Jeanie's 3 quick tips to save money, organize, and simplify life.
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Jeanie Jacobson
Hope, humor, and Godly encouragement

I'm sending out an S.O.S.

Not a call for help.
This S.O.S. is to...

Save money

Simplify life
"Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more." Proverbs 9:9 NLT

Jeanie's S.O.S.

Save Money

TP vs. Poo-Pourri

My sister has a love affair with Poo-pourri, a product that masks the not so fragrant scent of, well---poo.
As great as the product is, it's a bit pricey. I feel like I'm flushing $$$ with each use

To help me out,  money-wise   author Kat Crawford shared this bathroom hack from MSN's Lifestyle page.
They recommend placing five drops of an essential oil on the inside of the cardboard toilet paper roll. The bathroom fills with a pleasant aroma.

A word to the wise--essential oils can cause irritation, so be aware of its effects on high end fixtures...and low lying body parts.


Justify the Junk Drawer

Most of us have a junk drawer. It's the place where oddball items land, from tiny loose screws to those weird things we can't identify, but keep in case of emergency. Like an alien invasion or the queen showing up for tea.

Right about now you're expecting me to tell you to eradicate that catch-all drawer, right?
Don't faint, but my rallying cry is, "Save the junk drawer!"

Just straighten it up so it's usable.

 Here's how:

Dump the contents into a box.
Get rid of everything you don't use.
Put like items together. For example, rubber bands bands can go in a zip-top sandwich bag for easy retrieval.
Remove things that clearly don't belong there, like the empty box of Valentine candy from 2005.


Simplify Breakfast

Ah, breakfast. The only time of the day I don't want food.
We've heard a gazillion times how breakfast is the most important meal. It enhances our concentration, helps with weight management and cholesterol levels, yada, yada.

But how do we juggle breakfast with getting out the door on time for work, school, church, or a visit to the Radioactive Tarantula Petting Park?

To help, the nice folks at the Mayo Clinch offer

7 tips to breaking breakfast barriers

Their strategies include

  • Prepare what you can the night before.
  • Expand beyond traditional breakfast foods.
  • Take breakfast to-go. Think bananas or a smoothie.
  • Split it up into smaller segments.
Click here to see the full list.
Would you spend $2.99 to get organized? Try my book, Fast Fixes for the Christian Pack-Rat. Available at
Do you need help with specific trouble spots? Email me at
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