Get Organized in 50 Days

50 Things to Throw Out in the Next 50 Days

We all have that trinket drawer in our kitchen — the one full of rubber bands, extra batteries, coupons and more. It’s easy to collect things here and there because we might need them at a later time, but how often does that moment actually arise? If this sounds like something you struggle with, it’s time to challenge yourself to live more minimally.

For the next 50 days, challenge yourself to sort through (or dispose of) each of the items on this list. By spreading the challenge out over time, your cleansing process will be manageable and you’ll avoid feeling discouraged by the number of tasks.

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How to Prep Your Garden for Spring Planting

This chilly and damp weather may make it feel like spring is ages away, but it’s actually right around the corner. It’s never too soon to start thinking ahead to rising temperatures and rays of sun poking out from the clouds. If you’re an experienced gardener, you’ve probably started to dust off your spade and selected your seedlings for the upcoming season. If you’re new to gardening, now is the perfect time to get started.

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What is an Overdraft

Many banking institutions have account management features that seem to benefit the customer, but many are also a way of generating revenue. Overdrafts are a common accommodation that banks make to help ensure a customer has the funds they need, even if they aren’t in their account. In fact, banks generated £1.2 billion of revenue […]

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How to Use Breaks to Be More Productive

Taking a regular break from work is important. But finding a productive way to use this time can be difficult when your mind’s stuck in “work mode.” What can you do to make the most of your breaks? By planning ahead, it’s possible to make your breaks beneficial for body, mind and soul. Deskercise, for […]

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Fast and Frugal Recipes for Two

Going out to eat can be lots of fun, but it’s not always affordable. If you have upcoming plans to catch up with your best friend or enjoy a special date at home, these recipes for two are a great place to start. They’re quick to make and comprised of easy-to-find, frugal ingredients.

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Expiration Date Cheat Sheet

Expiration dates come on almost everything — from butter and eggs, to your lipstick and pillows. Some grocery items are not always entirely accurate, and certain household items should be recycled earlier than expected. The truth? The lifespan of the things we buy isn’t always as straightforward as you may think.

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The Best Time of Year to Buy Almost Anything

Thinking about upgrading that tax-filing software? You might want to wait until February. Craving a new power drill for your weekend projects? You’ll get more bang for your buck if you wait for April. With average spending power falling and perpetual necessities hampering our home and business budgets, shoppers need to be cannier than ever […]

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