Is your living room an explosion more often than not? I’m going to be honest and upfront here. This is a work in progress for our homeschooling family of six (our oldest is almost ten, youngest being 1.5). Today on the blog, I’m sharing with you four ideas to go from living room explosions to tidier floors (for busy families). And maybe one of them is your solution to the explosive living room too.

1. Use baskets, boxes, and bins to organize and reduce visual clutter. I like to use what I have first because sometimes I have to declutter more.
2. Have designated places for everything. Having a “home” for everything helps with quicker tidying up sessions.
3. Declutter first, then organize - it goes without saying. Don’t waste your energy on organizing if you plan to declutter soon.
4. Bookshelves/hidden shelves for quick tidying up times. I love a hidden shelf with doors for books and toys. It just reduces a lot of visual clutter and looks oh.so.pretty.

A picture of our living room with clutter on the floor.

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!