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No one wants to hang out indoors to weed out during the summer—unless it actually is too warm to be outside and then you can go for it. Summer is a great time to freshen up your vehicle, clean out the garage, and tackle your outdoor clutter. Pick a nice weekend day and...

In the 18 years I have written about simple living and clutter clearing, my two children have grown up. Ready or not, empty nesting is here, and this month’s column explores how we are dealing with it. This past month I flagrantly broke my own rules.

In Minnesota and Wi...

January 6, 2015

We all like to get something new once in a while. Sometimes just updating my cleaning "toys" motivates me to do a better job cleaning, for a while anyway, as well as getting rid of clutter--including old cleaning tools and products that don’t work so well. Technology d...

November 17, 2014

How is your fall? The start of the holiday season sort of begins in the fall with Halloween—followed rapidly by Thanksgiving, and Christmas/All traditions, and then New Years. Do you like the “busyness” or do you feel stressed for several months? If “busyness” is what...

October 13, 2014

Are you as clutter-free as you think you are? This sneaky stuff sometimes hides under my radar. Is it hiding under your radar too? These items accumulate together, stick together, and hang around in a household too long. Consider decorations, collections, hobbies or pr...

May 13, 2014



Aside from the fact that many of us hang out in the kitchen and dump our stuff there, what other room do you and your family hang out in when gray days or tired evening hours arrive? The living room or the family room, perhaps? Whicheve...

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Lifebalance Solutions is a program offered by Lifetrack, a nonprofit human services organization with a mission to develop the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges so that all families and individuals may become strong, healthy and productive community members. We have served the Twin Cities community since 1948.