Cultivate Tidy Habits | 4-Week Tidying Challenge

4-Week Tidying Challenge eBook | $5

In this eBook, I share the tidying tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to keep my home tidy, balanced, and joyful. You will be assigned five tidying tasks per week (one for each weekday), along with one tidy habit per week, which you will cultivate over the course of the 4-week challenge. This eBook also includes a printable handout for each week, complete with your assigned tidying tasks and designated spaces for notetaking.

4-Week Tidying Challenge eBook #tidy #organize #newyear #clean #home #konmari #newyearsresolutions

 

 

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Whether we admit it or not, fashion plays a role in almost all of our lives. Even those of us who wrangle children all day probably still try to dress themselves in something pleasing (whether from an aesthetic standpoint, comfort, function, or all of the above). Given this, it’s no wonder putting together a capsule wardrobe has become so popular. Maybe you’ve heard a lot of talk about how to put together a capsule wardrobe, but aren’t quite clear what one is.

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With the ever-increasing busy-ness of life, it’s no wonder self-care for moms is such an important topic. Never-ending streams of information bombard us all day, not to mention the demands of work and family. Our society is quickly becoming accustomed to the instant gratification that seems to be offered everywhere, from having information available at the click of a button to free 2-hour grocery delivery (which, let’s be honest, is the best thing ever). When you add kids to the mix, the idea of self-care for moms becomes even more important. read more

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Rather than chatting with my husband first, I decided to “surprise” him with the “news” that we were getting chickens. (It’s easier to ask for forgiveness later, right?)

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Spring really is a magical time of year. After months of cold and darkness, seeing the first blooms of the season is like reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.

It is a season for fresh, new beginnings. A season for celebrating nature and enjoying the sunshine. It’s also a season of anticipation, in many ways.

I can’t help but look forward to the brighter, sunnier months ahead. And of course, I look forward to Easter (which is approaching in just a couple weeks)!

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Spring is here. Hallelujah!

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Take a moment to think about your kitchen.

I mean, really… think about it. Reflect on all that it does for you.

Day in, day out, it is always there just waiting to be of use.

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Pleasant, isn’t it?

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I’ve scoured the internet for ways to keep my home cleaner. I keep coming back to the analogy that cleaning a home with kids is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos. But after much trial and error, I think I’ve come up with a surefire plan to help us moms keep our homes spotless.

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