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Decluttering Cookbooks: 152 Cookbooks In My Library

Quarantine panic baking, decluttering my cookbook collection, and eating a lot of carbs during these stressful and uncertain times. We are living in some very dark times. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. When I feel anxious, I eat. I’ve been baking quite a bit and I’m at least 70% of the way through my cookbook challenge to prepare at least two recipes from every

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Spring Cleaning: 15 More Things to Declutter Right Now!

Spring is here. Let’s take advantage of this time at home to hit the reset button by spring cleaning and decluttering areas of our lives we often neglect. You can catch up on my list of 25 things to declutter from earlier this year. 15 More Things To Declutter Today 1. Digital Clutter.  Take some time to unsubscribe to lists or advertisements that clutter your inbox.  I realize that it’s

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 154 Cookbooks In My Library

Sheltering in place, decluttering my cookbook library, and making a lot of sourdough bread with a 150-year-old sourdough starter. Like most people in quarantine around the world, I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. This time at home has provided me with an opportunity to dedicate energy toward my project of cooking recipes from every cookbook that I own and then deciding whether or not I should

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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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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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