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How doing chores makes me feel empowered

This might seem paradoxical, and it probably is, but adding more chores to my daily life has actually given me the feeling I am more in control of my life. Some might call this backwards. Isn’t evolution supposed to drive towards a simplified life, with fewer and fewer chores?

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Use a cake-stand as a bathroom caddy

So, let's say you were an Offbeat Bride. You procured or made an amazing cake or cupcake stand for your fabulous wedding. Now you're an Offbeat Homie and you're like, "Bitches, I have all this wedding decor — wtf can I do with all of it?"

Well, VOILA.

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Beyond the chair-pile: What do you do with not-quite dirty clothes?

I wear my clothes multiple times between laundrings, but between the Sunday school t-shirt I wear one morning a week, my don't-have-to-be-perfect-after-work-running-errands clothes, and that work dress that I can wear again, before I know it I have a semi-clean-clothes monster piled in a chair! What systems — physical or mental — have YOU come up with for managing semi-clean clothes?