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  1. Family Life
    Whether you want to reduce your attachment to material possessions or simply need more space, decluttering your home can make a huge difference. But the process of letting go of your belongings can be a challenge. In recent years, the art of decluttering the home has become increasingly...
  2. Family Life
    Self-care is important, and you recognize your need because you often feel tired and run down. But did you know that taking the time to get organized is self-care? I hate clutter. Yet, I seem to somehow live in a perpetual state of it. My countertops are often clean, but my 'piles' of 'put...
  3. Family Life
    Sometimes, a simple idea can transform a life. Just ask Anne Marie Heasley, who blogs at White House, Black Shutters. In 2011 she came up with the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge. Each year, thousands of people pledge to declutter their home and lives by filling 40 bags in 40 days. There's...
  4. Family Life
    When it comes to Spring cleaning, no one spearheads the whole shebang like a mom. For this year's Spring cleaning, here is a list of things you can do to make it less tedious. Spring cleaning can be an immense task requiring a lot of energy and effort. Luckily, you can cut off a chunk of your...
  5. Organize & Declutter
    <p>Decluttering/donating/organizing today.</p> <p> </p> <p>I am hoping to stick to 30 days of not buying stuff that I don't need.....</p> <p> </p> <p>Can I do it?</p>
  6. Organize & Declutter
    I am in a toss it out mood!! Our house honestly can't store much more stuff. I have a ton of baby gear and clothes I can start getting rid of. My question is yard sale or donate? I decided for clothes anything that isn't of great value like snowsuit etc I will donate locally for sure, even with...
  7. Organize & Declutter
    <p>Has anyone ever just done a major overhaul on their living space? I know most of us are in the same boat, as moms who are mostly is not totally responsible for keeping the house in order & clean. I'm just done struggling with all of the "stuff" and the major tasks that never get done like...
  8. Organize & Declutter
    <p>After having endured some personal tragedy over the past 3 months, I am starting over with a lot in my life. I never was a clutter bug but I am wanted a clean slate and that means getting rid of several bags of things in my life.</p> <p> </p> <p>I am going through and pulling out whatever I...
  9. Organize & Declutter
    <p>What are your favorite Simple Living and Decluttering books to read?  I am looking for new books on this topic because I find it fascinating.  I would love to have less things and spend less time taking care of stuff and more time with family.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks,</p> <p> </p> <p>Michelle</p>
  10. Organize & Declutter
    <div id="user_body0" style="color:rgb(51,51,51);">Hello readers, <br><br> I m a product design student student from University of the Arts London. I m currently carrying out some research on home organising and decluttering and I m particularly interested in the bedside area. Here is the link...
  11. Organize & Declutter
    <p>We're blessed with generous family, friends and neighbours who have given my kids plenty of clothes, primarily hand-me downs.  Now we're swimming in clothes.  I was wondering what would be a reasonable amount of clothes to keep?  I was thinking a week's worth as we only do laundry once a...
  12. Organize & Declutter
    <p>I had a bit of an epiphany tonight because a friend showed me craft books and embroidery books she is throwing out to the op shop....eeek, two great loves of mine, craft and embroidery and my heart literally started pounding with anxiety at the sight of those books, I sooo wanted to grab the...
  13. Organize & Declutter
    <p>Today I woke up angry. Angry because my house is very messy, angry because for the fourth week in a row, we are sick with something new and I'm simply and utterly exhausted, angry because my husband has such a tight schedule now with work and I receive little to no help from him and I also...
  14. Organize & Declutter
    <p>Spring Fever has struck in my house. I have been on a mission to purge and organize in the house, and I am on a roll! I've gone through stuff that I haven't touched in years.</p> <p> </p> <p>Closets first. I do a pretty good job of keeping up on my closet, but DH is terrible. I got him to...
  15. Organize & Declutter
    Hi ladies! This is my first post to mothering, and excited to hear some feed back.<br> When I was growing up we moved as a family A LOT. So, I learned over time, that it's easier to have less, and it's easy to re-accumulate things. I don't keep items, and hardly ever form emotional attachments...
  16. Organize & Declutter
    <p>I apologize if this has been asked previously. Most of DS's toys are oversized or fragile type trucks, trailers and tractors. He has a few Bruder trucks that do not seem to fit anywhere. We have limited space and I am looking to a storage solution for these large items. Any ideas?</p>
  17. Organize & Declutter
    <p>I read Organized Simplicity a couple years ago and have been slowly decluttering and minimizing since then. It was such a lightbulb moment for me. It was like a switch was flipped. I looked around and thought, "Oh. my. goodness. Why do I even HAVE all this stuff?!" I looked around and saw...
  18. Organize & Declutter
    <p>I have a house full of baby stuff: Most of it was never used, or used seldom but I still don't know what to keep and what to give away. I feel guilty getting rid of the baby swing and travel stroller my mom got even though they were only used a handful of times. I think "what hypothetical...
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