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How to Pack 2 Months of Life Efficiently & Minimally

How to Pack 2 Months of Life Efficiently & Minimally Jordan and I love efficiency to a fault. Before Christmas we went to an Operation Christmas Child packing center to volunteer with our church. The objective was easy, pack boxes to get them prepared to ship around the world to bring a smile to children. We both got placed on the taping station. We taped the box shut, that was it. It all started docile enough chatting with our group and getting the hang of the process. But soon enough we were...

How Downsizing Cured My Indecision

Middle children can’t be choosers. They are too busy trying to not be forgotten. I have four wonderfully interesting & quirky siblings. I am smack dab in the middle, like a chips ahoy cremewhich.   (watch the add for a dose of advertising nostalgia, you won’t regret it)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnqTooBJQSM *experiences immediate regret* Hand-me-downs were a natural part of life and while it allowed me a happily low-maintenance disposition I also lacked a certain sense of...

The 8 Surprising Benefits To Having A Decluttered Home

Living in a decluttered home has numerous benefits. You enjoy a space that looks beautiful and is in a constant state of tidiness. What you may not realize are that there are innumerable hidden benefits to having a decluttered home. So without further ado, here are 8 surprising benefits to having a decluttered home. 1. Organizing Takes Half The Time- ok so this one isn't’ that surprising but it’s so crucial, less stuff means less time to put stuff away. Which means that you can...

June Update – Be A Rebel

Summer is here, in all its sunny & humid glory! I have had a month of equal parts determination and exhaustion. My brain has been full to the brim with ideas, but between my full time job, attempting the Whole 30, and exercising regularly I have struggled to find time to sleep much less work on my side hustle consistently. My main focus for June has been to work on a new Udemy course entitled “Decluttered Bliss in 30 Days.” I’m very excited to release it and give people an...

5 Reasons Why You’re Organizing Your Closets All Wrong

Cleaning out your closets most likely fills your heart with dread and trepidation. Typically, it is put off until the pile overflows into the hall or you can’t shut the closet door anymore.  While you may not get great pleasure out of organizing closets, this information will at least make the task bearable. It might not be pleasant to tackle all the junk, but having one more useful space in your home increases the functionality of your overall space considerably.  Let's dive in...

Surviving Summer – 15 Life Hacks for Pale People

I don’t know about you but I love the summer. Flip flops, boogie boarding, and lounging in the sunshine brings a smile to my face.  I love the sun but the sad truth is the sun doesn’t love me back. Well, I guess you could say the sun loves me TOO much... I was the child wearing a t-shirt over my bathing suit with a big white glob of sunscreen on my nose and a giant hat on my head. To help out my sunburned friends here are 15 summer life hacks. It's a good reminder for all of you...

April 2018 Update

  You know how you can hear the same song over and over again and it doesn't impress you that much, and then one day you hear it and it hits you, BAM! All of a sudden that song encompasses everything you feel in that moment and it strikes a chord so true you can't help but be emotionally moved. That is exactly how I feel about finally starting a side hustle. My husband started working towards becoming an online entrepreneur about 3 years ago and he now works successfully from home...

Miranda Ring

Miranda is a lover of chocolate, braids, hikes, naps and her pet avocado plants. Her mission is to help you let go of the excess in your life and focus on achieving your goals.  

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