Easier Living

Lazy Girl’s Guide to an Awesome Garden 

If you’ve got the urge to grow things but need some serious short cuts that will get you beautiful flowers, plants, and even vegetables without a lot of work or hassle then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got 5 of the top gardening tips so you can enjoy an awesome garden in less time and with less worry and less stress than you think! Spring and summer in Wisconsin bring out the gardener in me! And when I say gardener, I mean the person who wants to have beautiful flowers, fresh tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and savory herbs ready to be picked and enjoyed. Full disclosure –  I’m not so big on the planting, watering, weeding, worrying about pests, etc. part of all that. My husband teases that we just need to get a house next door to a botanical garden…

10 of the Best Bathroom Cleaning Hacks!

The self-cleaning bathroom! It’s a dream I have. If you hate cleaning the bathroom like I do it may be a dream of yours as well.  That’s why I’m sharing 10 of the best bathroom cleaning hacks that will keep your bathroom clean with as little work as possible.   You don’t need to spend $370+ dollars on a self-cleaning toilet (although seriously, I may have to get one of these someday!).  Or remodel your entire bathroom so you can just spray it down with a powerful hose when the family’s done using it! (Also, a thought I have had.)  There are quick and easy ways to keep your bathroom clean with a minimal amount of work on your part.   BONUS! At the end of this post there is a link to a set of FREE printables with the recipes for my 6 favorite…

Declutter Your Work-Life & Improve Your Productivity!

It’s time to focus on decluttering your work-life and improving your productivity! Here at Easy Simplicity we focus a lot on decluttering and simplifying your home life. But most of us spend many hours of our day at work. It would be silly to ignore that aspect of our lives in our quest for simplifying and living the good life for less!    So how’s your office or workspace looking?    Would it benefit from 10 minutes of decluttering? Is one of your desk drawers starting to look like that dreaded kitchen junk drawer – holding a bunch of odds and ends that you will probably never use – or things that you would use if you remembered they were there and could find them?    Do you have 15 used pens sitting in a drawer – 5 of which don’t even work?    Spending 10 minutes decluttering your workspace could…

3 Cheat Sheets to Make Every Day a Good Day!

Getting off to a good start – 3 Simple Cheat Sheets to Make a Good Day!  Ever have a day that just got off to a rotten start and then went downhill from there? Maybe you couldn’t get to sleep the night before and then when you finally drifted off the alarm went off seemingly 20 minutes later. Or your kids wouldn’t get up and get going fast enough. Or you got a text that your workplace needed you to show up early for a meeting.   Then the coffee maker poured coffee all over the floor because in the haste and confusion to get ready you forgot to put a cup under it. (True story! It happens!)   Then when you finally do get to work you realize that you forgot your laptop at home and also forgot to put the trash out at the curb.   When days start…

30 Simple & Fun Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & More! 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yaaayyy! So I’ve put together a list of fun Valentine’s Day recipes, crafts, decorations, gift ideas and more to help you celebrate. I’ve loved Valentine’s Day since grade school when we decorated little white bakery bags with red and pink hearts, taped them onto our school desks and delivered those little individual Valentine’s to all our classmates. (Yep – you had to give one to everyone. This was great because it got around the “popularity contest” aspect of Valentine’s and everyone could feel good. Nice work Mrs. Buchanan!) Unfortunately, I think those little valentines with the cute sayings are probably out of vogue now. But, if you’re looking to do something special yet simple to celebrate Valentine’s Day you’ve definitely come to the right…