December 19, 2014

Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes (Free Printable)

What a great printable! Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes

Who would think that focusing just 15 minutes a day to declutter new areas of the home would be so challenging? Well, slowly but surely, I am making my way through these daunting and neglected areas and it’s so worth […]

15 Minute Kitchen Clean Up Checklist (free Printable)

15 Minute Kitchen Clean Up Checklist. Free Printable! Great tips!

During my Clutter Countdown Challenge, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. My counters are clean, my sink is empty and polished” most nights, my pantry is organized (for the most part) and I’ve slowly pared down items in […]

Realistic Pantry Organization Tips: Clutter Countdown

Create Zones when Organizing Your Pantry  Clutter Countdown

There’s something about a clean and orderly pantry that just takes my breath away. Since I shared on Day 1 of our Clutter Countdown challenge that I am going to be quite vulnerable in this series, my pantry is a […]

Plan a Clutter Countdown Family Meeting (+ free printable)

Please Don't walk by this Clutter Countdown

If you haven’t already, it’s about time we get the whole family on board with our Clutter Countdown challenge. Remember, that while we may be challenging ourselves to declutter for 15 minutes a day, it’s about beginning new habits and changing the […]

The Baby Steps of Daily Organization: Clean Sink Habit

Clutter Countdown - Clean out the SINK!!

Since I was gone all day today (did you see my trip to Old Salem on facebook), I thought I would pull up a previous post for today’s Clutter Countdown. Yes, it’s from January ’09. Over five years ago, I […]

Tips for Clean Kitchen Counters

Decorative touch for storing kitchen knives; Clutter Countdown

In the hub of our home, the kitchen is the one area that announces “congregate.” When you have company, that’s where everyone first meets, don’t they? With everything from people gathering, to clutter congregating, the kitchen is an area where […]

Clutter Countdown: Clear the Counters

15 Minute Counter Clean up

The words I penned above are heartfelt. Our kitchen has always been the heartbeat of our home. It’s where many memories are made, stories shared, hugs given and of course, delicious meals enjoyed. It’s my favorite place in our house, […]

Clutter Countdown Begins Now!

Clutter Countdown begins now! Come join us. Just 15 minutes a day with revolutionize our homes. Let's hold each other accountable.

It’s time. It’s past time. For over two years, I’ve had this cute little Clutter Countdown graphic sitting in my blog drafts, but I’ve always found something else more important to commit to because deep down, I was skeeeeered (scared. […]

$3 Cookie Sheet Menu Planing Board

Adorable $5 Menu Plan Board

Every where one looks, there are blogs, books, magazine articles and heroic claims that this is the next up and coming way to help you organize your meal time. In fact,  I wouldn’t have started an entire 10 Minute Dinners […]

To Share or Not to Share a Bedroom? (Lessons from 18 years + Decor ideas)

Bunk Beds for Sharing Rooms

Traditional Home I sat across from my dear friend as she worried, “We must get a new house before the baby comes. They each need their own room.” Speaking candidly, as only good friends can do, I reminded her, “You […]

Care to…

Start recycling now

My daughter and I pulled up to the stop sign in our little country town. In front of our very eyes, a man (I can no longer call him a gentleman), pulled a yard sale sign out of his yard, […]

Kids’ Deep Cleaning Bedroom Checklist

Checklist for Deep Cleaning Bedrooms

I’m tackling my 31 Days with a Mentor Mom series, and teaching your kids to clean definitely ties in with building character in our children. I’ve learned that it takes a team to keep a house clean. Developing responsibility in our […]

We Interrupt this Programming

Our sweet yellow lab

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine. I interrupt my regularly scheduled 31 Days with a Mentor Mom to bring you a little piece of what qualifies as bedlam on our homestead. […]

Car-Posting: Simple Tips to a Clean Car

Simple tips to cleaning out the car

In my Clean out your Fridge post, I shared our secret family struggle. Yes, I came clean, literally about my fridge issues and offered some solutions, but I think many of us have deeper secrets that lurk in the back […]

My Steps Towards Cutting the Fridge Mess Clutter

Cleaning out the Fridge

Our family has fridge issues. On any given day, this is what our refrigerator looks like. I know, I know. It’s embarrassing, and all you organizational gurus are running for cover, but I am showing that my life and fridge […]