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JHP Episode 15: Minimalism Home With the Armsteads

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Curious about what minimalism is or how it looks like for a family of 5? I get comments all the time saying that decluttering isn't an option with kids.. but Carleen and C'jon are here to share otherwise with their first hand experience living a minimalist lifestyle with 3 kids!

"let go of the expectation that the house needs to be clean ALL of the time,

just reset when I can"


TOTAL OPPOSITE STORIES-both came to minimalism:

They both grew up in total different households, and this affected the way the viewed "things!"

Here are some amazing concepts we dove into;

  • Their daughters diagnosis of a speech delay started the decluttering process!

  • How they dealt with the feeling over being overwhelmed throughout the process

  • What space they began with, and what they would suggest YOU start with!

  • How to get your spouse on board with this new concept of "minimalism"

  • How their upbringings affected the way they viewed "stuff"

  • The emotions that came along with decluttering

  • The right way to tackle sentimental items

  • What their house feels like with "less"

  • Conversations you can have with kids about donating

  • Handling holidays and gifts with kids

  • Tips for paper clutter

"We just wanted to get it out of the house,
I'm lazy and didn't want to have to deal with selling"

Checkout The Armstead's on Youtube


Always, Jess


L E T ' S B E F R I E N D S !

W E B S I T E | T I K T O K | I N S T A G R A M | Y O U T U B E

Hi Friends! I'm Jessica Haizman. I'm 28 years old and married to my best friend. We spend 98% of our time together, and no we don't spend it all cleaning and organizing. I have a daughter, Adalynn and an Australian Shepherd, Bali and they get the majority of my attention.

I have created efficient systems in all areas of our home, our phone, our careers, and our lives- and I have made it my mission to share these tips with anyone and everyone that will listen.

Why? Because these systems make my life SO MUCH EASIER and SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME. These systems keep my home clean, bring joy and calmness into my life, and allow me to spend less time picking up clutter and more time living life- I want that for you too.

The goal is to help, whether its a quick tip or life hack that I share to Tiktok or a day in the life on my social networks @jessicahaizman, a printable chart that helps me stay organized or my all-time favorite apps, an intensive course answering all the FAQ's or working 1:1 with clients to create healthy habits- these resources are all available to you!

Some things you will stumble upon are how I use non-toxic natural cleaners, have made the change to no-waste by switching to reusable towels instead of paper or glass storage containers instead of ziplocks. You will also find lots of DIY recipes and how to use common household ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar and hot water to tackle some of your toughest messes. You'll learn about my favorite cleaning supplies and cleaning products including all purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, stain removers and more.

Having a clean home drastically affects your physical and mental health, so jump on board and learn all the tips I have to share! Take the time to explore my website and interact with me on social media. I'm so excited to see how organization and a new approach on cleaning the home will change your life and leave you full of joy!

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