About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. neha says

    Loved your article! Great tips. We love to travel, and every time before and after the travel there is so much more to do. Packing, unpacking, cleaning, laundry etc. Do you have any tips on how to save time here?

    • Erin says

      Thanks for reading, Neha. Some of these tips can be used for travel too. I make lists for everything, even travel. I write out everything the kids need as well as what I need. That way we don’t forget anything. Another tip is to do all your laundry that’s not packed before you go. This way, you only have your dirty laundry from the trip to do when you get home.

  2. Emily says

    I bought a few laundry totes from thirty-one a few years ago and had them labeled for darks and lights – great idea! It saves me so much time doing laundry!Thanks for sharing your tips with Merry Monday!

    • Erin says

      Yes, it totally saves time! I just grab the full load and head down to the laundry room. No sorting involved. I’m teaching my kids the system now. I love the tip in the video about having a little bag on the laundry bin for socks…that way the never get lost! Brilliant!

  3. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    I love tips like these, simple and practical. We can use almost every single one of these. It seems like things get so busy I just keep doing them, but I don’t think about ways to make things easier!

    I love the tip about buying clothes that don’t need ironed or dry cleaned, about 90% of our clothes fit this rule. I hate to iron clothes! And I like soft material, this one definitely saves us a ton of time!

    • Erin says

      I agree, sometimes we just get into a habit and we don’t even realize we could be doing something more efficiently. I hope these tips inspire moms to do things differently so they have more time for themselves.

  4. Nicole says

    Great tips thank you! On most days I try to get our stuff ready the night before but I always seem to forget something! Sharing on Facebook.

    • Erin says

      Thanks for stopping by, Nicole. These tips help us do things as efficiently as possible. I forget things all the time…we just do the best we can 🙂

  5. Hannah says

    These are awesome tips! I need to come up with a designated spot for in-use cups. My husband is the problem, not my kids! I can’t imagine how bad things will get when my boys get older.

    Thanks for linking up with Share the Wealth Sunday!

  6. Lindsey says

    I love these tips! Laundry is a constant battle in our house. And that video is literally the greatest thing since sliced bread. So many ideas!!!

    • Erin says

      There’s such great tips in the video! Glad you found them useful! Laundry is always on my to-do list! ugh. Hope the tips help you! Thanks for coming by.

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