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Overwhelmed with a Messy House? Start Here.

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, and having a clean kitchen positively contributes to you and your family's well-being.  When I get extremely overwhelmed with a messy house, I like to start in the kitchen. I put on a cleaning motivation video on YouTube or listen to the Family Life Radio app… Continue reading Overwhelmed with a Messy House? Start Here.

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Pursuing Minimalism | The Vision I Have for Our Home

Ah, the pineapple, a sign of hospitality for hundreds of years.  This fruit's symbolism encompasses the vision that I have for our home.  I want our home to be a clean, organized, and clutter-free environment that contributes to an atmosphere of love and joy, where we can live together in harmony, laugh together in happiness,… Continue reading Pursuing Minimalism | The Vision I Have for Our Home

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Pursuing Minimalism | Five-Week Room-by-Room Purge

For the past several weeks, I have been purging our apartment.  Five weeks ago, I decided that I had enough of acquiring and managing possessions that rob me of my limited resources (money, time, and energy) that could be directed toward the important things in my life.  So, I decided to officially start pursuing minimalism… Continue reading Pursuing Minimalism | Five-Week Room-by-Room Purge

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Pursuing Minimalism | My Control Journal Reboot: Routines & Goals

Since I started pursuing minimalism as a lifestyle recently, I decided it was time for another review of the contents of my Control Journal - the Flylady's term for a home management binder - in order to eliminate or rearrange what wasn't working for me and to incorporate more of my goals into my routines. … Continue reading Pursuing Minimalism | My Control Journal Reboot: Routines & Goals

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Farewell, Project: Home; Hello, Minimalism!

Merriam-Webster defines minimalism as "a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity."  The Minimalists describe minimalism as "a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear.  Freedom from worry.  Freedom from overwhelm.  Freedom from guilt.  Freedom from depression.  Freedom from the trappings… Continue reading Farewell, Project: Home; Hello, Minimalism!