8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home

8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home {Keeper of the Home}

Do you own your stuff or does your stuff own you? Several years ago, my husband and I discovered that the clutter in our homes was eating away at our peace and enjoyment. It distracted us, made us grumpy, created extra work and messes, and just generally detracted from our lives. During that season, we began to really tackle all the stuff in our home and view it with new eyes. We asked questions like: Do I truly find this beautiful or useful? How long […]

Even Home Organization Has Limits

Even Home Organization Has Limits {keeperofthehome.org}

I read Lorilee’s book 3-2-1 Stop this spring. It really resonated with some things that have been stirring in my own heart and mind, and I asked her to share more about her journey with you… Written by Lorilee Lippincott, Guest Writer I was always good at organizing.  I had never been accused of being a horder.  I usually knew what I had and where it was. I was just like any other mom with 2000 square feet of happy home and little feet.  But […]

Managing Your Wardrobe: Pregnancy, Post-Partum and All Those Sizes in Between

I don’t know about you, but as I’ve been having babies these past 8 years, managing my wardrobe and all of the various sizes it includes has become more challenging. Today, I’m over at Simple Mom, sharing my recent closet purge and what I did to make sense of my wardrobe-of-many-sizes: I’ve read plenty of good advice on wardrobe management and how to purge your closet, but there’s one piece of advice that doesn’t jive with this mama of four: get rid of anything that […]

When Less Really is More

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Last week, we turned our house upside down. Almost literally. In a matter of one morning, we uprooted everything in our family room (which housed all of our children’s toys, DVDs, some books and random other things), our entire downstairs storage (boxes upon boxes, whose contents we had long forgotten), and our “messy” room (an office-like room that was a catch-all for things without a proper home). A week or two earlier, I had also dramatically cleared out our family closet, main bathroom, and kitchen […]