Minimize Your Mess with an ebook aptly named “Minimize the Mess”
So how many posts can Nell do about housework? Oh, I don’t know. How much time do you have?
Bear with me. My friend Rachel wrote an ebook. A what? An e-book. That means you can read it on your smartphone or ‘puter. That also means you can’t lose it and no child can teethe actively on it and destroy it. Win-win.
She addresses simplifying your home in six chapters. I may or may not have devoured all six as soon as she was kind enough to email me a review copy.
Declutter, embrace less is more, purge. All sounds great. BUT HOW I HAVE SMALL CHILDREN?! Then she hands you an actual strategy and game plan. Winning again.
First, I implemented it with my already (I thought) purged wardrobe that I’m still working on the photos for an adult capsule wardrobe. Well it turns out I had not completely truly gotten up the gumption to giveaway what I’m not using and wearing. Sniff. Goodbye, college jeans.
Second, I had to believe that “I might need it later” is not a valid reason to have a basement full of odds & ends for entertaining. Things my mom used in the 80’s for a Santa-themed cocktail party? I am never throwing that party. Sorry, mama.
Third, I branched out into the books, the thousands of books, we have. I have two big bins of board books alone. Many of them aren’t that fabulous. GONE.
Fourth, I went through our bathroom cupboard. It’s a huge built-in that houses, you guessed it, a lot of unnecessary travel sized toothpaste I won’t even use. And sundry items. Do not tell my husband that I threw these away. I will break it to him gently. I only use my sister’s products so these not so great hotel numbers? Gone.
Fifth, TOYS. I will do a post sometime about the pros versus cons of a toy room but Rachel really convinced me to cut. these. out. When I noticed how many toys go untouched, even great ones, I knew it was time to find another home for them.
I feel about 700lbs lighter. And I think I’ve got the energy to keep going. Look out, house!!!
She’s offering it for $2.99 with a coupon code for 25% off for a short time (“launch”). Even has free printables! Winning to the max over here. Head on OVER.