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Ten Tips for Using Craigslist. Have you ever purchased or sold anything on Craigslist?

Ten Tips for Using Craigslist

If not, let me fill you in on what you’re missing. It’s like the ultimate online garage sale! Here’s my latest purchase — just bought it today! A nearly new IKEA couch, slipcover and ottoman for $250. I have used Craigslist extensively for the past 2 years. Free Downloads. Are you looking to simplify and organize your life?

Free Downloads

Choose from a variety of FREE planning forms below. You can download each form individually by clicking on the form’s name, or you can download all the forms in one category as a single file by clicking on the Master List beneath the heading. Feel free to print as many as you need! Budgeting Workbooks: Budgeting Workbook — this is the workbook I use to track all our finances.

Daily Planners: Read more about how I use my daily planner. Track Your Finances. It’s Day #3 of my “11 in 2011 Challenge” — and this goal is one of my favorites!

Track Your Finances

How many times have you been told to “Create a budget”? You know you SHOULD create a budget…but have you ever actually taken the time to make one? And even if you have a budget, do you use it and stick to it? If you answered “no” to either of those questions, chances are you either hate budgets, or you don’t know where to start…right? If you fall into the “hate budgets” category, there’s really not much I can do for you. Before you can create a reasonable budget {one that makes sense for you and your family}, you need to know how much you’re currently spending. Goal #3: Track Your Finances. My Time Budget. I’ve always thought it was/is really important to create a financial budget and implement limits for yourself as to what you will and will not spend money on.

My Time Budget

Do You Have “Fun Money”? Source & source About two months ago, I won a $100 American Express gift card from an affiliate program I’m involved in.

Do You Have “Fun Money”?

Yes, I’ve won things before, but they were always “things”… not cold hard cash! Need-less-to-say, I was pretty excited! When the card came in the mail, my initial thought was, I could probably buy 3 – 4 weeks worth of groceries with this… But then I thought, NO — I’m not spending this gift on groceries, gas, utility bills, or any of our other boring monthly expenses. This money will be my “fun money”! Now, obviously $100 can’t buy an unlimited amount of fun, but I did manage to make it last for over a month. Life...Your Way — Personalized Solutions for Intentional Living.

Life...Your Way Printables — Personalized Solutions for Intentional Living. Becoming Minimalist. Real Simple - Recipes, Organizing, Beauty, Fashion, Holidays. I'm an Organizing Junkie. Organizing: Winter Organizing Tips - Martha Stewart. Roomy Vanity and Triptych Mirror - Martha Stewart DIY Decorating. Craft Dreamroom. Home Smarts: Save Space in Bedrooms and Living Areas - Martha Stewart. Back to School: Cool Kid's Room Ideas - Martha Stewart. Bedroom and Bathroom Decorating: Bedroom Organization Tricks - Martha Stewart. Office in a Chest - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Home Smarts: Repurposed Furniture and Decor - Martha Stewart. Printables.

Garage Sale Tips: Clear Clutter With A Yard Sale. Garage sale, tag sale, yard sale--whatever you call it, the garage or yard sale is part and parcel of the American way of life. On sunny weekend mornings, slow-moving cars ("I brake for yard sales! ") circle suburban neighborhoods as their occupants hunt baby toys and panini makers, auto parts and cocktail shakers. If you're in active declutter mode, the next stop is your house! A yard sale can clear clutter and score some cash, but it helps to have a road map. Getting organized for a garage sale can mean more money and less stress. Get Organized. Declutter 101: Where Do I Start? Ready to cut clutter on the homefront--but not sure where to start? Standing amid the stacks and piles, it can be hard to find a good spot to dive in and begin. Too often, de-clutter efforts fizzle along with the light of day.

This time, resolve to succeed! To get your organized journey off to a good start, try these clutter-cutting start points. They will help free a strangled household from the clutter monster. First Step: A Single Small Success At the outset, adjust your vision downward from the big (cluttered) picture, to zero in on one small, solvable clutter problem. Beginning your war against clutter with a small success provides welcome motivation for the long haul.

Slow and Steady Progress Clutter tolerance seems to run a fever cycle, much like the flu. Just as clutter arises gradually, over time, so it must be fought gradually and over time. Resist the temptation to go all-out in fevered, short-term sorties against clutter. Schedule Declutter Sessions Trust me.