Let’s ditch the overwhelm and figure you exactly where YOU need to focus in your home!

Your Home Era Quiz Results are in and…

You’re in your Decluttering Era

Your challenge (should you accept it 😉) is to declutter because no amount of organizing or decorating can fix too much clutter. 👈🏻 Read that again. You absolutely cannot organize clutter. And you most certainly cannot decorate with it!

Listen, we all want a peaceful, calm, joyful space to come home to.

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But instead of living in a home you love and can be proud of (if you got this quiz result) there’s a good chance that:

  • You’re overwhelmed by the mess and have no idea where to start
  • You’ve maybe even lost confidence in your ability to make decisions about what to keep, what to get rid of
  • You have no idea how to make your home function the way you desperately wish it would.

And all those piles of clutter are holding you back from creating a home you truly love.

I USED TO FEEL the same way TOO

I spent years wishing for a stylish and organized home.

I tried all kinds of things:

  • Picking up a vase here and a lamp there at my fav decor store (which only added to the clutter)
  • Buying more pretty organizers (because surely those would help, right?)
  • Moving a pile from one room to another (maybe out of sight would be out of mind?)

But after a while, I realized that I was going about everything in my home all wrong and that there was a better way

I discovered that there’s an order to creating a home you love!

There are 5 simple steps that you must follow. And you must follow them in order!

The proper way to create a home you love works like this:

Step 1: Embrace Gratitude
First, you must practice an attitude of gratitude and retrain your brain. Learn to embrace the good things about your home because what you focus on grows (in your mind, at least). This is the ONLY thing you should be doing before you clear out any clutter!

Step 2: Declutter (👈🏻 You are here!)
Then you declutter because no amount of organizing or decorating can fix too much clutter. Seriously. Read that again. No amount of decorating or organizing will fix too much clutter! You must declutter before organizing or decorating or anything else in your home!

Step 3: Organize
Only after you declutter can you organize. Organizing today leads to a more functional home tomorrow… which leads to so much less stress. But remember, you can’t organize clutter. So, you’ve got to tackle that first.

Step 4: Establish Home Habits
Once you’ve decluttered and everything has a place, you can and should establish home habits and routines that will put your organization and home chores on autopilot, so you don’t even have to think about keeping things organized again!

Step 5: Decorate
Finally, after you’ve got the house decluttered, organized, and running smoothly, you decorate. Decorating comes after everything else because if it doesn’t you’ll waste time and money trying to decorate around stuff you don’t need and your home will still not look how you want it to.

Every time you go out of order in this process or peck around at one step and then jump willy-nilly to another, you get further and further away from the peaceful, calm home you want

And you get more and more overwhelmed and miserable. 

Every. Single. Time.

But you don’t need to worry about all 5 steps right now. If you have landed here from the quiz, just focus on clearing out your clutter!

What people are saying:

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You have inspired me to get organized and get rid of things I don’t use anymore or clothes I think I might wear, even though they don’t fit me anymore. It’s nice when I start to see progress because it makes me want to keep going. Thank you for taking the time to be my guide!
Erin G. 
(Blog Reader)
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Shannon is one of the most natural and gifted teachers I’ve ever known. Her attitude toward loving the home you have and making it as lovely as possible…will leave you feeling inspired, equipped, and hopeful.
Dannyelle Ramjist
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Shannon’s realistic perspective on creating a home is a breath of fresh air to the posh world of glossy magazine perfection.
Ashley Mills
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You have been very helpful…Thank you for your direction and inspiration!
Dawn G.
(Course Student)

A message from Shannon

It breaks my heart to see women, and mommas especially, struggling with their homes. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the mess and like they’ll never be able to do anything about it. Thinking they’re not talented or creative enough to make their homes more stylish.

I remember that feeling well because that was me too. I remember too many piles and too many tchotchkes. I remember choosing the wrong paint color again and again and not knowing how to put patterns and colors together. I remember feeling so unhappy with my home.

And when I finally decided enough was enough in my own home, I wasn’t sure how to change it. I wished for something, anything that would help me love my home.

Which is why I created Home Made Lovely. To show you how to love where you live. To find joy in every corner. To add the style and organization that would allow you and your family to flourish in your home. Without taking years and years to figure it out on your own.

So, what comes next?

About Shannon Acheson

Shannon Acheson is an author, entrepreneur, content creator, interior decorating expert and the creative force behind HomeMadeLovely.com – a celebrated blog helping moms declutter, organize and add style to their homes since 2010.

She has collaborated with 100+ brands, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Starbucks, transforming spaces with her creative vision. Shannon’s acclaimed book, “Home Made Lovely,” and podcast, along with her popular blog, inspire tens of thousands each month. Featured in prominent media outlets, her work has garnered 19 million pageviews, solidifying her influence in the home design and organizing world.