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Tidy Tuesday- It Doesn’t All Have to “Spark Joy”

If you haven't read Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", then maybe you've seen her talk about this on her Netflix show. The KonMari method encourages you to only hold onto things that "spark joy". While I love this concept of surrounding ourselves with things we love, it's not very practical. My Toaster… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- It Doesn’t All Have to “Spark Joy”

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Tidy Tuesday- Help Me Help You!

Jordan and I share a workspace in our bedroom. It's cramped, but needed since he is in school and occassionally has film projects to work on at home and I need a designated work space as well for doing my bidnez and writing. His side of the desk has drawers underneath, so I store all… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- Help Me Help You!

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Tidy Tuesday- A Challenge for all you Bookish Peeps

I'm starting a new weekly post. Every Tuesday, I'll share a new tidying tip, hack, or challenge. This week is books! These are all the books we own right now, including the kids' books. Someday when I have space, I want a library. Books are the one thing that I feel okay slightly hoarding. Ok,… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- A Challenge for all you Bookish Peeps

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How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

This isn't a new thing, but here's my take on creating a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing that is strategically designed so that all items of clothing can be mixed and matched in many different outfits. It saves you money, space, and time picking out your outfits. Now I wouldn't… Continue reading How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

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A Minimal Christmas

I'm on my second cup of hazelnut hot chocolate of the day. That tells you that I'm having a day where chocolate is the only thing keeping me going. I thought I'd take these chocolate-induced moments of peace to share why having a minimal Christmas has been the best decision for us. At first, it… Continue reading A Minimal Christmas

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Why I’m So Excited to Downsize

The time has come for us to leave California so my husband can continue pursuing his education and find more job opportunities in his industry. We will be moving to Utah, which is both terrifying and...well, mostly terrifying. All our close family members live in the same town as us, so to say that I'm… Continue reading Why I’m So Excited to Downsize

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How to Declutter Your Schedule

Decluttering isn't limited to the items you may find in your house. Sometimes it's our hectic schedules that need to be reevaluated and pared down. It's no fun "running around like a chicken with its legs cut off". That's my sweet friend Christie's version of the saying. I can't remember where she adopted it from,… Continue reading How to Declutter Your Schedule

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Minimal Makeup

As a mom, I find that sometimes the "clutter" that really gets to me is not just physical messes all over the house, but a hectic and scattered schedule. I think that when we are seeking to declutter, we should really reach beyond our environment and into every aspect of our lives. This week, I've… Continue reading Minimal Makeup

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What to Do With Paper Clutter

Paper clutter is my nightmare. It's the only thing I don't enjoy organizing and sorting through, but it's so important to know where important documents are in your home. My husband and I have a small file box where we keep all of our important documents. We've only been married for 4 years, so we… Continue reading What to Do With Paper Clutter

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Minimalism: The Secret to Easy Tidying

  The past couple of days have been lows for me. It's been tempting to just use all my free time to nap or binge-watch tv shows. But I decided to put this time to good use and write another blogpost on something I have become increasingly interested in over the past few years. Minimalism… Continue reading Minimalism: The Secret to Easy Tidying