• Decluttering the kitchen. A series of pictures depicting a clutter-free and organized kitchen.

    Decluttering the Kitchen

    Decluttering the kitchen was the focus of the first week of my New Year Declutter Plan. If you are just joining the decluttering fun I recommend reading the link above to get your own copy of the New Year Declutter Plan. Declutter the Kitchen The kitchen is often cited as being the heart of the home. The kitchen is where the vast majority of a family’s time is spent. Whether it is preparing a meal, sharing a meal, or simply cleaning up the dishes together, the kitchen is where the people are. Because the kitchen is often the place where so many gather, it easily collects all the things. From…

  • The Well Planned Mama new year declutter plan for a messy house

    The New Year Declutter Plan

    I love a good declutter. It makes my soul so calm to rid our homes of excess stuff! There is just something about heading into a new year that motivates people to find a declutter plan and get their homes in order! If you have ever been near an Ikea in the first months of the year, you know what I mean. An organized home is as sought after as a healthy body when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Now that the cozy holidays are behind us, people all around are ready to roll into the new year with a fresh slate and that includes a decluttered and organized…

  • Tips for organizing seasonal gear

    Tips To Easily Organize Seasonal Gear

    This week’s weather brought record-breaking low temperatures to our area and despite my constant yearning for warmer weather it looks like we are still several weeks (or months) away from warmer weather. Colder temperatures are a time when seasonal gear: coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves and more are littering our homes. Without a system in place for seasonal gear organization, you might find yourself digging through the couch cushions looking for your child’s missing mitten. Tips for Seasonal Gear Organization Living in Indiana (or really the Midwest) means that while we have the seasons, it isn’t always guarenteed each season will stay in its lane. Around these parts, it is…

  • Simple and affordable Christmas decoration storage ideas. Save time and energy next year.

    Simple and Affordable Christmas Decoration Organization

    If you are like me, perhaps you are just getting around to taking down your Christmas decorations. It is such fun transforming the house into a winter wonderland, that taking everything down tends to be a dreaded task. I want to show you how a few simple changes in Christmas decoration organization and packing can help you more quickly enjoy the process of decking the halls next year. Yesterday we spent the morning taking down and packing away all of our Christmas decorations. And I will tell you, if there is one place in my life that I am not minimal, it is Christmas. I love turning our home into…

  • Free Declutter Plan for whole house

    31 Day Autumn Declutter

    Have you ever found yourself standing in the living room with a toys strewn at your feet, laundry piled high on the couch, dishes filling the sink and dishwasher, and you feel like your head is about to explode? You feel like you have spent all your time cleaning yet you see no evidence of all that you’ve done. Perhaps all these to-dos have left you short-tempered and annoyed and longing for a time when you will be finished and can enjoy the life you are constantly cleaning up after? This was me just a few years ago. I felt like I was drowning in all the stuff and the…