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I'm Caroline Roberts - your guide for getting your home decluttered and organized once and for all!

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A Your Path to Simplified member recently asked me what I do when I’m not motivated to tackle a project.  This happens to me all time.  Once upon a time, I would have said “plow through it,” but I’ve since learned that is definitely not the way to go.  I don’t pretend to have all […]

How to get stuff done when you don’t feel like it.

Motivation & Inspiration

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How many times have you said something along the lines of “they would be so lost if something happened to me?” I have said that many times about my husband, and it’s a really bad feeling.  We share household tasks pretty evenly, and I tend to be the CEO of the house.  I keep up […]

Organizing Important Documents

Organizing Important Documents

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Raise your hand if your closet storage is optimized.  Most of my clients have respectable storage spaces in their homes. Their frustration comes from the space not being used to its full potential. I was so excited to be able to makeover this little boy’s closet!  Not only because this little boy is one of […]

Kids Closet Makeover

Kids Closet Makeover Before Shelves

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Most of us have heard some variation of the Golden Rule.  The gist is to treat others as you would treat yourself.  I caught a 10% Happier podcast episode a few months ago that argued we should actually be doing the opposite of the golden rule.  Say what?! Most people are much kinder to other […]

Self Love

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Do you cringe when your child opens a gift from a beloved family member because you know that they won’t be able to hide their disdain for another coloring book when all they really wanted a PS5 game?  You gently nudge them, remind them to say thank you, and tell them “It’s the thought that […]

What to do with gifts that don’t spark joy?

What to do with gifts that don't spark joy

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Call your friends! (This is going to be fun!) For a very limited time, we are offering Zoom parties where you can learn “Your Path to Simplified” with your friends! What? “Your Path to Simplified” – Learn the 6-step process I use with my 1:1 clients, so you can do it in your own home! […]

Virtual Parties

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I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I’m a planner.  I’m always thinking ahead and strategizing.  It’s usually a good thing, and it brings me peace of mind knowing that I’ve had a chance to think through things.  However it can also be pretty exhausting. Instead of jumping into goal setting and resolutions for […]

8 Things That Brought Me Joy in 2021

8 Things That Brought Me Joy in 2021

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A lot of people use the terms “meal plan” and “meal prep” interchangeably, but they are very different. They go hand-in-hand, and you need them both in your life.  I am so excited that our Masterclass for January 2022 is all about how to do BOTH.  Booth Parker, a personal finance expert, a mom, and […]

Meal Planning vs Meal Prepping

Meal Planning vs Meal Prepping Pinterest Pin

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In honor of my mom’s 70th birthday today, I am sharing 7 organizing tips that I learned from her! #1 Brain Dump!  (Ok, so I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard her use the phrase “brain dump,” but that’s what she does!)  It’s overwhelming to keep your tasks and thoughts in your head.  When you have […]

7 Organizing Tips I Learned from My Mom

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Let’s get one thing out of the way, I’m no Ebenezer Scrooge. I love giving and receiving gifts, but I have to admit that the thought of bringing more things into the home around Christmas causes a little stress for me.  We do not need anything, and while I realize gifting isn’t all about needs, […]

43 Gift Ideas That Will Not Clutter Your Home

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I'm Caroline Roberts - your guide for getting your home decluttered and organized once and for all!

tell me more...

Categories

KonMari MethoD™

Storage

Decluttering

Systems/Routines

Created by REVAfrom the Noun Project

Personal Life