Organization

A Weekly Fall Rhythm

Happy first day of fall! It's felt like fall around here for a while now but that's kind of how I like it. Jeans and sweatshirt weather is my favorite. (I'm trying not to let it remind me that winter is coming.) Now that we've been in Michigan for almost a year, our youngest sleeps through the night most nights and summer is over, we've finally reached a steady rhythm…
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13 Ways to Start Decluttering

© 2010 Sean MacEntee, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio We are often tempted to organize before decluttering. But decluttering first, means there's less to organize later! Here are 13 easy ways to get started. Unsubscribe from 5 email campaigns. Think of all the emails you won't have to delete from now on. Go through your lingerie drawer. Get rid of underwear and bras that don't fit or you don't…
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Don’t Just Organize. Declutter.

© 2014 brett jordan, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio Organization is great. It makes life run much more smoothly. But you know what's better than organizing your closet? Getting rid of stuff you don't want or need anymore. Because guess what? The more stuff you get rid of, the less organizing you have to do! On Monday, I'll have 13 ideas to get you started with decluttering your life.…
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Babies & Toddlers

Rotating Books & Stuffed Animals

Rotating toys continues to be a beneficial practice around here. But recently, I've also started rotating our kiddo's books and stuffed animals. Here's how and Right before Christmas we did a purge of our daughter's toys and it inspired us to further declutter. We tackled our guest room closet and pretty soon had some extra room. Now if there's anything I don't really purge, it's my kiddo's books - we…
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Organization

Pre-Christmas Purge

This weekend we dragged out every. single. toy our daughter owns. We matched and sorted and reorganized and threw away and donated. And we didn't wait until she was asleep. The kiddo was there the whole time. Sure it took a little longer, but I was surprised how well she did. And it gave us a chance to talk with her about how blessed we are and how other families…
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Health

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I get overwhelmed by well, a lot. But when I remember that a little goes a long way, I can take a deep breath and keep moving forward. Examples? Clear one surface Give one compliment Read one book to your kiddo Send one email Pick up 10 things Go to bed 15 minutes earlier Get up 15 minutes earlier Exercise for 10 minutes Say…
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