minimalism

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- 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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Keeping it Tidy with a Baby

I've always refused to believe that having kids would mean that my house would always be a wreck. To be sure, kids are messy. Add to that the never-ending exhaustion of parenthood, and who has the time for cleaning? The first few weeks after we brought Aiden home, really the last thing on my mind… Continue reading Keeping it Tidy with a Baby

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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

Decluttering

The “Konmari” Method: What Didn’t Work For Me

Hello again! I hope your 4th was as much fun as ours. We had burgers at my in-laws and a less traditional 4th of July dinner at home with steak and chimichurri sauce tacos. Yum! I have to admit, I did not enjoy the fireworks this year. Jordan and I spent most of the evening… Continue reading The “Konmari” Method: What Didn’t Work For Me

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Tidying in 3 Steps: Step 3: Maintain

  Hi again! It's been a busy week for me and I'm glad the weekend is finally here. Not to mention, we finally have our new couch that we bought over a month ago! This is our first big piece of furniture we bought brand new, which means I'll be obsessing over keeping it in… Continue reading Tidying in 3 Steps: Step 3: Maintain

Decluttering

Tidying in 3 Steps: Step 1: Purge and Clean

When it comes to tidying and decluttering your home, there are really only 3 concrete steps. Yes, only 3. I promised you I would keep it simple, and I will. Here goes: Purge and clean Organize Maintain This first step is KEY! You cannot skip the purging stage. Neither should you skip the cleaning. But… Continue reading Tidying in 3 Steps: Step 1: Purge and Clean