31 Days of Developing as a Leading Lady

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**photo credit Catherine Timkar Hello! Welcome to A Mother’s Road blog. If you are new here, let me just quickly introduce myself. I’m Betsy, wife to Matt and mother to 2 boys under the age of 2 1/2. I’ve just … Continued

Project Declutter: Completed!

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Well, I finished decluttering the whole house and just a few days early!! So, yesterday I posted about some of my favorite declutter/organizing blogs. I hope it inspired you. Today, I just want to wrap up the series by listing … Continued

Project Declutter Inspiration!!

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Maybe I should have started this 31 day challenge with this post, but I’m hoping that as October closes and November starts you are motivated to declutter your own home. If you are, follow this fantastic guide from Pop Sugar: … Continued

Project Declutter: Freezer

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Day 28: Freezer It didn’t take too long to clean out and clean up the freezer. Awhile ago, I added shelves to the freezer which helped the organization immensely!!   Then, over time it became disorganized again. I’m glad I … Continued

Project Declutter: Sewing Corner

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Day 27: Sewing Corner The sewing corner is another area that has become a dumping ground this past month. As I’ve decluttered around the house, I piled stuff up on the table and mini freezer.   A lot of the … Continued

Project Declutter: Matt’s Tools (and keeping up)

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Day 25: Kitchen Table With the weekends, sometimes it’s hard to keep up decluttering and blogging about it. Yesterday I needed to do some catch up decluttering on the kitchen table. It’s definitely a dumping ground on the weekends (especially … Continued

Project Declutter: Car and Donation Trip

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Day 24: Cleaning out the Car We are temporarily down to one car (and one moped) right now. Today was one of those nice days my husband could easily take the moped to work, so I had the car! I … Continued

Project Declutter: Fridge Organization

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Day 23: Fridge Organization My fridge is an area that needs constant decluttering attention. As each day passes, there are leftovers ever to be consolidated, expired food to be tossed out, etc. I don’t have any containers to help organize … Continued

Project Declutter: Computer

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Day 22: Computer I still have a few more projects around the house, but I’ve hit all the rooms once and have done the major stuff. Today I was pretty tired, so I decided to declutter something sitting down. ­čÖé … Continued

Project Declutter: Magazines

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Day 21: Magazines Today I decided to go through all my magazines. I needed to menu plan anyway, so I quickly looked through the magazines and put the recipes I wanted to try in my app: paprika┬á(which stores recipes, generates … Continued

Project Declutter: Living Room

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Day 20: Living Room The living room didn’t really have that much extra stuff. I knew it would be pretty easy, because we have gradually baby-proofed it over the last few months (i.e. – taking more and more stuff out … Continued

Project Declutter: Bathroom Make-up/Hall Closet

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Day 19: Bathroom Make-up and Hall Closet After Day 1 of organizing the bathroom, I knew I would spend the second day organizing my make-up. Here’s what I have: I had three cute bags, so I split all my make-up … Continued

Project Declutter: Bathroom Cabinet

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Day 18: Bathroom Cabinet and Sink The bathroom is pretty cluttered right now. There are some things in the cabinet below the sink that have been there awhile and we don’t use. Here is what the before looked like:   … Continued

Project Declutter: Cabinets and Surfaces

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Day 17: Kitchen Cabinets and Surfaces Yay!! I’m so excited to show you my decluttered, organized kitchen!! First off, I went through a couple of more cabinets, decluttering and organizing. Here is the corner cabinet: It’s got my nice dishes … Continued

Project Declutter: Kitchen Cabinets

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Day 16: Kitchen Cabinets My toddler loves to play in my kitchen cabinets: So they end up like this: I thought this cabinet would be a good place to start decluttering, since it was already messy. As it turned out, … Continued

Project Declutter: Pantry

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Day 15: Kitchen Pantry I’m starting with the part of the kitchen that gets disorganized the fastest – the pantry. Check out my before pictures: Yikes!! That top section is always the worst. Here is the bottom part: I got … Continued

Project Declutter: Bookcases

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Day 14: Bookcases Today my goal was to just get rid of as many books as possible. We have 4 long bookcases and 1 half bookcase. That’s a LOT of books!! The first bookcase I had gone through in May, … Continued

Project Declutter: Office Paper System

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Day 13: Office Paper System Paper, papers, papers. We have too many papers in our lives!! Today I finally filed the rest of the papers that were piling up on my desk:   And now it looks so much better!! … Continued

Project Declutter: Front of house

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Day 12: Front of house and donating We are almost halfway through this challenge!! Wahoo! And my house is looking better, but there is still MUCH to be done. Today, since I had company coming, I wanted to make the … Continued

Project Declutter: Office desk

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Day 11: Office desk It’s SO hard to keep my desk clear and clutter-free. I’m such a piler and my desk is one of the places I pile the most. Here is what it has looked like lately:   And … Continued