Want to use the popular KonMari method of tidying up but don't feel like you have the time? Check out my tips for adapting Marie Kondo's tidying up method.

This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog! Hey, everyone! It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged and I am excited to get back in the saddle! Anyway, I wanted to tell you guys about how I’m Marie Kondo-ing my house, but in an adaptive way that accounts for the fact that I homeschool, have a part time job, have outside chores to take care of, have a rather needy autistic son, and have to *occasionally* (ha, ha!) feed my family and make sure they have clean clothes! So, a littleREAD MORE

OK, guys.  Last week I learned two housekeeping tips that totally rocked my world!  I excitedly told my sister about them and now I’m telling you!  Seriously, these are two seemingly little tips in and of themselves, but they have made a big impact- both visually and mentally. Housekeeping Tip #1 Well, the first one came from Jen over at How Jen Does It. She has a weekly cleaning routine called “Zone Cleaning.”  Basically, in addition to the regular maintenance cleaning you do everyday (laundry, dishes, etc), she does detailed cleaning (think deep cleaning) everyREAD MORE

Learn how to go paperless in the kitchen! Save money and be green! #homemaking #paperlesskitchen #homestead #homesteading #kitchentip

Hey guys! Do you ever get tired of spending money on things that you just throw away after one use??? Yeah, me, too! Allow me to show you how I have gone paperless in my kitchen, which will save you money in the long term and make you less dependent on the store!  Plus, it’s so much better for the environment 🙂 So, years ago, when Jeff and I first got married, we were POOR.  I mean, really poor.  Like he didn’t have a job (he got laid off two weeks before the wedding… goodREAD MORE

Ok, so technically, we do have chores around our house and farm, but the farm jobs are the only ones we deem “chores.” I have never implemented the “chore chart” idea or assigned anything to anybody.  I’ve often pondered it and once bought an expensive magnet chore chart system at a homeschool convention, but after attempting it for a week, I gave up and a couple years later, I sold it. Yet, my kids still help me around the house daily. How do we do it?  Everything I’ve read maintains that assigned chores are theREAD MORE