a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab November’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it!

Kitchen Towels:

  • All it takes is a couple minutes to sort through and organize the piles of kitchen towels when you follow these suggestions from Clean Mama
  • Utilize underused space for storing your kitchen towels with this IKEA system. Inexpensive and it has some serious farmhouse style. Via Red Farm House
  • Looking to cut back on your paper towel consumption? Try your hand at making these reusable paper towels with this tutorial from Cat Eyed Kp

Something to Eat:

  • Check out these tips for decorating frosted cookies that not only look pretty but don’t take forever and a day to make from The Kitchn.

Something to Make:

  • How fun is this tutorial on how to make your own gift bags? Use your favorite paper for the perfect and affordable touch. Via One She Two She

Something For the Kids:


  • It’s always a struggle to really clean the exterior of the toilet well where who-knows-what tends to lurk. Kim from A Real Life Housewife has some great suggestions on Ask Anna for making this task easier and successful.