How to Organize your Closet for Under $30

How to Organize your Closet for Under $30

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This is a guest post by Catherine Treme – Personal Finance Blogger & Life Lover –  who blogs at My Work Money Life. After an eternity (5 years, 6 months, 2 days) of struggling in a corporate job that practically sucked the life out of her, she decided to embrace a career change and tackle blogging! 

My Closet Organization Woes

If you’re anything like me you often feel over worked, under paid and struggle to keep life organized. Well, look no further because I have found a solution to keep life organized! Wait, who am I kidding? I still struggle to keep my life organized (just not clothes organization anymore). I don’t care what stage of life you’re in, this space issue seems to be an ongoing issue with no resolution (I always was under the impression there was closet monsters or something). Not only did I not have the space in my tee-n-i-e apartment but I didn’t have the money to get a fancy bedroom set either.

Every morning, it was the same story. Some clothes halfway folded in the floor, some hung up and then some dirty. After accepting that the sniff test was not conducive to a young professional’s life, I decided I needed some cheap closet hacks in order to get my life in order (well, at least with respect to closet organization) in a really big (yet simple) way. (more…)

4 Clean Kitchen Habits You NEED to Adopt

4 Clean Kitchen Habits You NEED to Adopt

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Coming home at the end of the day when my kitchen is clean. My favorite. 

I love setting my purse down in the kitchen, and standing there NOT feeling overwhelmed by mess. (Maybe you’ve always had a clean kitchen, in which case you might not totally relate to what I’m about to say here. But if you’re reading this there’s a good chance that maybe you don’t always have a clean kitchen…)

Walking into my clean kitchen feels a little bit like when painkillers start to kick in. You know, if you’ve had a brutal headache, or cramps, or backache. And you take a Tylenol and 20 minutes later you can feel the relief and life is just better. (I’m not crazy, this is a real thing!)

I used to be messy. I HATED it. It was like the mess was causing me physical pain. Even though it’s been a few months now since I quit being messy, I can still feel the relief that not living in a mess brings. I can still appreciate that not messy is just SO much better than messy. It. Is. Awesome.  (more…)

I Stopped Being Messy and it Changed My Life

I Stopped Being Messy and it Changed My Life

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Seriously, it’s a big deal

Claiming that anything is “life changing” is pretty cliche, I know. It’s the sort of statement we throw around, but it doesn’t really mean anything…

So I should really call this post something else, but I’m struggling to come up with anything less cliche that could actually convey just HOW MUCH this simple change in my habits has improved my life at home.

I’ve stopped being messy. I do this thing where I put stuff away now. (more…)

10 1/2 Tips to Help You Stop Wasting Food

10 1/2 Tips to Help You Stop Wasting Food

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Oh the guilt…

Before we can have an honest conversation about how to stop wasting food, we need to look at some statistics. Did you know that just one quarter of all wasted food could feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world who suffer from hunger (source)?? What about the fact that In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month (source)?

More personally, the average American throws away between $28-433 in the form of about 20 pounds of food each month (source). That is an INCREDIBLE amount of money throughout the year! If we use the smaller numbers, 28×12= $336.00 per YEAR that we are just throwing away. (more…)