Saturday, September 1

Dollhouse Declutter Series Introduction

Recently I've taken on the project of decluttering my home.
I decided to begin in the most cluttered spot in my home and work my way through. I chose the master closet as my starting point. and as I sat down to plan this project out I remembered that a friend had shared with me about a method her Mama called the "dollhouse Method".
Dollhouse Method?
It's called the dollhouse method because; if you've ever seen a little girl sitting on the floor playing with a dollhouse, it usually begins with her dumping out all the contents and setting it up the way she wants it this time.
Well, the dollhouse method for cleaning our homes workds essentially the same way. Now Obviously, we can't pick up a room and shake it empty; so we clear it out completely and put back only what we want in that particular room. What doesn't belong doesn't go in. What doesn't have a place is either donated or sold. Some things may have sentimental value and others may find a place in another room. For that reason, we can choose to donate/sell some items room by room and/or have a big rummage sale at the end of the entire project.
I have decided to take a week per room since I know I have 3 kiddos to homeschool, a family of 5 to feed and life in general to tend to.
Have you used the "dollhouse Method" before? How did it work for you? If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them. If you would like to follow me in the Dollhouse Declutter Series; leave a comment below and tell me where you are beginning in your home.
I will post each week as I progress through my home, sharing tips and tricks along the way.
Until next time,
God bless and Make it a great day!

A simple but Happy summer

Hello again friends!
This is Labor day Weekend. Our summer is winding down and we are drawing closer to the holiday season.
Summer for the PinedaFamily5 has been a fun and happy one. We began with a trip to northern California where we visited with my aunt, spent some time at peer 39, played on the boardwalk at Santa Cruz, and celebrated DS1's 11th birthday all the while.
Father's day was spent with Dh's dad and mom, having lunch and a visit to the park.
The 4th of July we spent with my parents; some poppers (fireworks are prohibited in our local area) in the back yard and some dinner.
Then the 2 olders went to camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, and came back just in time to celebrate Ds2's 10th birthday.
Swimming, and reading and music have pretty much filled in the rest of our summer time.
So while it's been a simple summer, it has been a happy summer and one of the best summers we've had in a very long time.
I hope your summer has been a happy one too.
Until next time, God bless and Make it a great day!