Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day 2

Much the same as day 1. We cleaned up, did a load of laundry, did school work, walked the dogs, etc... I am hoping the long weekend will bring us some of the freedom we want to experience.

The kids each removed 5 more unwanted items and 5 books each. They are still not picking the items I was hoping for, but baby steps are a start!

Tomorrow I hope to add before and after pictures of our progress. A pictoral remembrance of this stage of our lives is due.

Till then, peace.

©2008 The Homefront Lines

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day 1

We started today with major tidy up and laundry duty. It took us most of the day in between normal living and schooling that takes place.

Today I gave the kids the goal to rid themselves, their parents and the house of 5 toys and 5 books that are no longer used. It was a tough task but they all made it through with flying colors.

V ended up bringing down 5 of the smallest toys possible. I sent him back up to get 10 more. he ended up bringing down 1 more bigger toy and 1 more smaller toy and his glasses case. i informed him the glasses case stayed but kudos on the rest.

J wanted to count a toy with multiple parts as more than 1 but was told that didn't fly. He was ok with finding more.

C rid herself of some of toy kitchen accesories. We talked and decided that since she can follow a recipe and actually cook in the real kitchen with little problem that it was time to rid ourselves of the whole kit and kaboodle. She agreed. So tomorrow will be getting that together.

They each picked 5 books without any issue at all. In fact C picked 7!

In all I am happy with the days progression. I hope for more tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Hi and welcome. I am Juno, woman, wife, homeschool ma and jack of all trades. The whole family knows if help is needed you call Juno.

It seems that as I have been helping the whole family as of late, I have neglected my own home. So now is the time to get my house simplified. DH and I have only been working on it for the last 5 years. This year is the year.

Here I will post the simplified ways we have found of doing things. I will post how we purge, reorganize, cry and cheer at our progress.

We are planning several garage sales to get rid of our junk. We are planning a trip to Texas next summer and are hoping to finance some of it though our simplification process.

Our goal is to be simplified by the time gymnastics rolls around again in September. So, here's to it. I hope you follow me on my journey.