3 Types of Clutter You’ve Stopped Noticing (And How to Fix It)

October 28th, 2014

3 Types of Clutter You've Stopped Noticing - And How to Fix ITYou want to focus on the things that matter in your life.

Whether that’s spending quality time with your family, training for the marathon you want to run, or seeing the world, you’ve got some idea of what’s important.

And you know that in order to achieve those things, you need to simplify the rest, so you’ve been on a mission.

You’re making changes, letting go of things you never though you could.

You’re taking steps to prepare for the week, so that you can use your time wisely and with as little stress as possible.

You’re asking yourself different types of questions about decluttering than the normal ones, and it’s helping you push through in areas where you’ve been stuck before.

Maybe you’re cooking simpler meals these days (even if you enjoy cooking), so that you have more time for other pursuits.

You’ve even gotten rid of some things you never even thought could be clutter, once you finished your big decluttering missions.

Even so, there’s more.

If you’re feeling stagnant or blocked, chances are there’s some clutter you have stopped noticing. Maybe it’s even “hidden” in plain sight!

Open your eyes to 3 types of clutter you’ve stopped noticing, so that you can simplify “the rest” and stay focused on what you actually care about!

Find out what the 3 types of clutter you’ve stopped noticing are, how to see them again, and how to fix them.

Living Room Furniture Arrangement + Q&A

October 21st, 2014

Living room Q&A with tons of tipsLast week, I shared my Living Room Tour with you all, in response to some requests to see the things I write about “in action” in a real-life situation.

I received tons of questions and requests for living room tips from readers on Instagram, and this post is dedicated to answering those.

I hope I didn’t leave anyone out!

This post covers:

  • “Where’d you get that…?”
  • What the deal is with rugs on carpets (and how to keep them from bunching or shifting, tripping people, or being obnoxious).
  • Where are all your tables? Where do you put your drinks?
  • How do you keep things so neat when you have kids and dogs?
  • What’s the best way to store magazines and reading material?
  • How can I arrange my furniture in my super-weird-shaped living room with tons of obstacles?
  • What do I do about the laundry that keeps piling up in the living room, waiting for me to fold it?
  • How can I create a living room I actually love and use?

Here we go!

Read all of the Q&A including examples and tips for different awkward furniture-arranging situations in living rooms.

FREE Teal Pumpkin Project Printable – Allergy-Free Halloween Signs

October 15th, 2014

#TealPumpkinProject Free Printables for Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats

Halloween is already scary enough without food allergies. But for kids who could have severe reactions or even die from unsafe-for-them foods, it’s extra-scary.

Join the #TealPumpkinProject by passing out only allergy-free treats this year. Non-food options are fantastic, fun, and safe.

Here are the 10 Best Allergy-Free Halloween Treats, in case you’re looking for ideas.

Let trick-or-treaters know that your house is allergy-safe by printing out one of these door signs and displaying it on Halloween, and be sure to spread the word to friends so they can participate in supporting and protecting kids with food allergies too.

Click below to grab your printable door signs for #TealPumpkinProject.

Click to get the sign-up form and your free printable door signs.

Living Room Tour

October 14th, 2014

Living room tour & Tips for staying organized, even with kids. A little while back, I mentioned that I had received requests for me to share more of my home with you, so that you can see how the homemaking methods and techniques I talk about look in action.

I share a bit of this stuff on my Instagram account (say hi on IG if you follow me over there!), but I’m happy to give a more in-depth tour on the blog.

This week, I’m happy to give you my living room tour.

We have a very open floor plan, so you’ll be able to see glimpses of the dining room, kitchen, and office nook too, but I’ll cover those in more detail in later posts.


Click to read all about how we organize and use our living room, and to see lots more pictures.

18 Ways to Have a Clutter-Free Halloween

October 7th, 2014

18 Ways to Have a Clutter-Free Halloween (While still having All of the Fun)I’ve been hard-core decluttering the house. And I’ve been working hard to keep the clutter from coming back in.

I’m guessing you’re here because you’re on the same kind of journey.

And Halloween is working against us!

With all of the costumes, candles, spooky decor, junky little trinkets and toys, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand.

How can we cut the clutter without cutting back on any of the fun?

I promise, it’s possible! Here’s how.
Click to read all 18 ways to prevent clutter-creep while you celebrate Halloween!