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Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health

From abandoned treadmills and yoga mats to Suzanne Somer’s ThighMasters that have lost their relevancy, our homes are littered with the fallout of Good Fitness Intentions Gone Bad and are proof that decluttering our health habits is a necessity of life. As Laura and I (Becky) dive deeper into our quest to de-junk and declutter our… Read More Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health

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Looking at Paper Clutter in a New Light | How to Declutter Paper

Not too long ago, I (Becky) posted an in-depth review of a wonderful book that has a been a huge help in my personal mission of finding peace, simplicity, and lack of clutter in my life. In the book,  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up , author Marie Kondo talks about many excellent processes and a way… Read More Looking at Paper Clutter in a New Light | How to Declutter Paper

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Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

Thank you to Maren and Frugal Farmhouse for graciously inviting us to the Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project. It was wonderful! A warm crackling fire, yummy snacks, good friends and a nail gun. How could you go wrong? I (Becky) recently had an amazing opportunity to participate in yet another The Frugal Farmhouse… Read More Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

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Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

(Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber of Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter) Eye strain, blurry vision, headaches, dry eye and neck strain are all symptoms related to Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain. I suffer from all of these symptoms as I am on a digital device about 10 hours/day, like most people these… Read More Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

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You’ve Decluttered Your House, Now What? | Places to Donate Your Stuff To After Decluttering

It doesn’t take long once you embark on a massive house decluttering mission before you have bags and boxes full of items you no longer want or need in your home. When I did my recent massive declutter, I had dozens of bags and an equal number of boxes to donate after just a few… Read More You’ve Decluttered Your House, Now What? | Places to Donate Your Stuff To After Decluttering

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I Can’t Get Rid of That! | Sentimental Stuff that Threatens Simplicity and What to Do With It

As you declutter your house, you are going to run into items that hold sentimental value. And items with sentimental value are hard to get rid of. “I cant get rid of that!” You might find yourself thinking this when faced with sentimental keepsakes. If you really look close, some stuff that you initially felt… Read More I Can’t Get Rid of That! | Sentimental Stuff that Threatens Simplicity and What to Do With It

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The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Staff members of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd., wanted to do something special to honor their friend and co-worker who recently lost her battle with breast cancer. A few years ago the doctors at Northern Orthopedics decided that they would like the staff collectively to choose a… Read More The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

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Common Roadblocks to Decluttering and How to Overcome Them (Even when it feels Impossible!)

Decluttering your home and purging your life of excess possessions is an empowering and exhausting experience. We’ve talked about why it’s important and crucial to simplify your home, and worked through the basic decluttering process with practical tips to make things easier. However, as you go through the process of simplifying your house, you will… Read More Common Roadblocks to Decluttering and How to Overcome Them (Even when it feels Impossible!)