My year-long decluttering journey taught me several important lessons that are vital to preventing clutter from creeping in again.
Is sorting laundry necessary? Not in our family! We discovered how to do laundry in a much easier way, how to wash our colors, darks, and lights together, and how to prevent stains and colors bleeding. Find out how to save time in the laundry room!
Stay on top of easy to dismiss household chores with this one page free printable checklist! Stop telling yourself you don’t have time and get them done in the margins of your day. #homemaking #chores #quickchores #tenminutetasks #householdtasks
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Are you ready to declutter your home? Wanting to go all in with the Konmari method for all your belongings? Take a peek at our life before and after decluttering our home and discover my top three easy decluttering tips, no matter how much extra stuff is clogging up your life.
What does your email inbox look like? Do you read each and every single one and keep your inbox meticulously clear or do you tend to delete multiple emails each day and often let loads of unread emails pile up?
If you are like me you are spending these few final days leading up to Christmas knee deep in tissue, wrapping paper, and gift bags. You’ve probably lost the tape a few times, scrambled around for the scissors or a pen and wonder if ribbon is really necessary (hint: it’s not!). While you are in the middle of wrapping all these gifts, take a gander at your supplies and declutter at the same time!
Two weeks from yesterday is Christmas. CHRISTMAS! By now I expect that most of you have decorated and are figuring out what you need for hosting people. Or perhaps you are going places and don’t need to host. But I’m guessing you still decorate your own home even if you do travel. Anyway, enough rambling. Year after year we find fun decor that we add to our stash but we don’t always want everything we’ve accumulated and that’s when it becomes clutter!
I think it’s impossible to not own a a junk drawer. It might be organized but a drawer or space with a hodgepodge of items that don’t belong anywhere else or that make sense to have in one space but don’t necessarily go together simply happens to everyone. Or at least everyone that I know. Embrace that it’s normal to have one and that with simple and normal decluttering it can be a space that doesn’t always overwhelm you. It might right now, and that’s okay. That’s why we are doing this challenge.
Ugh. The week that I (and probably many of you) have both been dreading and looking forward to all at the same time. I saved this job until later in the year because right before the holidays is the perfect time to do it. Go through and get rid of anything they don’t play with anymore or bits and pieces of broken toys so when the new toys arrive on Christmas morning they aren’t piled on top of the old ones!