Over the years, I have been asked time and time and time again why I don’t ever blog about any type of “purging challenge”, and why I don’t do any type of purging challenge in my own life.
I get it… I can definitely see the motivational factor of being involved in a fun purging challenge, but they’ve just never been something I’m excited to promote, and today, I’m sharing why!
A clutter-free home and life is not always as simple as making a few wise choices… but I do think that if we get in the habit of making better choices on a regular basis, our efforts to declutter and simplify will be THAT much easier.
Today I’m sharing 5 decisions that could cause excess clutter in our homes… as well as a few better decisions to make instead.
I realize there are literally hundreds and hundreds of online resources for free and frugal eBooks, but since I like to keep things super simple, I’m sharing MY top 5 today.
And of course, I’d love to know what your favorites are too!
Several years ago, I put together a large binder filled with ALL our important documents and information — basically a handbook for anyone who might need to step in and “run our lives” if we were unable to, for whatever reason.
Today, I’m sharing how I put this binder together, how I keep it updated… AND a free printable worksheet so YOU can get your important papers in order too!
I’ve officially been driving a minivan for a full year now — and yes, I still love it!
Since we’ve had a full year to use our van and assess our storage needs, I thought it might be a good time to share a bit more about how I’ve organized the interior of the van.
I am often asked to share about how many electronics we have in our house, how we organize them, and how we handle our kids using electronics… but I’ve never felt like I had a lot to say about these topics since our kids are still relatively young and really have no idea how to use any of our electronics.
So today, I’m sharing a bit about how we manage our electronics, in hopes that those of you with older children (or no children) share what works for you too!
Although we are just in the beginning stages of dealing with kids art, I do feel like we have lots of simple systems in place to not only enjoy the artwork from our 3 budding artists, it but also USE IT UP (you know, so we don’t have to keep it forever and ever!)
I hope a few of our ideas work for you too — and I’d love to hear other ideas you use!
Since I get SO many questions about how I store and organize my digital photos, and since most people take a bazillion photos over the holiday season, I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated to digital photo organization.
Today, I’m sharing my relatively quick and simple 3-step process to store, organize, and backup all my digital photos.
Scarves are my most favorite accessory… and over the past 5+ years of wearing scarves almost every day, I’ve come up with a fairly simple system to keep them neat and organized.
It takes up very little space in my closet, it costs almost nothing, and it requires very little (if any) tools to put into place!
Anyone who’s read my blog for any amount of time knows I’m a huge advocate for buying secondhand whenever possible — and if I can save a bunch buying secondhand online, I’m even happier yet!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to shop and save ONLINE with thredUP (and I have a great discount coupon for new customers too!)
At the end of the summer, Nora and Simon unanimously decided they wanted to share a bedroom. I wasn’t so sure it would work, but 3 months later, they still LOVE sharing a room!
Today I’m sharing their super cute, boy-girl shared bedroom “makeover” using only things we already had in our house!
After a recent conversation about our kids’ temporary tattoos, I started thinking about all the things we store in weird places throughout our home.
I’m sharing a bunch of those weird storage solutions today — and I’d love to know if you have any crazy weird storage solutions too!
Do you have a list of projects, tasks, to-dos, and goals you’ve been putting off until the timing is just right?
If so, I hope today’s post will be the motivation you need to get started RIGHT NOW… because it’s rarely ever the “right time” to get started!
Over the past 10 years of selling things on Craigslist, I have gotten SO many questions about the best, fastest, easiest, most efficient way to sell kids clothing… but since I personally don’t sell much kid’s clothing, I’m never quite sure how to answer.
However, as I was scrolling through Craigslist the other day, I stumbled across a very clever idea that seemed to be a very fast, easy, and efficient way to sell kids clothing online.
Over the past few months, as I thought more about how I could simplify and consolidate all the various things I do each day and each week to keep our house fairly organized and clutter-free, I realized that there are 6 main categories I try to focus my attention on each week.
I added in one day for extra projects (or for rest) and I came up with a 7-day Housekeeping Guide that encompases most of extra things I do every week. I hope some of my ideas will help you too!
It’s been just over 2 years since we finished our glorious mudroom addition between the back door of our house and our garage… and we have used and loved this tiny space every single day.
Since then, we have changed a few things and made a few tweaks to help the room function better for our growing family. Nothing too crazy or dramatic, but since I always love seeing how other people utilize their mudrooms, I figured it might be time for an update!
Today I’m sharing how focusing on “fit, feel, and flatter” has helped me realize when I’m hanging onto clothing out of guilt and/or sentiment, or if I actually like the item and will wear it on a regular basis.
It’s a fairly simple concept that I think (or at least hope) will help pare down your closet so you’re left with only the things you love and feel great wearing!
I’ve written at length about how I organize our photos, how I create our digital photo albums, how I edit our photos, and how I back up our digital photos… but I’ve never shared MY thought process for taking certain photos in the first place.
If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by all your photos, or wished you would have taken more photos, I think my “monthly photo checklist” might be helpful for you!
As I’m sure you can imagine, I know so many people who hang onto boatloads of stuff because they worry they might need it again soon after they purge it… I call this “What If I Need It Clutter”.
If you’re looking for a little motivation to purge your “what if I need it clutter”, I hope today’s post will help!