The Fastest Way to Clutter

It’s like there’s some right of passage we must all make to grow up and be able to fill a home with furniture. Don’t believe the social lies. I honestly think the quickest way to clutter a home is to overload it with furniture. Furniture is big, bulky and often offers some form of storage,Continue reading “The Fastest Way to Clutter”

64 and Partly Sunny

That was the forecast two days ago, Christmas 2019. Felt like a nice spring day without all the pollen and bugs. This whole week has been in the mid 60s and I kinda chuckle when I see snowman blow-ups in every other yard around town. I’ve always thought it was strange that we “snow frost”Continue reading “64 and Partly Sunny”

The Junk Yard

Our printer died. It was a sad day for a homeschool mom. Fortunately we were two days before Christmas break and the ink was about out, but still… It had been a trusty printer. We’d had it for years. It was given to us. Not what I would have bought for myself, but I couldn’tContinue reading “The Junk Yard”

Practical DIY No. 4: Phone Pocket Thing

I had some Command Strips left over from DIY No. 1 and I really needed a place to keep my phone close by but off of the kitchen counters, which is frequently wet or gross, because… I have kids, or maybe I’m just gross. I wanted something relatively cheap that didn’t look like I’d cutContinue reading “Practical DIY No. 4: Phone Pocket Thing”

Outta Hand Closet

As we are nearing Christmastime, I’d bet there are a few wardrobe related items on the wish list of most adult women (and men, too). In the Life Less Cluttered curriculum I go into more detail about closet organization, but one general rule to apply to your wardrobe to keep it from getting out ofContinue reading “Outta Hand Closet”

Practical DIY No 3: Spool Stool

I don’t know why we called it that, because this DIY is not a stool at all. It’s an end table. I’ll be honest, it didn’t turn out as lovely as I’d hoped but good enough to keep. I should mention that we moved three months ago after living in our first home for twelveContinue reading “Practical DIY No 3: Spool Stool”

Practical DIY No 2: Art Display

In my very first post, Manager of Stuff, I mentioned that we throw away 98% of the papers my kids create. One life ago, before we decided to homeschool, my kids attended church preK programs and then public school. The first few years of school are so much fun, especially for a first-time parent untilContinue reading “Practical DIY No 2: Art Display”

The Season We’re In

Tis’ the season of giving buying. Sometime shortly after school supply madness in July-September, we roll into the holiday season of buying all the things. First Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and Christmas is on the list for all of October through December. I’ve realized over the years that one of the most helpful solutions to declutterContinue reading “The Season We’re In”

Practical DIY No 1: Bread Ties

Back story: I like bread. I like bread ties. That’s about it. I find bread ties to be useful for just about everything; and to be clear, I mean the wire kind, not the flat plastic squarish ones. Those are useless. Need to tie some cords together? Bread Tie. Need to close a non-bread openContinue reading “Practical DIY No 1: Bread Ties”