With three kids, the amount of toys and school papers that we accumulate can get pretty out of control. Now that they are finishing up school and will be home for the summer, I’m trying to get a head start on decluttering before those tiny tornadoes come storming in.
Here I’ve pulled together a few tips and tricks I’ve found that have made a big difference in streamlining our home. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t build it up too much in your head or the task will seem insanely daunting. It’s best to go around the house bit by bit instead of telling yourself and everyone, “Okay, today we are going to declutter the entire house!”
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.