• Kitchen Shelf Decor Makeover

    SHELF DECOR

    When I am sitting in my living room and looking straight forward I see my (see through) kitchen cabinet and some shelves.  The draw back to shelves in a high traffic area is it becomes a dumping ground for junk.  We did not design this kitchen so we are working with what we have. I don’t know why, but when I see a bunch of stuff on these shelves it feels like my whole house is messy. Let me show you the BEFORE: This project started by pulling everything out of the cabinet and shelves and wiping it all down.  Spring is around the corner.  Why not get a head…

  • Closet Decluttering Results – Closet Before & After

    decluttered closet - minimalist family simple living

    Decluttering my closet was a year long project.  When I started decluttering my home a year and a half ago, I never thought it would take more than a year. My whole life I have always wanted a super organized closet, but something was holding me back.  It turns out that “something” was the amount of stuff in the closet.  I never thought that getting rid of some stuff would make my closet look so much better.  As I decluttered I learned some tricks that really helped me with the decluttering process.  You can pull everything out and see if it brings you joy, but if you are trying to…

  • No Spend Month – How To and Review

    When we started decluttering my biggest fear was introducing more clutter into our home!  If you go through all of the work to clean everything out you don’t want to add more in.  I realized I needed to be extremely intentional with the purchases I am making.  Some people go on a no spend year, but I am trying some no spend months throughout the year. No Spend Month What is a no spend month?  The rules are up to you!  I decided my no spend month is all about not bringing more stuff into my home.  Some people make their no spend months more about saving money.  My goal…

  • 5 Habits I Changed to Become More Minimal

    5 habits to start minimalism

    I changed 5 habits to become more minimal.  Changing your habits will make living with less easier. Living with less is easy if you just decluttered your entire home.  Now continuing to live with less and keeping your home clutter free isn’t as easy.  I realized early on in my decluttering process that I was going to have to change some habits.  I needed new habits, that didn’t involve shopping or wanting to shop, to replace my old habits. Avoid Ads No more TV for me! Before we cut the cable connection I never realized how many advertisements are on a typical show.  I know I wasn’t that swayed by…