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3 Spring Cleaning Pinterest Hacks: Tested and Approved (Part 1)

Clean grout

Now that my house is officially decluttered and organized thanks to the KonMari method, it is time to roll up my sleeves and do some spring cleaning. If you have been on Pinterest lately, spring cleaning hacks are everywhere. I decided to pick a few areas that were in need of a deep cleaning at …

Spring Organization: Storage Containers that Work (Part 2)

For Spring Organization (Part 1), I shared my favorite storage solutions for music/movies and for my “catch-all” craft closet. This week, I am sharing our storage solutions for seasonal decorations and TOYS! Laundry Room Bins: Seasonal Decorations I love having our house decorated seasonally, but I don’t love spending a lot of time or money to do so! …

Spring Organization: Storage Containers that Work (Part 1)

Storage Solutions Though I have faithfully followed the Kon Mari decluttering method, the one thing I have “cheated on” is the use of storage containers. I have already shared a couple of my favorite storage solutions, including my beauty supply bins, and my lazy susan spice rack. Although I have used and loved most of my …

Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Papers and Books

side by side comparison of office clean out

Papers, Papers, Papers One of the biggest headaches/sources of clutter in our household is paperwork. Papers, papers, everywhere! Mail, bills, sentimental items, children’s artwork, children’s schoolwork, etc. To solve our paper problem, I made the office our official dumping ground for all paperwork. This worked well for the rest of the house, but I would find …

Spring Decorations: It’s Easier Than You Think

Happy March, everyone! Spring is still officially about 3 weeks away, but that doesn’t bother me. Spring decorations have been in the works for the past week at my house. I do a couple of simple switch-ups from my winter decorations, and we are ready for spring! Dish Towels in the Kitchen These bunny dish towels …

KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out, plus a Cincinnati-Style Chili

cincinnati chili

KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out My KonMari decluttering has now moved into the kitchen! (Master closet and beauty products have already been KonMari’d). I remember when we first moved into our house, marveling at the entire cabinet with a built-in lazy susan just for spices! Both my husband and I cook a lot, and …

Kon Mari Method: Master Closet Clean Out plus ThredUP

KonMari Decluttering Continues As you know, I have been going through all of my belongings, category by category, cleaning out and decluttering my home. My initial goal was to declutter the entire house in the months of January and February. I am beginning to wonder if I accounted for the reality that life must carry on simultaneously! Currently, I am STUCK …

Valentine’s Day Craft: STEAM Sun Catchers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project that doubles as a Valentine’s decoration? Yes, please! One of my favorite things to do is to use science to create a pretty art project. Even if your child “doesn’t like science” or “doesn’t want to do a craft”, everyone …

A Simple Way to Connect with Your Little Valentines: “Mom and Me” Journals

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I thought I would share a sweet idea I have begun with my two little Valentines! What is a “Mom and Me” Journal? Well, it can be anything you want it to be! For us, it is a way to better communicate one-on-one with each of …

KonMari Organizing Update plus Plumber’s Hero Saves the Day (Again!)

Organized closet before and after

Getting organized is one of my goals for 2017. I began using the KonMari method, from “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up”, by Marie Kondo, as a tool for decluttering and organizing. This organizing method uses a category-by-category system, as opposed to a room-by-room approach. Last week, I organized all of our clothes (and put the keepers …

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