Brainerd Lakes Area, Business, Kids, Parenting, Side Hustles

Got Pets? Twin Tweens Turn a Love of Pets into a Dog Walking and Pet-Sitting Business

Laura and I (Becky) are always in awe of local parents who are in the midst of creating a new business or rocking a current one. We especially love to see that entrepreneurial spirit in our local teens and tweens! We are honored today, to share an inspiring story of two 10-year-olds who have taken… Read More Got Pets? Twin Tweens Turn a Love of Pets into a Dog Walking and Pet-Sitting Business

Business, Money, Simplify

Tips for Online Selling Descriptions and Disclosure | Clutter to Cash

“The Los Angeles Times reports that the average American home now contains 300,000 items. The size of our houses keeps getting bigger and bigger. But rather than resulting in an uncluttered space, they just keep filling with more things.” Simplify Magazine Size Matters Sizing is important when you’re selling clothing online. Sloppy or absent sizing… Read More Tips for Online Selling Descriptions and Disclosure | Clutter to Cash

Business, Money, Simplify

Best Practices for Being an Awesome Online Seller | Clutter to Cash

From EBay and LetGo to the plethora of Facebook Garage Sale Groups, opportunities to resell your outgrown or unused items are abundant. However, in order to succeed in turning your unwanted items into cash, it’s more than just slapping a vague description and hasty picture on a selling platform and hoping for the best. Being… Read More Best Practices for Being an Awesome Online Seller | Clutter to Cash

Business, Money, Simplify

Online Selling Acronyms and Online Shipping Tips – Two Reselling Necessities | Clutter to Cash

You’ve spent the last few months diving deep into decluttering your home thanks to our ongoing Simplicity Project. If you’ve missed this wildly popular theme, here are a few of our top posts that are helping folks everywhere declutter, purge and simplify: 8 Basic Tips for Decluttering Your Home | How to Simplify Your House… Read More Online Selling Acronyms and Online Shipping Tips – Two Reselling Necessities | Clutter to Cash

Business, Motherhood, Parenting, Work + Life Balance

Work-Life Balance – Is it Possible in Motherhood?

Everyone always strives for work-life balance. It’s the ultimate goal, right? Here’s the truth about work-life balance though… It’s a myth; a unicorn. True balance isn’t possible; just like multitasking actually is a myth. You’re really just switching your focus and attention back and forth between different topics quickly. And research has shown that it’s… Read More Work-Life Balance – Is it Possible in Motherhood?

Business, Photography

9 Steps to Help You Take Better Product Photos | Product Photography Tips

With sites like Craigslist and Ebay, Facebook Garage Sales, Instagram pop up shops, and the vast number of direct marketing and MLM businesses, there are people selling things all over the internet and social media. Many of these people don’t own a business; they are simply selling unwanted items online for extra cash. And if… Read More 9 Steps to Help You Take Better Product Photos | Product Photography Tips

Business, Motherhood, Parenting

Full Time to Staying at Home: Navigating the Transition to Stay at Home Mom

I (Laura) graduated with a nursing bachelors degree in 2008, and then started my own photography business on a wish and a prayer in 2009. I built it from scratch; living and breathing photography and all things business-related until 2014. In 2014, I had some sudden and debilitating health issues which served as a wakeup… Read More Full Time to Staying at Home: Navigating the Transition to Stay at Home Mom