Our Week and Decluttering our Space


Jen and Erie

Potato Clock

Soalr Powered Aeroplane



It’s been a busy time here, Jen is in her second week of exams, they have been going well, she only has 2 more test days left and then we’re on holiday for a couple of weeks! The leaves are slowly turning orange and brown and we’re easing into cooler weather. I need to start thinking about knitting some warm hats, my mom has been busy knitting our whole family woolen slippers, they are so wonderfully warm and cozy! Jen and Erin have been working on their Scout advancement badges and also enjoy sitting and playing guitar together.I love it when they do, the house is filled with the sound of beautiful music.

I have been trying to get some order in our study, well, the study and most of our home. I love my home to be reasonably neat, it just makes me feel good to walk into a room and the table tops are empty, it’s a wonderful feeling, like the energy of the space has shifted and feels lighter, do you know what I mean? I did say, I love it when it’s neat but that doesn’t mean it always is. This actually hardly ever happens, with so many people living in a space, there are always projects on various tables that simply cannot be moved or tidied away .  I’ve started with the bookshelves, I’m going through all our books and putting them into piles. Books the children have outgrown and books we will keep. It seems like a mammoth task but I had to start somewhere. Once the books have been sorted through, I’ll move onto the table tops and try to keep them reasonably clear. I’m not sure if that will happen though. I always have the best intentions of clearing clutter but then I feel overwhelmed and just leave it for another day…

Caiden has been busy building a few projects this week, he built a potato clock from a kit that he got for his birthday and a solar aeroplane, they were fun projects. Well, I’m heading back into the study to declutter a little more, I love the feeling of a clear space…

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13 Responses to Our Week and Decluttering our Space

  1. eidolons March 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Declutter! Yes! We’re working on that around here as well. Five people (and all the animals) in 1200 square feet is rough on order. (:

  2. Lyssa March 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I need to work on a major spring cleaning too! My sister is moving in with my husband, daughter, and I to our tiny apartment after she graduates from community college in two months, so we desperately need to create more livable space by clearing out the clutter. Any tips on how to clear out a home?

    • Linda March 13, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      I’m starting with decluttering one shelf at a time and I’m going to take it from there. It already feels so much better:)

  3. Halina March 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I understand you. I feel that I have to clean the house. There is still winter and lots of snow here in Poland. But soon after Easter and spring will come. I feel the need for a spring cleaning. Especially in the kitchen cupbords. Regards.

  4. lori March 13, 2013 at 2:51 am #

    good luck with your ‘spring’ cleaning in autumn linda! it’s always a nice time to simplify!

    • Linda March 13, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks my friend:) xo

  5. Simone March 13, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Oh, what pattern does your Mum use for the knitted slippers? I am trying to find a good pattern for slippers for my 4 year old son – so would love a recommendation!

    • Linda March 13, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      It’s a little pattern out of the book called ‘The Children’s Year’, we have adapted it a little but it’s the best slipper pattern and so easy:)

  6. K March 13, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    I am, I hate to say it, tired now of warm and cozy. I want cool and breezy, warm and balmy. Not that you’ve had a lot of that this season. Blasting heat is not on my list. I like my house to be orderly also, and over-all, it is. But my project piles begin to propagate and end up sneaking onto ottomans and chairs, and small cities of books rise up beside the couch. Be careful of getting rid of books the kids have overgrown – you will be shocked to find that grandchildren suddenly appear in your house (long before you realize that it’s time) and the children will want to read to them out of books they remember loving. In a few weeks, I am going to hire a very large and sturdy crane to come and wrap my house in fiber belts, lift it off the ground, tip it forward and shake it until all the spring mud and winter dirt and dust and everything else too come spilling out the door, scattering in the wind and filling in the low places in the lawn so that the house is echoing with the lack of it.

    Or maybe I’ll find a gigantic vacuum strapped to a truck bed –

    • Linda March 13, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      I think you’re right K, I must find a spot to store all the special children’s books and the rest will go to the 2nd hand bookshop. I think I need more shelves but where will I put them?
      xo xo

      • K March 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

        That is the problem I have faced ALL my life. Even in college when I was renting. Books make a home, don’t they? Books, plants, light. And be very thoughtful about which books will be important – I gave all my homeschooling ones away, and now I have grandchildren and wish I had them again. Ach.

  7. Heather March 13, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Hello Linda,

    it is unused to me reading about autumn when spring is excepted here in Bavaria/ Germany. The leafes are getting colored at your side and we are waiting for the first green from the trees.
    We are currently rearranging our apartement and therefore I know how you feel.
    Best regards Susi

  8. Shannon@MishmashMama March 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Your blog is beautiful! I <3 your cowl patterns.

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