The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your blenders, rice cookers, and cherry pitters. It’s time for the January 2021 Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on kitchen items. We all have gadgets and gizmos in the kitchen that we bought thinking we needed them. Then, as it turns out, they have sat in our cupboards unused. Or, perhaps we used them once and then relegated them to the storage area. For this month, we won’t be just focusing on kitchen gadgets, but all kitchen items that are found in the kitchen. So that includes baking sheets, dishes, etc. Let’s make sure that the items in our kitchenRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your lights, baubles, skeletons, and wreaths. It’s time for the December Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on holiday decorations. By the end of the month, we have gone through every holiday in a calendar year. This makes it the perfect opportunity to go through all of those holiday decorations. We know what ones we did and didn’t use over the course of the year. In fact, there may be some you have been meaning to get rid of over the years but end up returning them to the box instead. No more. Let’s make sure what the decorations we keepRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your collector’s plates, heirlooms, and precious memories. It’s time for the November Use It Up Challenge. This month’s focus is on sentimental items. I have gone easy on you for the last 10 months of this decluttering challenge, so it’s time to really push things. Sentimental items are one of the hardest categories to declutter for obvious reasons. We don’t want to give up our beloved stuffed bear from childhood, or the first pair of shoes our child owned, or that set of fancy dishes that we have never used! But here’s the problem. All of that stuff, while important to you, is stillRead More →

Fall is in the air. The time has come for summer to end and for fall to make its appearance. Already, the temperatures are starting to drop and we are welcomed with crisp mornings and the beginning of leaves changing. If you are like me, fall is your favorite season. There are so many reasons to enjoy autumn and all it has to offer, whether it is baking apple muffins, attending fall fairs, or decorating your home. What better way to welcome fall than making a DIY Autumn Wreath to hang on your front door. This craft is a great way to spend the afternoonRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Grab your yarn, paint, ribbon, and glue! It’s time to put those crafting supplies and skills to good use with the April Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on crafting supplies. Whether you are a veteran crafter or just starting out, there is a good chance you have more crafting materials lying around the house than you thought. Perhaps you had intended to start a new craft hobby, bought the supplies and never got around to it. Maybe you are planning to make an item for someone’s birthday or an upcoming holiday. Now is the time to find those items and putRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

March ushers in the start of spring and that means that spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. With temperatures rising, it’s time to air out our homes after the long winter, knock out the dust and refresh the home with a good cleaning. There’s a good chance that your home already has the cleaning products you need in order to perform your spring cleaning. While cleaning occurs regularly around the year, spring cleaning is a bit different. It’s not just a quick wipe down of surfaces, it’s a deep cleaning that really gets every bit of dirt from every nook and cranny. That’s why theRead More →

Not all gardening occurs outside. Adding some indoor plants to your home is a great way to include some extra life and a pop of color in any room. It can also help to keep your green thumb going during the cooler months of the year. Whether you live in a warm or cooler climate, indoor gardening is a great option. Even if you don’t have a green thumb these easy to grow indoor plants are something you can add to your home. In fact, this is a great way to grow that green thumb of yours. With a little research, finding low maintenance plantsRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Candles are a popular item to buy. With so many scents out there, it’s easy to want to own them all. In fact, you may find that you have a huge collection of candles in your home. The question is, are you actually using those candles? If you are, then you are on the right track. However, there are many people out there who buy candles regularly but rarely or never use them. Perhaps they don’t want to use up their favorite scent. Or they just like the look of the candle on their shelf. Whatever your reason for not using them, it’s time toRead More →

How many times have you seen a notebook in the store and thought “Oh, I need this!” Only to discover 30 unused notebooks at home? What about promising, or even making a resolution, to journal every day? You may stick with it for a week or so, but soon that journal gets abandoned. The notebook gets shoved in a drawer or cupboard with all the others. Or perhaps, notebooks are where you keep your story ideas. You want to write a novel, but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet. Then the January Use It Up Challenge is for you! This month, we are focusingRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

We all have stuff in our house. Items bought with the intention of using but then we don’t get around to it. The next thing you know, those things are shoved in the closet or on a shelf and you forget all about it.¬†Worse is when you go out and buy that same item again. Now you have two and you still aren’t using them! We may have even made decluttering goals but haven’t stuck with them. Perhaps you tackled a few easy to declutter items but now aren’t sure what to do next. Even after decluttering the home, there may still be items inRead More →