Minimalism and Toddlers

I think part of the joy, is you tend to lose your space. I think in my household we reached a point of a walk way through the lounge with our toddler toys! In fact most household with toddlers in will have this problem. Today’s Guest Blog is from Brittany, from Lessons with Liggins

Minimalism and Toddlers

Whose toddler has too many toys? This girls!

We have family members whose love language is gifts. They love to give! Which is awesome, but I found Patrick’s playroom to get completely unorganized and then he wouldn’t play with things because it was so overwhelming to him. I recently started learning about minimalism through Joshua Becker’s website In his book The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want under everything you own Josh talks about things you can do to de-clutter your home.

We decided to start applying some of this information to our home and it is truly making a difference.

This was Patrick’s playroom before picture:

There are so many toys underneath you can’t even see them!

After de-cluttering/organizing and getting rid of things he rarely plays with, we now have a playroom that looks like this:


We ordered the cars toy organizer to keep all of Patrick’s toys tidy and in bins.  I didn’t want one that had cloth bins as I felt they would not be sturdy enough for a 3 year old little boy.  This one had hard plastics bins that are going to hopefully stand the test of toddler time.  Here is the link where you can check them out: referral link Cars toy organizer.

The cool racetracks on the wall Patrick discovered from The Axel and Daddy Show and we decided that he needed them Lol.  You can get them here.  They are super fun.

We just started applying these principles in our home and can’t wait to move on to other rooms.  It is super refreshing walking into a clean playroom.  Stay tuned for other areas and ways we are working towards minimalism.  What have you done in your home to become more of a minimalist?


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Good Morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Super excited to introduce our Guest Blogger Jordan from Disorganised Harmony. Here Jordan provides some fantastic tips on how we can all save money with little ones! 


We all know how costly having children can be. I thought it might be quite useful to put a few of my money saving/stretching tips together and it would be great if you could share yours!

1.    Sell your baby’s old toys and clothes. This is something I am recently catching up on since our move, so it is proving quite lucrative. As soon as they dump a toy or grow out of a top, get it listed on your local baby selling Facebook group. Then you can use the money for the next size clothes. Simples.

2.    Do your food shop online. Walking around the supermarket is a big mistake, you pile far more in the trolley, stuff you really don’t need. When shopping online you can stick to your weekly/monthly budget and add/remove items as you go along. You can also find free delivery deals, or certain amounts of your first shop. Ocado send vouchers via email every now and then.

3.    Plan your meals and batch cook. This ties in with the shopping, plan your meals and write your list, stick to it. Buy bigger size packs that work out cheaper and then batch cook meals for you and the kids – total time saver an on those days you are left with zero energy, you can all still eat well.

4.    Shop around. Shop around for EVERYTHING, if you see a toy on the ELC website but it is slightly too much, Google it and see where has it cheaper! Energy suppliers are the worst for charging more than they need to, I used last week and worked out switching was going to save me over £300 a year, that is a pretty big saving and it was also far quicker to switch than I thought.

5.    Grow your own. I decided to grow some of my own fruit and vegetables this year as I like the thought of fresh and chemical free food for my daughter, so rather than pay for organic this can be a nice alternative and a fun activity to do with your children.

6.    Declutter. It will shock you what high value items you might have that you never use, sell them and put the money in a holiday pot.

7.    Points points points! Be points clever to your lifestyle. When I found out I was pregnant I joined the Boots Parenting Club to earn more points and found that buying the nursery furniture or baby monitors etc gave me a lot of points, points I can now use for nappies and other baby essentials. Another good one is Tesco points, collect them on your shops and petrol and get relevant vouchers back or change your points into Virgin Atlantic Miles! Whatever you buy, check if you could be earning points.

One thing to remember when you are trying to save money or spend less thought is…

You buy cheap, you buy twice.

Make sure you comment with your money saving tips!

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Disorganised Harmony is written by Jordan who is a thirty year old, small business owner, mum of one.

She started the blog last year as a new mum, so you can expect some parenting stuff mixed with lifestyle and a hint of travel.

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