My home is a bit of a mess right now. It reminds me of the time when I found The Messies Manual buried under a pile of stuff in my bedroom closet. Ahem.
The good news is that I’m going to clean this mess up. And posting horribly embarrassing before photos. Starting tomorrow. In the meantime, I thought it’d be fun to look over the most viewed articles on my blog this year and made a fun little list for you!
Top 10 Most Popular Articles on My Blog in 2014:
Some of you loved it, some of you hated it, and many of you let others know exactly what you thought about it. Viewed over 750% more times than the second-most viewed article on my blog, this Facebook post is by far the most widely read article I’ve ever written.
I wrote this article after my full-house declutter last spring. Now that I see it being repinned and shared so many times on Pinterest, I wish I’d taken better photos or to written something more profound. But maybe that’s why you like it. It’s real and it’s imperfect, but it shows that decluttering doesn’t have to be glamorous.
I’m always amazed when people tell me they can’t organize because it’s too expensive. I’m sure that spending money on cute organizational tools is fun sometimes, but I don’t think it’s always necessary. In fact, I’ve decluttered and organized my entire home without spending a dime. Twice.
In this post, I show some of my non-pinteresty but very functional organization systems that really work, and I offer several simple tips for how you can organize your own home using things you already have on hand.
I was almost too embarrassed about this article to publish it. I cringed at the (imaginary) mocking that I was sure would come my way for not being able to handle a seemingly simple task.
But guess what? Not only were all of you very kind about my mom-fail, but many of you repinned this article and told your friends about it, showing me that I’m not the only one with a messy vehicle!
I absolutely love my spice shelf system. Not necessarily because it’s so awesome, but because it works perfectly for my family. In this article, I offered very detailed step-by-step instructions about how to organize the spice shelf and baking supplies.
Deciding what to keep and what to toss can be really tough! In this article, I offer realistic and practical tips for how to choose which items to let go of, as well as offer storage solution suggestions for the items you do keep. (Having a little trouble parting with the sentimental stuff? Then read this runner-up post for encouragement.)
Apparently my family isn’t the only family who has fun making snowman soup! This simple printable is a fun and frugal “recipe” that’s perfect for holiday parties, wintertime treats, and other fun cold-weather events.
There’s really no need to have a cluttered and messy medicine cabinet! When you read this post, you’ll want to go organize your own medicine cabinet right away, then you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Spoiler alert: I went from 515 eBooks on my Kindle down to 199 eBooks, and it only took me 30 minutes!
Using screen shots and simple instructions, I show you how to organize your own Kindle in this tutorial. Don’t have a Kindle? Other eReaders can be decluttered using similar instructions (if you have a Nook, make sure to check out the comments for more help).
Thinking about working from home? Already working from home but want to expand your job options or increase your income? Then definitely check out this article – it’s full of realistic opportunities and helpful tips.
A Few of My Own Favorites
- When Marriage is so Tough You Need a Helmet
- 18 Summers: How Many Are Left?
- When You’re Married to a Pack-Rat
- My Nearly Disastrous Christmas Cookie Baking Experience
- When Your Home is Just too Small
In a Nutshell
You seem to really love my articles that include organization tips. Am I surprised? Not at all! In fact, I have some really awesome organization stuff up my sleeve for 2015 and I’ll be announcing some of it really soon! But first – I need to tame my laundry monster. Again.
What was one of your favorite posts from 2014?