I have always loved stuff that told me more about me. Haha. Personality tests are my favorite. They help me think about my own strengths and weaknesses on a deeper level and allow me to better understand those around me. That’s why I wanted to make this simplicity thing a little more…simple based on your specific enneagram type. Scroll down to find your enneagram and read a little about yourself and get a few ideas about how you can practice minimalism and simplicity for your enneagram.
Trying to keep a house decluttered with kids can almost feel impossible. That’s why I broke down the best 3 times a year to declutter with your kids. We follow these times in our home and it has helped to combat the clutter and keep me a little bit more sane. Hopefully it can do the same for you.
A few years ago there was a trend that was sweeping the nation. The 5-second rule made popular by Mel Robbins. What the 5-second rule does is stop your brain from thinking. Well, it stops it from over-thining. People have changed their lives, habits and made the world around them a better place because of the 5-second rule. Well, funny thing, this 5-second rule can also come in handy when you’re in serious need of wardrobe decluttering motivation! In fact, it might be the absolute best way to declutter your closet once and for all. Let me break it down for you.
Three years ago we downsized our house from 3,400 square feet to 1,300 finished square feet. Doing this forced us to clear out over half of our belongings and get intentional about what we wanted to keep in our lives. If you are ready to get rid of half your stuff and take your life back, I’m here to help you out! Keep in mind, we downsized with kids! That means half the toys, half the clothes…everything. I promise it’s possible as long as you know where to start.
I don’t have any statistical proof to back me up, but I think it’s fair to say that a high percentage of households have some form on clutter on tables and kitchen counters. This clutter goes double for households with children. I personally respond to kitchen clutter with eye twitching and tons of passive aggressive comments. While these are thoroughly effective methods, there are some better ways to tackle the chaos. How do you keep these high-traffic areas clean and clutter free? Keep reading to get my 7 practical ways for busy families to keep clutter off tables and kitchen counters.
I did a KonMari closet makeover to my wardrobe years ago (check it out.) When I first learned about Marie Kondo and her genius organization skills, I was reading her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Honestly, I only read the first chapter. I found myself so inspired, that I just had to start decluttering and cleaning right away. I didn’t even finish the book! Now that the KonMari Netflix special is on Netflix, I see just how much I missed out on by not following through. Needless to say, I decided it was time to give this whole KonMari method another try and Tom decided to join in! Check out our full his and her’s KonMari closet makeover and all the before and after pictures!