Mommy Matters Monday: Taking Charge of the Clutter

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Before I get started on today’s post I just want to remind you that there are TWO GREAT GIVEAWAYS going on right now.

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My husband & I are really blessed to own our house free & clear! We love our location & the fact that we have about an acre of land. Plus, we have a HUGE shop out back…like almost as big as our house. So we’re not moving anytime soon. As much as we love our house, it can feel a bit crowded sometimes. We have big plans (like 5-10 year plans) to add on & remodel but for right now as we’re getting out of debt, we’re perfectly happy with what we have. As we should be.

We try (but we’re not perfect by any means) to practice what Scripture tells us about being good stewards:

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Hebrews 13:5

And we know that if we’re not happy with what God has given us right now, then God won’t bless us with much more in the future:

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much” Luke 16:10 

I was really inspired this weekend to start the process of purging & de-cluttering our house. We’re not messy people at all and we’re most definitely not hoarders but we tend to pile up & accumulate ‘stuff.’ So we started with the kitchen yesterday. We took it cabinet by cabinet, put everything on the counter, and started separating things into what we need/use and what we can give away. We simplified our counters (i.e. no more toaster, no more Keurig [didn’t use it much anyways since Kcups are expensive], and we put up a lot of the ‘stuff’ that was just laying out) and we re-organized where everything went as we put it back up in the cabinets.

I felt so much better yesterday when all was said and done. There’s still the task of boxing everything & giving it away but we’re doing that this afternoon so we can get it off the kitchen table. You can see below just a small portion of what we’re getting rid of.

BuhBye Clutter!!

So the kitchen is done! My next purge is the 2 hallways closets then I’ll work my way through the house one room at a time. No rush but it will be oh so nice when it’s all done!

So tell me, what area of your home do you need to purge & de-clutter?

How about your life? 

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Stacey Gannett

Way to go on another beautiful post, Molly! I have been trying to do the same myself. I have 9 bags and a few boxes, and the number to call for taking it all away. I still have more to go, and now that I finally have the extra space, since my oldest’s room is now empty, to store it all as I round it all up.
I am still learning how to do many of the things you talk about, and still struggle with, but when I start to fail I work to get myself back on the right path.
Thanks for sharing and linking up! Have a great week!


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