The Mom Guides You Need To Read

MinimalistMom

I'm here to tell you, being a mother is no easy job.  It's the hardest job you'll ever have.  At the same time, it's the most fun and rewarding.  As I've made the transition from work from home entrepreneur to work from home mother, there are a few guidebooks I've read that have allowed me to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Every day isn't easy, and there are some days where I want to ...

Bartering Basics

Bartering Basics

In a time where we don't all have as much money as we'd like to buy the services and goods we need, bartering is making a comeback.  Bartering is all about exchanging what you have for what someone else has.  Finding someone who wants what you can provide inn exchange for something you need, is the perfect way to keep your budget in check.  So how do you barter?  Here are some tips to be ...

5 Ways To Save Money

5 Ways to Save Money

When you say the words "save money" it usually brings up feelings of dread, longing or anxiety.  However, there are a lot of super easy ways to save money that won't make you feel like you're depriving yourself.  I wanted to share with you some things that I do personally to make our budget stretch like a Cirque du Soleil performer. 1.  Get rid of paper towels and dusters.  Instead, use ...

Freebees For All

Freebees For All

Everyone loves something for free.  There are lots of freebee and coupon sites out there.  However, we can often find ourselves shopping a sale for something we don't need, just because it's a good deal.  I wanted to pull together some deals for you on things you CAN use and will love!  Who doesn't love a freebee?   Athleta offers free workout classes on various days during the week ...

Organizing Saves You Money

Organizing is more than just a neat and tidy home.  It's a way of life that allows you to find things when you need them, use your time effectively and possibly most importantly, save money.  Here are some ways that getting organized can help you save cash.  Start keeping track of what you save and treat yourself to a day at the spa, or even a mini vacation! Know What You Own-By creating a ...

Coffee Can Makeover

Can and Spray Paint

Coffee cans...not so exciting on their own.  However, with a little effort and some supplies you can turn them into organizing super stars.  I'm going to show you a few ways to give them a makeover.  (They will look stunning enough that you will WANT them in your home!)  I'll also show you a few ways to use them.  Read on, I promise you'll be inspired. The first coffee can makeover is a ...

Pro Tip: Organize With Creamer Containers

Creamer Containers

I love organizing with empty containers or other things I already have around the house.  I wanted to show you how you can use creamer containers (with the label removed and washed out) to organize dry goods. I love creamer containers for storing things like baking goods, rice, trail mix and so on because the bottle is sturdier than a plastic bag.  It also takes up a smaller footprint in ...

Organizing With Contact Paper

Clipboard and Contact Paper

When you think of contact paper do you think of your grandmother's cabinets?  I was shocked to find out that contact paper has become stylish AND easy to use.  I fell in love with some of the patterns I was seeing so I set out to show YOU just how you can use it in your life. Please note I received samples of contact paper from Chic Shelf Paper.  All the patterns you see here are available ...

Make Your Own Cord Organizers

Add Holes

Organizing cords can be difficult.  The fact that cords come in many shapes and sizes, you need to carry some with you and they get tangled easily, and you have a recipe for an organizing nightmare.  I wanted to give you some ways to organize the cords you use frequently and use on to go.   I'm going to show you a two different organizers, but I'll start with the easier of the two. ...

Diaper Wipe Container Organizing

Diaper container organizing

Have a baby at home?  If you do, you have lots of those diaper wipe containers.  Despite not having a baby, I buy those wipes for my dogs, clean up after a workout and to clean up sticky messes on the go.  This post is all about reusing, repurposing and recycling what you've already purchased and have on hand. For this post, I wanted to have lots of matching containers.  A dear friend ...