6 Decluttering Strategies that Work for Me

by Julie May 16, 2014
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We’re in a state of transition at our house and I’ve been decluttering like a madwoman. Here’s why: My daughter Lindsey is graduating from college this weekend. She has taken a job in Kansas City (yay!) and will be moving home for a bit. She’s moving to a bedroom in the basement in order to […]

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Selling Online to Get Ready for the Holidays

by Julie October 29, 2013

We’re entering what amounts to the busiest time of the year for most people. The holidays bring lots of time commitments in the form of shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, attending social events, and maybe even hosting parties and get togethers as well. So why would anyone want to add to all those stressors by adding […]

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Kids’ Clothes, Toys, Artwork and Schoolwork: What to Get Rid of and What to Keep

by Julie August 20, 2013
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My in-laws celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. They also moved out of the house they’ve lived in for 50 of those years. Various combinations of their nine kids spent weekend after weekend going through the 3-story house and sorting through the things they found there. The attic has proven to be an especially interesting […]

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Blog Rewind: Simplifying and Decluttering in the New Year

by Julie January 7, 2013

First of all, congrats to Rebecca Mc for leaving comment number 44 and winning the Happier at Home book and tote bag giveaway. I really wish I had a book to give each and every one of you who left a comment. They were most appreciated and I was excited to see how many of […]

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Found Money Update: Garage Sale Edition

by Julie July 5, 2012
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I’ve written a lot about getting rid of things by selling them online: on Craigslist: My Weekend Selling on Craigslist, on Amazon: The Money Hiding in Your House: Textbooks on eBay: Top 5 Reasons I Love Selling on eBay at Cash 4 Books: Cash4Book Review I’ve also written about donating your stuff and taking the tax writeoff. But […]

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The Money Hiding in Your House: Textbooks

by Julie May 24, 2012

Most of the time it’s not worth the trouble to try selling books online. The vast majority of books don’t bring a lot of money. And the ones you think might be worth the most (John Grisham novels, books by Oprah’s trainer) are actually worth the least because there are so many of them floating […]

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40 Day Clutter Challenge

by Julie May 22, 2012

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Quintessentially Kate about Found Money, and I’m excited to welcome Lisa from Organize365 to The Family CEO.  Here’s Lisa: Sometimes when your priorities are in the right place, the money takes care of itself. This winter our life was spinning out of control. I […]

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Simplifying Holiday Clutter

by Julie March 22, 2012
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Sharon has inspired me to get more serious about decluttering and to track my progress. So far in 2012, we’ve gotten rid of 87 items: 80 of those were donated and 7 were sold on Craigslist. The earnings from the Craigslist sales were $210 and It’s Deductible tells me that so far we’ve shaved $96 from next year’s tax […]

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Cash In, Stuff Out. My Weekend Selling on Craigslist.

by Julie March 15, 2012

My husband and I had the weekend to ourselves and our plan was to do a little Kansas City staycation. Instead, we watched college basketball (Go Jayhawks!) and decided to go all crazy and list some stuff on Craigslist. I know, we’re madcaps. Here’s what we unloaded: Wicker table and chair.I bought this little set […]

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Cash4Books Bonus

by Julie March 11, 2012

As a follow up to last week’s decluttering books post, I wanted to call your attention to a comment left on an earlier post. The comment was from Hannah at Cash4Books. Here’s what she had to say: Hello, I am an employee at and I wanted to thank you and your readers for the […]

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