Guess who's starting an impromptu home simplification challenge?!
Thanks to encouragement from my sister, we're dedicating the next eight weeks to Simplifying Home. It's inspired by the Home Cure, but with a little more focus on cleaning out and decluttering while living with purpose and appreciation in our homes. This challenge especially focuses on three areas of home living: Simplicity, Intentionality, Contentment.
Find the Simplifying Home checklist we're following >> here.
Then join us and share your own progress on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #simplifyinghome.
I'll share some further explanations and resources each week and link them here:
Week 1 // Setting Up + Entryway
Week 2 // Living + Family
Week 3 // Kitchen + Dining
Week 4 // Bathrooms + Self-Care
Week 5 // Bedrooms + Closets
Week 6 // Storage + Organization
Week 7 // Office + Workspace
Week 8 // Wrapping Up
I hope you'll be inspired and encouraged to live well in your simplified home!
What is Simplifying Home?Simplifying Home is week-by-week home checklists lasting eight weeks. It's perfect for spring or fall cleaning, getting ready for a move or after recently moving, or just any time you finally get fed up and are ready to "fix" your home. Or maybe a pregnancy-induced nesting bug? Maybe that's just me.
The checklists are more a direction for getting started. No need to check off every item for every week. But make your best effort each week and you'll notice definite progress in your home while you build your own momentum.
There are three basic sections to each week's checklist...
i. SimpleThe process to achieve simplicity can actually be quite a challenge, even though it's very simple:
So, each week will focus on a new area of the home to clean out and declutter. The end result will be a pleasantly cleaner and simpler space worth the challenge to get it there.
ii. IntentionalThis means implementing change or a new habit for better living. It might involve adding a habit to your routine or an item to your home, but doing so on purpose. Specifically choosing those activities and things that will actually improve home life.
The areas I focused on are maintaining basic cleanliness throughout the home, seeking to improve a weak spot in the home, and adding an element of life to the home.
iii. ContentThese are those simple activities that can be done now--no money, special items or intense preparation necessary to achieve contentment and living well today. These ideas could really go on and on, but I simply give one or two items to do that week that focus on slowing down and enjoying your home as it is now.
It's a matter of simply naming it and doing it for the sake of enjoyment.
We'd love for you to join us in these eight weeks of Simplifying Home!
Then share your progress (photos, thoughts, questions) on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #simplifyinghome. If you blog, you're also welcome to post your updates, then leave the direct link in the comments. (Blatant spam will not be published.)
We look forward to being inspired by how you simplify your homes!
This series has been expanded into a workbook full of helpful ideas and printable resources. Find Simplifying Home: The Workbook and Simplicity Versus: The Ebook >> here.
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