Archive for ' At Home'

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering Posted:January 21, 2015 By:Liz Long

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering

Have you  heard the story about a jar, rocks, and sand? It’s a great life lesson about setting priorities and is a great demonstration of getting started with decluttering. If you put the sand in, then the [...]

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You Posted:January 12, 2015 By:Liz Long

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You

You want to do the 52 Week Savings Plan. You’ve printed out the chart, posted it somewhere you can’t help seeing it every day, and have a jar ready to hold your money (including a picture [...]

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month) Posted:January 11, 2015 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month)

A very long time ago, I used to be able to go grocery shopping without a list. I could think of meals for my husband and I while I was at the store and gather the [...]

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose! Posted:January 09, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose!

When I talk about “taking the plunge,” I do not mean in an abstract, sitting-around-the-table-after-dinner, philosophical way. I’m talking about, “let us identify the absolute scariest thing you can think of and then do it.” In [...]

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips! Posted:January 08, 2015 By:Jessica Hentze

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips!

Every year more stuff seems to accumulate. The closets, drawers, and cubbies become cluttered. Things are not as organized as they once were, and spaces just feel overwhelmed with stuff. Deciding what to keep and what [...]

Introducing our Skill of the Month Club! Posted:January 07, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Introducing our Skill of the Month Club!

A few years ago on this blog, I started a Skill of the Month Club that focused on a new skill to learn each month. I posted an article or two about that skill and encouraged [...]

A Scary Scenario: The One-Hour Meltdown Posted:January 07, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

A Scary Scenario: The One-Hour Meltdown

Every once in a while I read something that stops me in my tracks and slaps me up the side of my head, as my dad would say. Years ago it was the book Patriots by James Wesley [...]

Shape Up Your Budget: Tips for accumulating more cash! Posted:January 07, 2015 By:Kris

Shape Up Your Budget: Tips for accumulating more cash!

Shaping up in the new year? Shape up your budget, too!  End the year with more cash on hand using some or all of these budget tips! Set a goal Just like your physical shape-up, you [...]

Tight Space Prepping: Decorating your home for survival Posted:January 03, 2015 By:Teraesa Farrell

Tight Space Prepping: Decorating your home for survival

Just because you live in a small apartment or home doesn’t mean that you can’t join the wonderful world of prepping. There are many ways to have a garden, store food, and enjoy your living space [...]

18 Ways to Complicate Your Life Posted:January 02, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

18 Ways to Complicate Your Life

In honor of Patrice Lewis’s book, The Simplicity Primer,  I offer an alternative: my “primer” to over-complicating your life.  I have tried all these strategies and can vouch for their success. 1.    Insist on a, “nice [...]