Don't get me wrong, my home is not always as tidy as I would like. Life happens, kids happen, and well, it is impossible to live without a mess sometimes. But what I am beginning to enjoy is the freedom of getting done with chores much quicker and having the ability to spend time on more important things...like reading...or spending more intentional time with the kiddos...or blogging! I still use the same strategies as I have written about before for keeping a clean home.
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Here are some more pics of our new apartment:
Here are a few goals to further simplify our home:
- Mail and Paperwork- Papers can quickly take over nice, clean surfaces. I can't stand this! We are trying to go paperless on all of our bills and such and deal with mail as soon as possible so that it is not piling up. We have also gone to scanning and saving documents digitally to eliminate paper further.
- Closets- I still feel like there is room for improvement in what we have in the closets. Yes, we will always have things to store away, but I am convinced there are still things that can be donated. This is a soon-to-come weekend project.
- Kid's Room- The kid's room still needs some work. They really do not have too many toys or anything, but I need to set things up to make it easier for the kids to put away there things. Right now there really isn't a place for everything. Another weekend project! I will post more about this one as we get to work on this.
Overall, simplicity is serving us well and I am so excited to be enjoying the benefits of having less.