Sanctuary

Calm Home, De-Clutter, De-Cluttering, Frugal Decor, Frugal Ideas, Home, Simple Home, Simplicity

A cluttered house shows a cluttered mind.

Or, something like that. And the #struggleisreal. I bounce back and forth from not giving a damn about the mess to a full-on nervous breakdown at the drop of a hat because of the clutter.

I’m a full-time working mom, etsy-preneur on the side, a wife, mother, and step-mom rolled into one. Most days I feel like I need a magical cape to do it all. Thank God I’m learning to let a lot of stuff go and accept the fact that I am an awesome mom, wife, employee, and creative just as I am and I don’t have to strive to be the best and do it all every, single day #reality.

However, when I’m talking about my living space it’s a struggle. I’m not striving for Pinterest Perfection, I just want to be able to walk around without stepping on toys or getting tangled up in a human-sized telescope that never gets used – or the dishes at least half clean; enough to keep the fruit flies away. All the while allowing the kids and adults alike to have fun and enjoy our home. If you have lived with more people than just yourself for any amount of time – like one minute +, you know that the two ideals collide something fierce.

So, I’ve come to realize that when I just can’t take it anymore, it is seriously time to declutter and clean up.

That’s about it.

Another thing I love to do to get my dopamine and seratonin pumpin’ is to rearrange a little bit while I clean up. It doesn’t take much and it also costs zero dollars to move a few pieces around or get rid of unused furniture.

Since I’m obsessed with looking at other people’s decluttering and home adventures, I wanted to share mine from this weekend.

BEFORE:

PicMonkey Collage1

A hot mess, but it’s OK because we have been busy with Halloween/Fall/Dance festivities. I can’t come up with an excuse about the telescope…it just needs to go. As does the highchair. You know, things that make someone like myself go insane.

AFTER:

PicMonkey Collage2

After only about an hour, my home was back in order and I felt like a bazillion bucks. Brought the coffee table back in (it was away for a year because of my baby learning to walk and I was always freaking out about her getting hurt, of course), I moved around a few furniture pieces and changed out a throw pillow and blankets, also cut some greenery off a tree because I need some nature inside after all this rain, and naturally, vacuumed the crumbs and wiped smudges down.

It just feels so much better to come home to a little sanctuary. I didn’t have to declutter as much this go around, but you best bet that those little McDonald happy meal toys, unused toys, and anything broken got put in the trash. It helped knock it back some!

How about you, is your decluttering efforts paying off? What little things to do you do around your house to create more of a haven space?

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12 thoughts on “Sanctuary

  1. Wow, you amazing lady can create a cosy home out of a clutter ! Very inspiring ! I honestly started looking at my mess and felt a little bit guilty… 😉 Gonna have to tackle this in December ! Love the coffee table and the tones and colors… you rock ! ❤ ❤ ❤ lots of hugs to you !

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  2. beautiful home, and I mean in both sets of pictures….one is beautiful because its a lived in home, clutter comes with life and love….and the second batch is before all that love hits the door….LOL I used to play a game and time myself like when I emptied the dishwasher see if I could beat my previous time…LOL I hate doing mundane chores…I had to do something to make it fun…now that I am older I just play the game if it needs doin then frigin do it….LOL beautiful home for sure….

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    1. Haha! Yes, my home is VEEEERY lived in LOL 🙂 We are making some great memories that’s for sure. My daughter is a toddler SOOOO!

      I also love using that “if it needs doin then frigin do it” mantra. Keeps me accountable!

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  3. Everything looks so restful and beautiful. It takes awhile to get our spaces to represent who we are :0) I know that I have a hard time maintaining my small home in a semblance of order ;D

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