Our house is should be our sanctuary. How do we make it so? We did declutter, but we didn’t have a plan for keeping it that way moving forward. A simpler living space is really about having just what you need and no more. Its making sure the things you have are purposeful and have a place. And it’s making sure that anything that comes in the house after the fact, also has a system for being dealt with so it doesn’t become clutter. While we are not minimalists by any stretch, we are paring down, getting rid of things that we don’t need and enjoying the things that remain more. The posts on this page will talk about how we work to clear clutter, how we monitor clutter and how we handle cleaning. We all want to bring back control and peace to our homes.