Relaxing and Recharging

We’ve got the dishes under control (for the moment) and I’m working on keeping up with them.  The dishwasher is running as I type this, as a matter of fact. I spent last weekend mostly having fun and not doing chores.  I’m telling you this because I want to remind you that it’s ok to…

Book Review:  The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

  Last week we talked about getting everything out of our heads and down on paper, and just starting with one task.  For me that task was dishes.  By both working on keeping up with the dishes myself, and having my kids chip in, we’ve had a week of (mostly) clean counters and having lots…

How Overwhelmed Are You?

Notice the title of this post is not “Are you overwhelmed?” because I know most of you are.  That’s why you’re here right?  It’s hard not to be these days.  Many of us have full-time jobs, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have full-time work to do at home as well.  Even if home is…

Do You Have Too Many Clothes?

You know you do, right?  That is, unless you’ve achieved a minimalist lifestyle.  But if you had, what would you be doing here reading this blog about getting your house clean and in some semblance of order?  Got you, didn’t I?  It’s ok.  Lots of us are in the same situation, so let’s work on…