Sprucing Up Inside – The Pantry

This week, I found the most beautiful and inspiring pantry photos on an Instagram feed called Dawn2lldusk.  I decided I didn’t want the invest the funds necessary to make a look-alike, but I could make mine much more tidy and streamlined. My home canned items were getting lost and forgotten on a lower shelf. They…

Decluttering – Bedside Table

The bedside table is a clutter magnet. It holds so many items that I would not need for bedtime – a passport, scissors, a couple of lighters – as well as quite a bit that is helpful for bedtime – my Kindle, facial tissues, reading glasses, and sheets. I decided to zone the drawers as…

The Epic Battle of a Boy and his Beanstalk…..

He’s not exactly a boy and it’s really not a beanstalk, but every few years my handsome husband does battle with the Kiwi vine on the back pergola.  Our house is fairly shady and the thick and vigorous vine over the living room windows makes it even darker inside.  We also haven’t got very many…

Declutter like a Mother & Declutter 365 – Jan 5

Todays task for Declutter 365 was to straighten and declutter the kitchen linens. This task was already done.  I just had to check in on it.  The decluttering I did last year at this time has worked well so everything is still in its place.  I just needed to do a little ironing of some linen tea towels….

Declutter like a Mother & Declutter 365 – Jan 4

Todays task for Declutter 365 was to clear off the kitchen table. This task was perfect for today because the dining table (we don’t have a separate kitchen table) was still littered with the remnants of the main floor closet decluttering.  I had to make decisions about the remaining items, put them away or send them…

Declutter like a Mother & Declutter 365 – Jan 3

Todays task for Declutter 365 was focused on small appliances in the kitchen. I took care of most of the clutter of the appliances last year, so I didn’t get rid of anything this year. I have places for everything to live and have been pretty careful and contemplative about new potential purchases. Todays task for Declutter like…

Declutter like a Mother & Declutter 365 – Jan 2

Todays task for Declutter 365 was focused on the bench/counters in the kitchen. I took care of most of the clutter on the counter. I do have a new cast iron wok that hasn’t settled into a home yet, but everything else is tucked away.  I still probably have more things out then most people, but I…

Declutter like a Mother & Declutter 365 – Jan 1

I’ve decided to try to double-declutter this year.  I never managed to finish last year, and things here at the backyard farm are just entirely too crowded with stuff.  I’m going to still try to stick with Declutter 365 which gives me 10 minute tasks once a day for a year.  These tasks are quick…

Summertime – Week 7

July 28 – Declutter Kitchen Food Cupboard July 29 – Declutter Kitchen Refrigerator July 30 – Declutter Pantry Food Cupboard July 31 – Declutter Canning Cupboards August 1 – Declutter Coat Closet Hanging & Shelf August 2 – Declutter Coat Closet Storage August 3 – Declutter Utility Room  

Summertime – Week 6

July 22 – Declutter Driveway July 23 – Declutter Utility Walk July 24 – Declutter Outdoor Kitchen Patio July 25 – Declutter Front Porch July 26 – Declutter Back Patio July 27 – Clean Upstairs Patio July 28 – Work on Upstairs railings