Join Me for The Trash Challenge

I've spent a lot of time over the past few weeks wondering what exactly fills our trash bags each week. We've switched back to cloth diapers. We recycle cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminum. We repurpose and reuse as much as we can without adding to the clutter in our home. And we've cut down on…

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Spring Cleaning Party: Final Wrap-Up

During the last two weeks, we've talked a lot about the benefits of decluttering as part of your spring cleaning. Having an uncluttered and simple home makes cleaning easier, gives you less to think about and sort through on a daily basis and can even change the atmosphere of your home. It's okay if you…

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Decorating to Declutter: Creating an Organized and Beautiful Space

I'm excited to share this guest post from Angie at The Creative Mama with you. Angie and I are lot alike in our quest for organized and simple homes, but there's one big difference between us – Angie's ability to make anything beautiful. I've shared before that my focus is almost always on function, with…

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Decorating to Declutter: Wall Organizers and Calendars

The following guest post is from Shaina at Food for My Family. A little over a year ago I became obsessed with getting my mail off the counter in my kitchen. Mail had been collecting on the corner of the kitchen counter top since the day we moved in. Not only is it annoying in…

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Mission: Decluttering

I've really made decluttering my mission for the next few months. In fact, I set a goal for myself to get rid of as much stuff as possible before our fourth child is born in August/September. Ironically, after I mentioned my plan to my husband (to which he responded with an exaggerated eye roll...), I…

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Decorating to Declutter: A Picture Tour of My Home

Last week we started talking about Decorating to Declutter, and I mentioned that my husband often builds a custom piece of furniture to meet a function I'm looking for while still fitting with his modern, funky style, thereby balancing our individual preferences for form and function. What I love most is that he is able…

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Decorating to Declutter: 4 Steps to Getting Started

Buying new furniture for you entire home is obviously not feasible for most people, especially in today's economic environment. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking for new furniture as you redecorate and declutter your home. 1. Think about functionality before you fall in love with a specific…

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Getting Control of the Toys: How I Do It

In this week’s vlog, my girls and I sorted and organized our toys to "get control of the clutter"! Note: I'm still getting the hang of this vlogging. The sun went down while we were organizing the toys, and my camera doesn't handle dim light very well, so the lighting isn't that great at the…

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