Choose small steps of progress to find joy and gratitude in each project.
Decluttering my closet is one of the areas I struggle the most to write about. Clothing can be so personal and have many emotional ties. Sentimentality, emotional baggage, and insecurity—all of these feelings can come to the surface when we're dealing with our wardrobes, and it also means that there's not necessarily one decluttering method [...]
I have a confession—I wrote this post last year and intended to post it in my Simple Summer Series, but in preparing for the birth of our first child this post ended up unpublished in my drafts. With the summer on its way, I wanted to revisit this topic and add some of my thoughts [...]
Use this method as a guide for where to focus your decluttering efforts and to keep your home simplified going forward.
I tried a technique called the No Mess Method by Dana K. White to declutter my whole house today! Full disclosure—this process actually took 2 days. But that's exactly why I was so excited to try it out—it allows you to declutter as you go, so even if you get interrupted, you don't have to [...]
Join me for this December decluttering challenge that's a fun take on the 12 Days of Christmas!
I’ve taken a long break from the blog because there has been a ton happening here around the Harder Homestead! The main reason is that we're expecting our first baby this August! Getting ready for baby's arrival has been the primary focus for the past months, and also what inspired this blog post. We’ve started [...]
We have a few weekend getaways coming up and it inspired me to do a short guide on tips for packing simply. I always used to overpack for trips, but after I lost my luggage on an overseas trip to Ireland, I decided I was going to travel as lightly as possible going forward. Here [...]
We live on the prairies, and it takes a lot longer here for the seasons to turn, but spring has finally sprung! Even though it's taken a while for the weather to warm up, I'm focusing on refreshing our space. I don't usually purchase any seasonal decor for spring, but I like finding ways to [...]
Welcome to the second installment of my Simple Summer Series! The summer season always seems to fly by much too fast, and I want to wring every last drop of adventure, relaxation, and joy out of it. A peaceful summer is going to look different for everyone—for some it may mean spending every weekend out [...]
Welcome to my blog series that I'll be sharing throughout the summer of 2022—the Simple Summer Series! Summer is my favorite season, but it always feels like it flies by too fast. I want to spend time focusing on how we can make the most of our summers by embracing the small moments and joys [...]