Simple Living Tips

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In 2014, I started a little project called the Life: Simplified Project. Since then, this post has been my most popular post on the blog. What did I learn about simplifying in 2014? I learned that it’s a process, and it can’t be done in a year. Learning to live simply is something I work on every day. I am always on the lookout for more ways I can simplify my life, and I love helping people like you simplify yours, too. Everyone’s idea of simplifying is different. 

Here you will find projects and simple living tips to help you simplify your life. I’m constantly working on this, and adding more projects!

Simple Living Tips

Simple living tips to help you clear the clutter.

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Simplify Schedules

Life has been a whirlwind. Some days I feel like all I do is go, go, go and rarely have any time at all to just enjoy my life. The to-do list is a mile long and never gets completed. I want this to change. One of the things I will be working to simplify is my schedule. I want to make sure the things that HAVE to get done, get done in a timely manner. No more procrastination!

If you need to simplify your schedule, too, check out these posts:

Simple living tips that will help you clear the clutter and simplify your life. You will learn tips to manage your schedule, meal times, home organization, and your finances.

Organize the Home

I will be clearing the clutter this year. We have TOO MUCH STUFF and none of it is organized well. We moved into our new home almost four months ago and it is now time to really get things organized. My children have so many toys and it is time for some of them to move on. We have a homeschool room in this house and it is on my list of things to organize as well!

Here are some things I have done to help organize my house:

How To Declutter Your Whole House

How To Declutter Your Whole House Step By Step – I have figured out the secret to decluttering. It is a process and I’m still not done, but I’m getting there!

I LOVE organizing my house with these fabric bins from Walmart. They have lots of fun colors to choose from and I use them all over the place, in the kids’ rooms, in my bathroom, and in our homeschool room!

Sterilite 3 Drawer Cart- White (Available in Case of 2 or Single Unit)

I also use the drawer carts for extra storage. Right now I am using my cart to hold homeschool supplies, but I have also used them to hold cloth diapers. 

Why I Gave Up My Laundry Routine


This laundry sorter has been essential to my sanity when it comes to my laundry. It’s sturdy and keeps the dirty laundry off the floor!

Simplify Meal Times

We eat a fairly healthy diet already. It’s not perfect. I want to try new, healthy recipes and incorporate healthier snacks into our diet.

The last thing I will be simplifying in 2014 is my grocery shopping. I am trying out once-a-month grocery shopping and tweaking it. I plan to share with you what I am doing. With three young kids, going to the grocery store weekly leaves my nerves fried. A new plan is in order!

Update: I LOVE Once A Month Grocery Shopping. It’s such a time, money, and sanity saver! Check out my mini series on once a month grocery shopping! 

Once a Month Grocery Shopping

You can also simplify your life by planning freezer meals!


We have simplified our finances, too! 

Our 2016 One Icome Budget

Check out our one income budget and our plan for getting out of debt!

Why do I want to simplify these areas of my life? I want contentment. I want to appreciate what we have. I want my children to appreciate what we have. I want to live a less hurried/stressed life! Simplifying is hard work at first, but I believe the benefits are worth it.

See all of my completed Life:Simplified projects here!

How To Live Simply in a Complicated World

I have compiled a list of resources to help you start simplifying your life. I will continue to add to this list as I find great resources!

If you want a step-by-step guide to simplifying your home, I recommend Your Simple Home Handbook. This book contains 30 projects to help you get a handle on simplifying your home!

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    1. Hi Diana! All of the posts will be coming in 2014. You can check out the group Pinterest board here to see what the other bloggers are doing. I’m not sure if by links you mean the pink headings in the post? I’m going to go back and edit to make it more clear that this is an intro. Please stick around and I apologize if I confused you!

      1. Hi Joanie, I’m in 2016 now and would love to see the archived posts…may I have the link please?

  1. oh just what I need. Lots of family changes this coming year and I just started blogging. I am a procrastinator out of fear, have been since I can remember. I don’t do the dishes some days because I feel I don’t have enough time to do it right. I AM DONE!!! cant wait to link up with you ladies.

  2. This is such a great challenge. My husband was active duty AF for 10 years – but our kids were so young when he got out, that I never had to face a deployment WITH kids. Can’t imagine! Great post. 🙂

  3. This is my goal for 2015 as well. I’m hoping that joining others on the same journey will help. Thank you for this!

  4. So glad I found you! Our family is on a crazy simplicity journey where we are downsizing from a house to apartment, selling most of our possessions, and getting out of dept. I love the simplicity community…it is so supportive.
    I would love to be able to pin to your life:simplified community board as I blog about our journey. Is this still possible?

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