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. Julie Briones says

    Great tips and tasks for keeping organized in 2 minutes! Visiting from Home and Garden Thursday! Would love to have you link up at the newest link party… Homestyle Gathering! 😉

  2. Richella J Parham says

    These are great tips for getting started with organizing! So often we think of things like organizing our homes as such huge jobs that we’re paralyzed at the very idea. I like the way you present these little two-minute tasks to get someone started down the right road.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  3. Angela Johnson says

    Erin, I loved everyone of these tips. It really is amazing how just making your bed can make your room and house feel more put together. I am so glad I came across your site and subscribed. I can not wait to hear more.

  4. [email protected] says

    These are great ideas to chip away at the clutter a little bit every day. I especially like your idea to glue an envelope for receipts into the back of your planner. I totally agree that making my bed everyday instantly makes my bedroom look SO much more organized, and it literally takes 1 minute.

  5. Susan/WhatsUpSusan says

    Wow what a great idea doing in 2 minute chunks so it is not overwhelming. I love it. Saved it to my pinterest!

  6. Clutter Control LLC says

    This might be drastically outside the box, but with your 3 examples of organizing your home in two minutes or less shows the ability to step into a 3rd person observer vs the owner of all these cluttered items. I believe that being able to separate yourself and objectively look at what’s in front of you and creating a strategy to handle it is crucial to having an organized home on a regular basis.

    • Erin says

      I think you’re right. Being about to look at your clutter or cluttered areas objectively helps you work towards a more organized home. You don’t get overwhelmed.

  7. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    Now that the kids are older we are finding it much easier to keep the main house picked up and clutter free, just don’t look at their rooms before they pick up! LOL My biggest issues are the shop and all it’s paraphernalia strewn all over during massive busy times, the mail and my receipts.

    I really need to have a more convenient place to store receipts for the business until I get them up to my office area. I have a purse full of paper and I truly need to go through it. Great idea for the envelope in the planner! Thanks.

    • Erin says

      I can’t wait for those days, Nikki! I found Cheerios on the floor this morning and I know they were mine 🙂 Having a place for everything is always a good idea. Corral those receipts!

  8. Leanna says

    Doing these things as you go along helps so much. With my family I always say pick up ten things, you would think its a marathon from the complaining, but if you do it in little bits it really take No time. Love this post. Pinning.

  9. Kellie says

    Make my bed and clean the counter and desk area. yes, if I did that everyday my house would look wonderful. those are my hard spots.

    • Erin says

      Congrats on the move, Celeste! Clutter can really weigh you down, so good job getting rid of things. I find doing things a little at a time make it less daunting and more manageable. Now that you’re decluttered, hopefully you’ll be able to keep up with it.

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