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Clutter Happens: Mind, Body, Schedule, Finances, Workspace...


Clutter does not only happen at home. In fact, it also can happen in your mind, your body, your schedule, your finances and your workspace. Unfortunately, chances are that if you have clutter in one of those areas, you most likely have clutter in all of those areas. If you have been trying to conquer the clutter in your home, it is time to move beyond and follow these tips for decluttering your life.

Mind – What clutters your mind? Begin by getting a notebook and a pen. Take a deep breath and think about things that you have to do. Write everything down. Once you have written things down, you can see what is necessary to accomplish and you will have a list to keep track of everything else. It can also help if you watch less television as it tends to clutter the mind with things that are not important.

Body – In some cases, people who have a clutter problem also have a weight problem. Sometimes people use both as a self-protection mechanism. If they are overweight or their house is full of “stuff,” they will not have to worry about others getting too close and possibly hurting them. Once they begin to let go of the “stuff” in their home, they may find that it is easier to let go of excess weight as well.

Schedule – How many activities does your family have? If your family is like most, each child has at least one activity they participate in after school. Mom and Dad may each have things they do that keep them on the go. To declutter your schedule, sit down as a family and talk about the activities each does that mean the most them. If you can cut out some activities, you will have more time to share as a family and there will be much less running.

Finances – Think about bills you have that are draining. For instance, is it necessary for everyone in the family to have a cell phone? If the answer is no, then let some of them go and have one extra that your teenager can use while they are away from you. Do you watch all of the channels on satellite or cable? Chances are good that you do not, so pare your programming down to what you know you will watch. Stop eating out so often. Even though eating out is easier, it is more expensive and is often not good for your health.

Workspace – Depending on your job, workspace clutter may or may not be a problem. For those with an office desk, workspace clutter may be having too many pictures or mementos. For those in a factory setting, it may mean you cannot find your tools when you need them. By creating a functional and clean workspace, you increase your productivity, which will make the boss happy.

It is unlikely that anyone consciously decides to have clutter in his or her homes or their lives. Unfortunately, clutter tends to creep in and take over once it starts. Use these tips for decluttering your life and you will marvel at the sense of freedom you experience.

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Want to learn to Belly Dance?

Have you ever wanted to take a class just for fun? Maybe you don’t have the time in your schedule to attend. Belly Dance for Beginners DVD lets you learn a new fun dance and get some exercise all in one and from the comfort of your own home.

Belly dancing is a fun way to drop a few pounds, feel good about yourself and try something new. It is safe for all body types and fitness levels. The instruction is given by a professional belly dancer named Leila.

If you never thought that you could move that way, now you can. The first section of the DVD shows the fundamentals of belly dancing. Learn how to hold your body and move your arms. Moving your hips as they do is not easy but you can practice to get the hang of it. When you are ready, the next section introduces you to some basic belly dance movements. The last section moves you up to performing routines.

The instruction is easy to follow and can be viewed as often as you like until you are able to progress to the next level. With each session your confidence will increase as well as your technique.



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Steps to a Clutter Free Closet


As the seasons change and you have to pull out your sweaters, heavier pants and coats, now is the perfect time to release some clothes you no longer want or need. Follow these tips for a clutter-free closet.

Before you dig out the winter clothes, think about what you want to keep from last season’s clothing. Be sure you have enough time to complete the task of cleaning and clearing out your closet before you get started. There is nothing more frustrating than starting a big project like this, having your clothes all over your bed and then having to stop for some reason. Not only do you have to put your clothes back into your closet quickly so you can sleep that night, but you also lose the momentum and desire to work on the task at all.

Get a couple of empty boxes. Mark each of the boxes with one of these “S” words – Swap, Sell, Store and Scrap. 

* Swap – Items in the Swap box are those you will give or swap with a friend who wears your size. You can also donate them to Salvation Army or Goodwill. These are clothes you do not wear any longer but are usable.

* Sell – Items in this box are those you will sell at a consignment store or online. These clothes are still in good repair but no longer fit.

