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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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Everything you ever wanted to know about organizing kids clothes!

I finally found it! Everything that you ever wanted to know about how to organize kids clothes. Tips for organizing kids clothes, organizing kids clothes for later, and changing clothes out seasonally.

How to Organize Kids Clothes

Today’s post is all about how to purge and how to 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 kid’s clothes before, but this time I have more of a purpose and a plan. I went through the little one’s clothes last week, so his clothes aren’t pictured here. Most of what I did today was with my daughter’s 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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