Today I spent a lot of time organizing. Cleaning out. De-cluttering. It always is a great feeling to have everything in neat little rows and clean. Then as the days go by, it starts to pile up again. Why does that happen? My husband always says to me, “Its because you have FOUR kids.” I guess it is. But it bugs me. I love when everything is just cleaned and re-organized. I hope it stays this way for longer than usual. I try to stay on top of the kids with picking up. I have also tried to get rid of stuff we don’t need so there is less to take care of. So far I am happy with it.
The room that is usually the hardest for me is our office/schoolroom. That’s where all of the “stuff” piles up. Books, books, and more books. Paperwork. Crafts. Completed assignments. The main thing is to put it away as soon as we use it, so things don’t pile up. Easier said than done when you are 5 years old 😉
How about you? What are is hardest to simplify? Toys? Clothes? Books? Meals?
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.