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I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money -- so I write about "outside the box" Household Tips and Life Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I'm super-organized. And I LOVE to clean! I even enjoy doing laundry (but not ironing). I’m also a lifelong dog owner -- so I often share my favorite tips for living with dogs inside your home (like smart home design choices and dog-friendly cleaning & decorating ideas). Career-wise, I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started... and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). Prior to that, I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I'm truly passionate about instead. For example, I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. When I’m not cleaning, organizing, decorating, or fixing something… you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've personally written over 200 articles about cleaning, organization, DIY repairs, and household hacks on this site! A few have over 2M shares; many others have over 100K shares.

if you have some old clothing that you just can't bear to part with, you can repurpose it in a fun new way to make a really unique personal memento that will last for years. This is especially great for baby clothes and all-time favorites that mean a lot to you.

Got t-shirts? We all do... Some -- like those from concerts & sporting events -- have never even been worn at all. They're simply stored away as mementos or souvenirs. Now there's a company that will turn all of your precious old t-shirts into a one-of-a-kind custom quilt or duvet cover!

For Aromatherapy purposes, whenever you're applying Essential Oils to the skin -- either in a blend, or individually -- you'll need a base oil to serve as a 'carrier oil'. Here are the best Carrier Oils to consider...

Ever wonder what some peoples' Essential Oil collection looks like? For the record, I'm FAR from an expert on this topic. I've just dabbled in aromatherapy for the past 8 years now. In that time, I've discovered my favorites. And they seem to coincide with the lists of 'most popular' Essential Oils these days. Here's what my Essential Oil collection looks like...

Here's a fun use for all of those perfume strips found in womens magazines...

One thing that really helps to soften the 'hard-edges' in a bathroom and remove that boring, sterile feeling is to add something organic. ...We're talking about PLANTS. Here are the best bathroom plants that thrive on the humidity.

An organized closet. photo by Liz ( on Flickr

Here are 5 great tips for organizing your walk-in closet! This is a project that everyone could benefit from... why not do it now???

Instead of using those wire brushes which wear down so quickly after scrubbing the grates of your grill just a few times, try the Grillstone Grill Cleaning Kit! Here's why this grill cleaner works so well...

Moving? Remodeling? Renovating?... Here are the Top 10 bathroom renovations that today's homeowners are concentrating on. If you're thinking about updating your bathroom, check here first for the best bathroom upgrades.