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Other than Thigh Chaffing is Real… If you follow along with me on Instagram, you know that I recently started running.  I’ve always enjoyed exercising, but I have adamantly been against running.  Frankly, it’s hard, and I didn’t think I was “made” for it.  Whatever that means. I got tired of telling myself that I […]

4 Things I’ve Learned from Running

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As a mom, I think it is crucial to build community to support one another. All of us have different skills, expertise, and talents. It’s when we come together that we are able to utilize the experience, knowledge, and skills of everyone involved to achieve a shared goal. It was such a pleasure collaborating with […]

How to Prepare for School – Collab with Kristin

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My assistant, Ash, and I were talking this morning about authenticity and how so many people think of “being real” as airing their dirty laundry.  ( I assure you that no dirty laundry will be aired here.  The women of Bravo do a fine job of that if you need some drama! 😆 ) I […]

Step away from the magic wand.

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If anyone knows homes, it’s Realtor.com. They have an awesome series on decluttering your home, and I am so honored to be featured in the article all about decluttering bathrooms! The post shares five strategies that will help you downsize your bathroom junk! 1. Gather all bathroom items “Gather everything [that belongs in the bathroom] […]

Realtor.com Article Ft. Caroline Roberts

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With two businesses, two kids, two dogs (I’m beginning to sound like Noah’s ark), and two one husband, we have a lot going on around here.  No doubt you do to, so I’m eager to share with you how I keep up with schedules, tasks, etc. using my daily planner. I’m not a teacher, and […]

If you feel scattered, miss appointments, and have a million to-do lists, this post is for you!

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(This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.) Here are 6 Tips to Thrive in the Dog Days of Summer with Kristin Ferree of Crystal Coast Family If your summer has lost its sparkle, you will want to read this!  Caroline’s friend […]

Has Your Summer Lost its Sparkle?

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If you are a mom, you know dealing with kids’ clothing is a huge task. Kids’ clothes are a never-ending cycle of too big, too small, hand-me-downs, worn out, etc. Here’s how I handle it in my house, and I hope some of these tips will work for you! To give some perspective, I have […]

How I Handle the Never-Ending Cycle of Kids Clothing!

Professional Organizer Caroline Roberts organizing clothes

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Have you ever walked into a junky room and had no idea where to start?  It can feel so overwhelming, and that feeling can often make us walk right out of that room without accomplishing anything!  You know what you are missing?  Vision.  You don’t know where to start because you don’t know where you […]

The One Thing You Must Do Before Decluttering Your Home

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Hello sweet summer and sunshine!  Ok, so it’s not quite summer yet, but temps are rising in Eastern North Carolina, and we are already looking forward to long days on the boat and nights by the firepit.  (I’ll have to show you the firepit and patio my husband and I built recently!  I’m still recovering […]

4 Things I’m Doing to Get Ready for Summer

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First, let me start off by saying I LOVE The Container Store! Really. I could browse for hours, and I really wish there was one in Eastern North Carolina.  But before you plan your trip to The Container Store, you must do this one thing! You must declutter!  Don’t close the tab!  Hear me out! I […]

What The Container Store doesn’t want you to know!

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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