terracotta flower pots are expensive in this country, and I’m not big on the plastic kind. I can recycle cans, but then they’ll look ugly. Solution: Scrapbook paper and Modge Podge! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for what I made today… the beginnings of our burgeoning urban balcony container garden. Step 1 – Empty the (read more…)

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