There aren’t enough words in the English Dictionary to explain the effects of 2020, which is why I wanted to share some of the good things that came from it. I love sharing the top 10 homemaking posts year to year, and this year is no different.
When reflecting upon the past year, this community took a dive into many different topics to help improve the homemaking experience.
With everyone being home more often, I felt it was fitting to focus on our homes and to seek ways to enjoy the experience as much as possible.
The top 10 homemaking posts of 2020 include topics in decluttering, routines, minimalism, non-toxic home, sustainable living, and more!
I know you’re ready to get into the top 10 homemaking posts of 2020, so without further ado, here they are starting with #10 and ending with the #1 post.
Note: This list includes only posts published in 2020. If you would like to see a list of the all-time most loved posts, leave a comment at the end of this post letting me know!
Top 10 Homemaking Posts of 2020
I wrote this post after the popularity of the post 23 Things I no Longer Buy as a Minimalist. This community loved it, so I knew sharing things I no longer buy as a homesteader would also be well received.
Honestly, I love when people share things like this, so I had to jump on the train and share them myself! It’s obvious that this community loves them, too!
My Birthday Bucket List posts are always a hit with this community, and I love seeing them included in the Top 10 lists!
For my 31st Birthday Bucket List, I decided to change things up a bit and you seemed to love it even more than previous lists.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!
This post includes step-by-step instructions to help you declutter your kitchen, so it’s no surprise that this post is popular! 😉
There is nothing like having a decluttered kitchen, so if you’re struggling with shoving things in cabinets and food expiring before you use them, you need to check out this post!
This post is probably one of my favorite posts of 2020, because the actionable advice is really easy to implement into your home and provides a great return on your effort!
If you do nothing else in 2021 to simplify your home, you should at least make it a goal to complete these changes to reduce visual clutter in your home.
I promise is makes a HUGE difference!
The bathroom seems to be the most difficult place to declutter without a lot of overwhelm, but it doesn’t have to be!
A lot of people in this community agree, so if you haven’t taken the time to check out this post and implement the steps to create a decluttered and clean bathroom, you need to right now!
This post was written as a way to help you think about things to do on the weekends when you have a little more time at home compared to the workweek. [This is assuming that life is “normal”.]
These are all things I do each weekend that help me prepare for a better work week and reduce stress significantly.
If that interests you at all, then you’ll love this post!
This is another post that I adore! We often think that decluttering the big things in our home will make the most impact, but the truth is that it is the smaller things.
This list isn’t exhaustive, but it is a great place to start to feel refreshed and to gain some space within your home!
[There’s a free checklist that goes along with it, too!]
Even though this post wasn’t originally published in 2020, it did get a complete rewrite in 2020, which is why I’ve decided to count it in this list.
Removing harmful chemicals from your home can transform how you and your home feels.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to breathe while you clean the shower and not have to worry if your kids get into the cleaning products?
This post includes over 40 ways to take action towards getting your life together, which makes its popularity no surprise!
Remember, it is the little things that add up to make your dream life a reality, not the big things. [noticing a pattern?]
Of course, unpopular decisions make people curious, and I honestly love that this is the #1 of the Top 10 Homemaking Posts of 2020!
I don’t want to give too much away about this experience, but I will say that it was life-changing!
Reflecting on My 2020 Word of the Year
Over the past few years, I’ve chosen a word of the year as sort of my North Star.
For 2020, my word was SIMPLE.
It seemed perfectly fitting at the beginning of the year. Little did I know how truly fitting it was throughout this indescribable year.
I was able to simplify my routine in a way that I didn’t know was possible.
Obviously, COVID-19 kept me from going to town so often and out of stores, which saved me a lot of driving time and reduced my time in stores.
But I was able to adjust my schedule in a way that works for me and helps me be more productive, and surprisingly, it isn’t time-blocking.
Other ways my word helped me simplify my life include:
I stopped wasting time on things that don’t matter.
I stopped worrying what other people thought of my decisions.
My priorities shifted into something amazing and fulfilling.
My creative abilities expanded.
These are just naming a few of the ways that the word SIMPLE helped me evolve over 2020 and not make this year feel so gloomy and lonely.
In fact, I feel it was quite the opposite. It was a year of simplicity, alignment, and getting to know who I am without external influences. To me, that is a pretty great year!
That wraps up the Top 10 Homemaking Posts of 2020 and reflecting on my word for 2020!
Which posts did you enjoy over 2020?
What posts are you excited to check out now?
Some great posts barely missed this list, so if you haven’t browsed around this site before, be sure to take some time to do that.
Also, did you have a word of the year and, if so, how did it work for you?
Let me know everything in the comments section!