I've always thought of happiness as a rather simple feeling. For me it doesn't matter how much is going on, if my house is well put together so am I. Balance and a clean house. Some people don't care what their homes look like but find themselves stressed, eating wrong, living in mess. They have so much stuff it clutters all the way into their mind. Its not where you live but how you live. Although where you live can have an impact on your mood, continuing to dwell on a situation instead of making changes will make everything worse. Actions beat worries any day.
Keeping organized and clutter free will give you more space for family, a clear mind, and positivity. When it comes to babies, a mess can seem to be overwelming at times. Sorting through toys, donating, and rotating can help keep messes at a minimum. As well as keeping puzzles, crayons, and other games put up and away while they're not being used. Having less clutter may seem impossible with children. As parents we want to save everything! I have decorative boxes for each of my girls with everything from the day they were born to their first holiday, and their baby books. Saving the important stuff by keeping it together and away helps.
This summer we will be having a tag sale to get rid of the extra stuff. We've been preparing for that. As well as I know someone who is having a baby girl and I will be giving a lot of stuff to her. We just have so much stuff for the girls, from when they were tiny babies. But everything's clean and put together, ready to go! We're already almost unpacked.
I find that having less dishes in the house, makes for easier clean up. Most dishware we have is child dishware. I like it because their small, the children can use it, and it doesn't take up a lot of space. We have a couple bigger plates but if it was completely up to me .... we wouldn't. I like having some bigger plates for dinners and when people come over. Having less defiantly helps keep clutter out of the kitchen.