Sarah Lampley is a wife, mother and lifestyle blogger who lives a minimalist lifestyle. We recently had the pleasure of connecting with Sarah to learn more about her, her blog and her love for O-Cedar products and how she incorporates them into her everyday, minimal lifestyle.
How and why did you decide to start a blog?
I decided to start my blog after our now five-year old was born. I wanted to document life after we moved away from family and friends in Florida. To be honest, I thought my mom and best friend would be the only ones to read it!
What is the best (and worst) part about blogging?
Hands down, the best part of blogging has to be the incredible experiences and relationships my family and I have made along the way. The worst part of blogging is the unhealthy work habits I’ve picked up over the years. Like most entrepreneurs, I’ve often prioritized work over things like diet, exercise and sleep. I’m still working on finding that balance for myself!
Do you have any tips or tricks on how you keep your house clean and organized now that your family has decided to live a more minimalist life?
By having less space, we keep less stuff, which has been a total game changer. Everything has its own place, so we know where everything goes, but we also tidy up and donate items regularly to help us maintain our minimal lifestyle.
Why do you enjoy cleaning your floors with the ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop?
The ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop fits perfectly into our minimalist lifestyle. It’s so simple enough to use that my three-year old now cleans the floors by himself. I love that it has a large mop head with a reusable pad, is super lightweight and that the reservoir is easy to remove and fill with water. I’m done cleaning in less than half the time it took before using the ProMist MAX and honestly, I don’t know how we ever got by without it!
How do you get your family, children included, involved in the cleaning process?
I’m no pro, but a few things that have made it much easier in getting Lew (my husband) and the kids involved in the household cleaning process is starting early with age appropriate tasks, leading by example and making cleaning fun. Some of our best family jam out sessions have been while cleaning together with gloves on and brooms in hand on a Saturday morning. It’s the best way to start the weekend as a family!
Do you have any recommendations for parents looking to get their own children and entire families involved in the household cleaning and organization?
One of the biggest pieces of advice I can say would be to be patient and don’t expect change to happen over night. Be consistent and keep your expectations high (with a good amount of grace of course!). Over time, you and your entire family will find a groove in maintaining a tidy and happy home.