30 day Minimalism Challenge | The Minimalists | #minsgame

30 day minimalism challenge

30 Day Minimalism Challenge

You may have heard of The Minimalists, they have a popular blog and podcast. I will admit that I am definitely not a minimalist, but I do look to simplify and declutter whenever I possibly can. Maybe someday I will be a real minimalist, like when my kids are grown. 🙂 I will be posting one a week over the next 4 weeks with my progress. I will also be posting daily on Instagram, so make sure to follow me and check that out. If you’re looking for a fun 30 day minimalism challenge, keep reading!

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Decluttering Series | How to Purge & Organize Kids Clothes

Decluttering Series | How to purge and organize kids clothes

How to Organize Kids Clothes

Welcome to the 2nd installment of my de-cluttering series: How to purge and organize kids clothes. As I mentioned before, this isn’t the beginning of my decluttering journey, but somewhere in the middle. I have gone through the kids clothes before, but this time I have more of a purpose and a plan. I went through the little ones clothes last week, so his aren’t pictured here. Most of what I did today was with my four year old daughters clothes. The “big boys” don’t really have an excess of clothes either, so I am leaving that for now.

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Decluttering Series | Kitchen Utensils

Decluttering series | Kitchen utensils

Decluttering Series

This is the very first post in what I intend to be a huge part of this blog; the decluttering series. I am on a journey to declutter down to the necessities, organize the rest, and live a more minimalist lifestyle. There is another (big) reason for this series, but I am not going to share what that is yet. 🙂 Now, we don’t have an overwhelming amount of stuff. If you compare us to minimalists, then yes, we have a lot of stuff. If you compare us to the average American family of our size, we probably have less. That being said, I believe that more stuff = more stress = more cleaning. I would rather have less, stress less, and clean less. I have been working on slowly decluttering since I read “The Life changing Magic of Tidying Up.” If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend that you check it out! The basic overall idea of the KonMari method is to keep things that bring you joy, and that’s it!

I have probably bagged up and donated about 12 large trash bags full of stuff. I have probably discarded almost as much. I lost my steam around Christmas, and of course more was brought back into our house around that time. Now I am starting again, and I want to share my journey with you! I love reading blogs and watching videos about decluttering and organizing. I plan to try to do some vlogs during my decluttering journey too. A word of warning, I am super duper weird in front of a camera, hopefully I get used to it!

Decluttering Series: The kitchen! I went through and got rid of duplicates and organized my kitchen. Check out the decluttering series to follow my journey.Okay back to the series! I started yesterday with my kitchen. I was having trouble opening the drawer where I keep my kitchen utensils. I would say that is a pretty good sign that there is too much stuff in the drawer. Rather than taking up space in two drawers, I decided to go through and only keep the items that we actually use. During that process, I also noticed that the utensils were on the opposite side of the kitchen as the stove/over. The spices were also a mess sitting in a cabinet on the other side of the kitchen. Obviously I use my spices and utensils when I cook, so I decided to relocate them. If you’re looking at the photo thinking that it really isn’t that much stuff, it isn’t. I had already gone through the utensils once. However, after a second sweep, I realized that we had several duplicates as well as a few things that we really don’t use. I got rid of one set of measuring cups, most of the stainless utensils (I prefer the bamboo,) an old whisk, a meat injector, one of the graters, the cake decorating stuff (I didn’t even know we had this) and one of the two pizza cutters.

Decluttering Series: The kitchen! I went through and got rid of duplicates and organized my kitchen. Check out the decluttering series to follow my journey.


Decluttering Series: The kitchen! I went through and got rid of duplicates and organized my kitchen. Check out the decluttering series to follow my journey.This one was pretty simple. As I mentioned before, I have already gone through our kitchen on more than one occasion. I also went through storage containers and got rid of any mismatched lids, and I reorganized a few other cabinets. I need to tackle the dining room next. The dining room has a lot of craft supplies, homeschool supplies from when I was homeschooling and other odds and ends that I need to go through. We have several cabinets in our dining room and very little storage elsewhere. Unfortunately it’s become an area that is collecting junk. I plan to dive in to that area next!
Decluttering Series: The kitchen! I went through and got rid of duplicates and organized my kitchen. Check out the decluttering series to follow my journey.

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