May: Set up a Routine

Chore Checklist Widget

Step 1: Declutter the whole house

So, last month our community hosted a neighborhood garage sale and it was a GREAT excuse and created a limited time table for us to quickly go through the house and declutter. It was awesome!! However, we did not have too much time to reorganize or find places for everything. PLUS last week we had a slight water leak in our basement and so now that part of our storage area is chaotic.

Step 2: Set up a Routine

I’ve decided to go all digital. I’ve tried various apps, but for this time I’ve decided to go with Chore Checklist. I’ve never used it before, but I’ve set everything up and I think it’s going to work well. It’s very versatile and only $1.50 for the full version.

The free version looked really good too – it just doesn’t

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Simple Living: On the fridge

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This month and next I’m working through the 25 Days of Working Towards Simple Living series. You can read everything I’m posting in this series under the tab Simplify. I absolutely LOVED Lorilee’s book Simple Living and took a lot away from it! I would suggest you check it out!

 

Day 5: On the Fridge

This was a much simpler task I was able to accomplish this week. After clearing off all the surfaces on my kitchen, I was motivated to also clear off the fridge. It has a TON of stuff on it and usually looks messy. Like clearing off the surfaces, the challenge is to keep everything off the fridge and if after a week you still miss it, then feel free to add it back on.

I decided to take off everything except my magnetic spices and calendar. I KNOW I use those on a regular basis and like where

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Simple Living: Clearing off Surfaces

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This month and next I’m working through the 25 Days of Working Towards Simple Living series. You can read everything I’m posting in this series under the tab Simplify. I absolutely LOVED Lorilee’s book Simple Living and took a lot away from it! I would suggest you check it out!

 

Day 3: Surfaces

Last week I took a couple of days to clear the surface spaces in our kitchen (and some in the living room). In order to take things off our counter – even the toaster and other appliances, I needed to reorganize and sort through our pantry and other cabinets.

I was really pleased with how our pantry looked after organizing it (sorry, no before picture). See, even extra space!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simple Living: Incoming

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Last week I introduced my 25 Days of Working Towards Simple Living series. You can read everything I’m posting in this series under the tab Simplify. I absolutely LOVED Lorilee’s book Simple Living and took a lot away from it! I would suggest you check it out!

 

I’ve been working on Day 3’s assignment: clearing surface spaces in the kitchen. I’ve done a little bit of it, but have not have a big chunk time to clear out cabinet space so I can clear the surface space. Lorilee’s challenge is to keep everything off the counters for 1 week and if after that time you feel yourself missing something, then you can put it back on the counter. I thought I would post about Day 4’s task today and then after tomorrow I will be able to work more on clearing counter space.

Day 4: Incoming

This week I’ve been focusing on what comes

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Simple Living: Underneath

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Last week I introduced my 25 Days of Working Towards Simple Living series. You can read everything I’m posting in this series under the tab Simplify. I absolutely LOVED Lorilee’s book Simple Living and took a lot away from it! I would suggest you check it out!

Day 2: Underneath

Yesterday my husband and I took just under 20 minutes to go through all our socks and underwear. He does a pretty good job at getting rid of socks and underwear when there are holes in them and I need to start that habit! I have socks and underwear that need replacing soon, but I won’t replace them unless I get rid of them first!

 

Not only did we get rid of socks and underwear that were too old and worn out, we also asked ourselves these questions:

Is there a match for this sock? Does it still fit?

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25 days of Working Towards Simple Living (Minimalism)

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May/June Project: Simplify

Or, as I may call it: 25 days of Working Towards Simple Living

I started reading Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott – so good! Lorilee breaks different areas in life down into 30 days in which you get rid of stuff, organize, or simplify your life. I love some her tips of how to minimize what comes into the home and what stays in the home!

***Check out my new series – Project Declutter – in which I spend 31 days decluttering the whole house!!***

Because of my busy schedule in May, I’m planning on working on this on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in May, then every week day in June until I’m finished.

If you are interested in purchasing this ebook and joining me in this project, right now there is a GREAT deal going on in which

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