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Spring Yard Sale!

The Art of Simple Podcast 2

In This Episode…


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Tsh and Mandi talk all about yard sales, how they keep their crazy homes organized, and Mandi’s new book.

Mandi also answers this burning question:  When is the best time to buy new towels?

Tsh’s guest today is Mandi Ehman, organizing contributor at SimpleMom and author of her own blog Life Your Way.

a. Tsh’s ‘mudroom’ before the yard sale.

b. Tsh’s new and improved ‘mudroom’ yard sale after!  Amazing what a sale can do.  Read more about Yard Sale Prep here!

(not pictured) A tour of Mandi’s home.  Find it here!

c.  Take on organizing with you kids!

(not pictured) Here’s a link to the (in)courage post Tsh talks about.

(not pictured) Mandi’s e-book!  How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.

(not pictured) Tsh talks Content Expression.

(not pictured) Tsh works from home… with help.  Here’s what that looks like.

(not pictured) Laundry Tree.

e.  When is the best time to buy towels?  Wait… there’s a best time?  Yup.  January.  More clever tips like these in Manie’s forthcoming book All in Good Time, set for release in January 2012.

Live like no one else now, so you can live like no one else later.

-Dave Ramsey

Find Mandi at Life Your Way and on Twitter and on Facebook.

5 Comments

  • jessica May 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Seems like it cut off? It was listed as 52 minutes, but only lasted about 20. Do I have to download to listen to the whole thing?


    • michael May 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Jessica. 52 minutes was right. You should be able to stream the whole episode. Want to try again? You can fast forward to where you were cut off. Sorry about that.


  • Renea June 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I L-O-V-E listening to the blogs. Thank you for posting. I listen to them on Friday’s at work. It’s better than the radio. Keep them coming! Renea.


  • Rachel August 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I’m not a mom (hope to be one, someday), but I still enjoy listening to your podcast. I’m just on the 2nd one, and am with you about organizing! I do that as a hobby. It’s so fun! It brings me so much joy to re-organize a cupboard or closet. However, I’ve learned over almost 5 years of marriage that my husband does not share this love. He appreciates that I do it, but doesn’t find it necessary to re-organize his side of the closet. He does indulge me, and lets me organize his stuff. :) We also recently moved from a 4 bedroom house to a 1 bedroom apartment. It was so freeing to get rid of so many things! We both come from families that like to keep things, and I’m trying to avoid doing that. Sometimes I regret getting rid of things, but we try our best to keep the important things and hope that someone else can better use the things we’ve gotten rid of.

    Thanks for podcasting!


  • Jennifer August 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I’m intrigued how both Mandi and her husband are able to be at home together?