Project Simplify: Piles
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This week’s theme is piles, and I have so many it’s just not even funny. Most of them didn’t take that long to tackle once I put my mind to it. It’s not hard or time-consuming, but it’s a task that is easy to procrastinate. These aren’t even all my piles, but these are the ones I was able to address Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Before & After: Hearth Room Bookshelf The location of this bookshelf makes it a prime … Read More

Project Simplify: Drawers & Shelves
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This will be my third year of participating in SimpleMom.net’s Project Simplify. It always provides a little extra motivation to tackle places that have been nagging on me for awhile, and right now I feel like my house is almost entirely made up of places that nag me. The general spaces can get presentable, but all the cupboards and closets and hidden places need so much attention! So I knew I’d have to participate again when I saw Tsh’s announcement … Read More

Capturing Contentment: My Closet
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This week was closet week for Simple Mom’s Project Simplify. I took before pictures of 3 different closets, but only managed to tackle my own. Real This is the shelf area where I keep my sweaters. It’s seen better days. My main closet space is in our master bathroom, so the shelves hold our hygiene supplies. My closet area is one of the areas most prone to entropy in the entire house. Old habits do die hard. This is, however, … Read More

Capturing Contentment: Declutter Toys
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Spring decluttering time! We’ll do our pretty–happy–funny–real backwards this month for a before & after effect. Real — Before This week Simple Mom’s Project Simplify area was children’s toys, an area that can always use attention at our house! My first step was to grab some empty buckets and tell the kids to simply find as many toys hidden in nooks and crannies (and not) and fill the buckets. They didn’t have to put them all away in the right … Read More