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Decluttering Cookbooks: 157 Cookbooks In My Library

Sheltering in place means more time to cook and bake at home. I rediscovered a few amazing cookbooks and decluttered some cookbooks as well for someone else to enjoy. Three months into the year and I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking as I work my way through my cookbook collection. I started the year with 162 cookbooks in my library. Down from 219 when I started

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 162 Cookbooks In My Library

My Cookbook Challenge enters its third year. I begin 2020 with 162 cookbooks. Which ones will I keep and which ones will I declutter moving forward? It’s taken two full years now to declutter my enormous cookbook library and it’s about 60% complete. My enthusiasm for cooking usually wanes in the heat of the summer. I can’t bear to turn on the oven and live off of fruit, yogurt, and

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25 Things To Declutter Right Now!

Ready to declutter right now? The best tips and tricks to immediately declutter your home in twenty-five different categories and begin the year with less stuff. A new year is upon us and there is no need to wait for spring to clear out the clutter. I find it incredibly gratifying to begin the year with a deep clean, declutter, and purge. The positive impact it has on my state

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Curate A Fabulous Wardrobe That You Will Actually Wear Using The One In, One Out Rule Part II

Here I share with you one of my tried and true practices that will help result in a curated wardrobe of items you actually love and will wear using the One In, One Out Rule. I wrote a blog post about how I upgrade my wardrobe without adding to the number of things that I own using the One In/One Out rule earlier this year. I’m no stranger to the

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A Quick & Fun Decluttering Challenge

Inspired by the Messy Minimalist’s Clutter-free Christmas Challenge, I spent my Sunday decluttering items from her creative 10 categories. This challenge can be done once as a quick and fun way to rid yourself of a minimum of 10 items or continued throughout the month of December and beyond. The 10 categories are listed below. In just one day, I got rid of 19 items because I found multiples in

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A New Season: 15 More Things to Declutter Right Now!

Fall is here. Take advantage of the cooler weather as well as that sense of hitting the reset button that autumn affords us. It’s a new season and the holidays are approaching, now is a good time to clear out and edit categories and areas of our lives that we often ignore. Earlier this year, I wrote a list of 25 things to declutter, here are 15 more things to

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What I Got At Brimfield Flea & Declutter (One In, One Out Rule)

I look forward to going to Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts every year. I went to the show in May but skipped the July show. It was just too hot so I was filled with anticipation getting ready for last weeks show and the final one of the year. I took some photos of some of the marvelous things I saw but didn’t buy. I didn’t buy any housewares or

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Curate A Fabulous Wardrobe That You Will Actually Wear Using The One In, One Out Rule Part I

Here I share with you one of my tried and true practices that will help result in a curated wardrobe of items you actually love and will wear using the One In, One Out Rule. I adhere to a strict One In, One Out Rule when it comes to bringing non-consumables into my house as a way of maintaining a grip on the amount of stuff I own. When it

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 168 Cookbooks In My Library

A year and a half into my journey to declutter my cookbook library. I began at 219 cookbooks and I’m down to 168 today. I hope you will follow along. This past spring was crazy busy and I didn’t get to focus on my cookbook challenge as much as I would have liked. However, I did manage to try several new recipes, repeats, and ultimately declutter four cookbooks in my

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 172 Cookbooks In My Library

My challenge to make a minimum of two recipes from every cookbook I own and decide whether or not to keep it continues with 172 cookbooks to go. I did quite a bit of cooking these past winter months, baked a lot of bread and made plenty of soup. I’ve decluttered 18 cookbooks so far this year and now I am down to owning 172 cookbooks. There have been several

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