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February 26, 2017
Simple changes, such as updating paint colors and lighting, can make a world of difference in the home. Thinkstock / Special to the Forum
Remodel or move? How to make a decision about your home
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
February 24, 2017
Melissa Schmalenberger, Ms Simplicity columnist
Learning not to care in a world on display
February 24, 2017 - 11:45am
February 17, 2017
I have become that woman. You know, the one who comes up to you at the store when you are pushing a grocery cart full of screaming kids that says "cherish this as it goes by so fast." It happened to me as a young mom, and I just shook my head at the crazy woman and walked away. But now I am that woman.
Life lessons from a veteran mom to the newbies
February 17, 2017 - 11:45am
February 10, 2017
If you have aging parents, you might want to start the process of reducing now. Be proactive. This is not a fun procedure, but one done with love can be successful. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
How to organize after the death of a parent
February 10, 2017 - 11:45am
February 3, 2017
Want to reduce the clutter your home quickly? Walk through the house grabbing the 10 items Ms. Simplicity lists. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
10 things to get rid of right now
February 3, 2017 - 11:00am
January 27, 2017
If you want to do less and delegate more, you need to keep it simple. Create systems that are straightforward. Look at your life where duplication can occur. Focus on simplicity. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Keep things simple through easy systems
January 27, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 22, 2017
Place magnetic strips on the back of your container and enjoy fresh herbs all year. Alexandra Floersch / The Forum
How to make a fresh herb garden for your fridge
January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Step three: Fill the containers halfway with soil to prepare for planting. Alexandra Floersch / The Forum
How to make a fresh herb garden on your fridge
January 22, 2017 - 9:37am
January 17, 2017
Insects that burrowed into trees in China got a free ride to Minnesota when untreated logs were made into rustic furniture and shipped to the U.S. Insect experts are worried that, if the bugs escape into the wild, they could wreak havoc on Minnesota trees. Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Warning: Your furniture may be infested
January 17, 2017 - 5:17pm
January 14, 2017
A real estate sign advertising a new home for sale is pictured in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington, Oct. 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo
Impatience, desperation derail home sales in tight market
January 14, 2017 - 1:47pm
January 13, 2017
I have been seeing studies of how full our landfills are with clothing, and frankly it is very depressing. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Stop filling the landfill
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
January 8, 2017
Pantone’s Greenery is inspired by nature and meant to evoke hope for the year. Pantone / Special to The Forum
Pantone's 2017 color of the year aims to evoke hope
January 8, 2017 - 9:00am
January 6, 2017
It's been more than two years since Natalija Walbridge moved the furniture out of the main room of her house and moved in the equipment she uses to make her functional art pieces. Bob King / Forum News Service
Duluth woman turns home into a full-sized screenprinting press
January 6, 2017 - 4:15pm
Melissa Schmalenberger
Resolving to put your health first
January 6, 2017 - 7:45am
January 1, 2017
Scheel Home & Hardware decorated this Monarch home using 2017 home trends like white cabinetry, mixing natural woods and incorporating nailhead details, like the stools. Special to The Forum
7 home decor trends that make 2017 a gorgeous year
January 1, 2017 - 7:45am