Kid’s Artwork: The Simplest Way to Eliminate the Overwhelm

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By now, you know I’m a big fan of simple storage solutions designed to work with your family’s habits, not against them. Today, I’m sharing my super simple method for dealing with your kid’s artwork.

If there’s anything that can bring on decision fatigue, it’s deciding what to do with kid’s artwork. And when I say artwork, I’m referring to the hundreds of sometimes indecipherable drawings just one of my kids can produce in a week.

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Decluttering Toys: Our Moderately Minimalist Toy Collection

Decluttering toys is a hot topic among moms today. Minimalism seems to be a lasting trend as so many are seeing and wanting the benefits of owning less stuff, especially families with young children.

When left with a limited selection of the best toys for them, children will play for hours without you needing to push and prod them.

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The simplest, cheapest LEGO storage solution

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Are you frustrated by your current system for organizing LEGOs©? Do you spend forever cleaning them up? Do you want the cheapest, simplest LEGO storage solution? I did, too.

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The House That Cleans Itself: How to Choose Storage Solutions that Actually Work

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Have you ever spent hours rearranging and organizing your home only to have it be a disaster the very next day? 

You think angrily to yourself, our house could be clean and orderly if everyone else would just get on board.

Perfect Storage Solutions…For Your Habits

That perfect IKEA storage case with drawers – one for each LEGO® color? One child always empties every drawer onto the floor to find what he wants, and they need to be resorted all the time.

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Mom of Littles: It’s ok to scrap the Cleaning Schedule

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I just came across yet another weekly cleaning schedule, one I haven’t tried (this is actually astonishing). I give it a shot. Maybe this will be the one.

Monday is great: I cross my daily cleaning task off the schedule with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. This is totally doable. Yes! A cleaning schedule that works!

But now it’s Tuesday.

A Day in the Life

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How to Successfully Shop for Second-Hand Furniture

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In our recent move, we got rid of a lot of our furniture.  I shopping for second-hand furniture at two thrift stores last weekend to see what I could come up with for our new family room space and the dining room.

Three hours later, I came home empty handed.

Part of me wanted to cry because I view shopping as a sad waste of time.  I’d rather be spending that time on a million other things.  At least if I put in the hours, I want there to be something to show for it.

But I took solace in the fact that while three hours for nothing didn’t seem like a win, it actually was.  I didn’t buy anything I didn’t love.  And by love, I mean, jump for joy that it will be in my home kind of love.

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