* Store – Items in this box are those you will store for next year’s use or something that has sentimental value to it.

* Scrap – Items in this box are stained or torn and therefore no longer usable.



All of your clothes (cleaned and pressed) and accessories for this season should go into one of these boxes. Of course, depending upon the number of clothes you have, you may need more than one “store” box. Be sure to set the “store” boxes aside out of the way. Leave the remaining boxes open so you can place other items in them as you take out the clothes for this season.

Now that you have cleaned out your closet, it is time to start putting this season’s clothes and accessories into the closet. Pick out the things you know you will use most often and place them in a prominent place in your closet. Consider whether you want to keep the rest of the clothes that are not your favorites. Get rid of clothes you no longer like or you know will not fit any longer. Take the remaining boxes out to the car so they are not cluttering your room.

You may want to use this trick to help you learn which clothes you can purge once the season starts. As you place items into your closet, turn the hangers around backwards. At the end of the month, look through your closet and see how many hangers face the wrong way. Take those items out and re-evaluate whether you want to keep them or if they can find a new home with someone else. 

Choose how you organize your closet. Some like to place clothes in the closet by colors, others by length and still others by whether you wear them together. You will know the best way to organize them based on your own personal needs. When you are done, you can step back with satisfaction and breathe a sigh of relief that you now have a clutter-free closet.



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Bloggers are invited to participate in the September Party Pack Giveaway hosted by Blogger Media Group, Wiregrass Parenting and Swanky Moms Club!

The Giveaway will run September 15th - 30th with the winner being announced on October 1st!

But this giveaway is different! A blogger wins too!

One lucky winner will receive:

FULL SIZE:
Tastefully Simple: Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix
Tastefully Simple: Bountiful Beer Bread Mix
Sample Size (which is the same size used for Tasefully Simple Parties)
Cheesy Chive Warm Dip Mix

Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix Garlic Garlic Seasoning Blend
Butterscotch Kisses Cocoa Mix
Flavors of India Seasoning Mix
Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam
Peppy Papaya Salsa
Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce
Rich & Cheesy Sauce Mix
Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix
Smoked Paprika & Garlic Dip Mix
Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix
Nana's Apple Cake Mix
Bountiful Beer Bread Mix

Each person who enters will be asked the blog URL they are entering from.

At the END of the giveaway the blogger who referred the WINNING entry will receive:

Sample Size (which is the same size used for Tasefully Simple Parties)
Cheesy Chive Warm Dip Mix
Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix
Garlic Garlic Seasoning Blend
Butterscotch Kisses Cocoa Mix
Flavors of India Seasoning Mix
Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam
Peppy Papaya Salsa
Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce
Rich & Cheesy Sauce Mix
Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix
Smoked Paprika & Garlic Dip Mix
Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix
Nana's Apple Cake Mix
Bountiful Beer Bread Mix

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TUTU MOMMA'S ULTIMATE GIRL PRIZE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY!


Alison is a stay at home mother of 4. She started her business, Tutu Momma, in February of 2011, just after she had her first daughter. She wanted to be able to make her cute hair things and tutus without breaking the bank! She makes hair accessories, tutus, custom shirts, and lots of other girly things. Nearly everything she makes is completely handmade. She is giving away an AWESOME girly prize package, valued at over $100.

This giveaway is brought to you by Tutu Momma and Kara's Deals and Steals.

I'd like to thank our co-sponsor, Utah Sweet Savings.

I'd also like to thank Making of a Mom, Momma's Mission, Parga's Junkyard and Swanky Moms Club for their continued support of this giveaway.

One lucky winner will get the following prize package (pictured above):

Petti Skirt
Tutu
Necklace
4 boutique bows
8 shabby rosette character clips (skulls(2), Barbie, Raggedy Anne, Strawberry
Shortcake, Lala Loopsy, Smurfette, and Cinderella's carriage)


These items fit 18 months-4T and she can go up to a 5 or 6 in the pettiskirt or tutu. The giveaway will run from August 14-August 28 and is open to the U.S. only. Please enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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