• Did you know that food storage can help you save money? Buying items on sale and stocking up can provide long term benefits.

    Why You Should Build a Food Storage (Even if You’re on a Budget)

    Why you can benefit from building up food storage (even if you’re on a tight budget). Don’t think you need a food storage? Or maybe money’s too tight to worry about it? Then you might be missing out on some awesome benefits. Food storage often gets associated with super extreme, maybe sometimes a little crazy, people. (Like the extreme couponers and doomsday preppers on reality TV.) But, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go to any crazy lengths to understand the value of food storage. (And to start building one of your own.) It doesn’t matter if you have a years worth of supplies in your…

  • Use this monthly cleaning schedule to stay on top of all your household cleaning

    How to Make a Monthly Cleaning Schedule That Works

    How to keep your house clean by making (and sticking to) a monthly cleaning schedule. Looking for a monthly cleaning schedule that will actually work for you? Housework is a never-ending fact of life. But the cycle of messes doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By learning how to separate your cleaning and tidying tasks you can turn “overwhelm” into “under control.” The first step to creating a successful monthly cleaning schedule? Stop using the words “cleaning” and “tidying” interchangeably. Learning the difference between cleaning and tidying CHANGED MY LIFE. Seriously. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at…

  • The dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean

    The Dirty Little Secret I use to Keep My House Clean

    How to keep your house clean when you really can’t get on top of things. Want to know about the dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean? It’s something I used to be embarrassed about. I felt like I was cheating at being the perfect wife who could do it all. But you know what? Using this secret weapon every so often allows me to keep my house clean without losing my mind. A nd that has become good enough for me. So, what’s the secret? I use a house cleaning service. Now, let me stop you before you think I’m some rich lady with a weekly…

  • Low on Space But Want a Home Office? Try This!

    Small space home office idea (create a guest room, office combo). Have you ever thought a home office would make your life a bit easier? Having a dedicated space to work, focus, and leave documents sounds pretty good! But, it doesn’t seem very realistic when you don’t have space, time and money to make it happen. I was in that exact situation when my husband went back to university. We needed a dedicated spot for him to study but a home office seemed out of the question. But, just when we thought we may have to give up our guest room (which didn’t seem like the best solution as we…

  • Want to stop being overwhelmed by housework? Here’s my secret!

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by your messy house and want to learn to stay on top of your housework? Do you ever feel like your house runs you instead of the other way around? You know, the never-ending pile of dishes, the laundry, the rotting leftovers in the fridge, the counters that are never clean, the husband that can’t see the mess… it’s exhausting. I’ve been there too! It’s discouraging and hard, but it can get better. And, contrary to what I initially thought it would take (i.e, cleaning harder and/or hiring a maid), improvement comes by focusing on your mindset. 3 Things I did to Go From Overwhelmed to…

  • My honest opinion of the Instant Pot after two years

    Is an Instant Pot Worth It? My Honest Opinion After 2 Years

    Is an Instant Pot worth it? Find out in this honest Instant Pot review. I got my Instant Potabout two years ago, and it’s slowly worked its way into my regular kitchen routine. It’s like the faster version of a crockpot. And while slow cookers still have their place, they are NOT for supper procrastinators (and I’m one of those). If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is an Instant Pot worth it?” you’re at the right place. I’m here to tell you about Instant Pot pros and cons I’ve experienced over the past couple of years so you can see if this kitchen tools is right for you! And, spoiler alert, I’m…

  • The crazy truth about how organization saves you money

    The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money

    How to get organized to save money. If you’re looking for a way to spend less money, focusing on organizationis actually one of the best things you can do.  Did you know it’s actually proven that getting organized can help you control your spending impulses? And, that being disorganized actually has a negative effect on your brainpower (and spending impulse control). But, organization doesn’t just help with impulse control.   It also helps you save money in other ways. Here’s how: The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money 1. Organization Reduces Money Mistakes Getting organized doesn’t mean you’ll never make a money mistake again, but it can help cut back on…

  • The best grocery apps you didn't know exist

    The Best Grocery Apps You Probably Don’t Know Exist

    Grocery apps that help you save money. If you’re a ruthless deal-hunter, these grocery apps might be just what you need to take your food-buying game to the next level. These grocery apps can do things like track your grocery list, save the best coupons, keep an inventory of your fridge, and even help you comparison shop. So stop putting effort into tasks that your phone can do for you. Who has time for that?! Take a look at these grocery apps and let them do the work for you. *This post contains affiliate links – you can read our affiliate policy here. Basically, this means that if you click on…

  • How I saved $175/month on groceries and still ate healthy

    4 Things I Quit to Save $175/Month on Food (While Still Eating Healthy)

    How to save money on groceries while still eating healthy. Want to save money on food? Maybe your grocery budget is tight or you’re looking to free up funds for a savings goal. Either way, you CAN save money on food through planning and shopping smarter. Because, even though groceries are an essential expense, you get to decide just how much to spend. That means groceries are a great thing to tweak when you want to save some cash. If you’re like me though, as much as you want to save money, you don’t want to have to eat junk food to do it. A lot of money saving food…

  • The best secret to save big on groceries

    The Little Known Way to Save Big on Groceries

    How to save money on groceries. When you’re trying to save big on groceries it can seem like you’re at the mercy of the universe. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, the coupons and the sales don’t line up with what you need. And, let’s face it, if you want to eat fresh, healthy food it’s often hard to find discounts for it! But, we know about an AWESOME secret weapon that will help you save big on groceries. Say hello to food share programs! While everyone knows about couponing and in-store points programs to save money, not everyone knows about food share programs. And, it’s about time they…