Lessons Learned From Being a Minimalist

Becoming a minimalist is embracing more meaningful living Letting the majority of your possessions go means you have to make difficult choices on what you feel should be allowed space in your life and in your home. Getting rid of the excess reveals the things that matter to you; the process reveals who you are…

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13 Practical Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Day

This is a guest post by Zoë Kim, a fellow minimalist, mother of 4 and author of The Minimalist Plate. Simplifying your family’s day can feel like an uphill climb during a hurricane at times. It requires intentional effort to set new boundaries, mindsets, and habits. Every day we are pulled in new directions and given…

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Minimalism and Homeschooling

Note: This is a guest post from Margi at Freespace Professional Organizing My name is Margaret (although my friends call me Margi) and I love French press coffee, travel, interior design, and great food, not necessarily in that order. I stumbled on Rachel’s blog recently and instantly loved the vibe here… Nourishing Minimalism. We live in…

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Own Fewer Clothes and Feel Amazing

Fast fashion is here and people have closets bursting with clothes they don’t wear, and often have never worn. One article I read recently talked about stores that make you feel out-of-date with your wardrobe within 2 weeks of purchasing the items. 2 weeks!! How much time do you spend in the closet trying to…

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Large-Family Minimalism

  When you have a lot of children, there is simply a lot to manage. The grocery list is a mile long; every meal is an event. The schedule can become a frenzied rush to get from here to there in one piece if you’re not careful. And the laundry piles can be epic! Am…

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Embracing Minimalism Begins With Changing Your Focus

Decluttering each area of the house is important, but if you have decided to embrace minimalism, it takes more than just dropping bags of donations off at the local charity. Embracing minimalism begins when you change your focus, your thought process and what you view as priority in your life. Decluttering can temporarily alleviate stress,…

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What is Minimalism?

My favorite summary of minimalism is Joshua Becker’s quote: “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.” That is the main philosophy of minimalism. “Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from…

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Becoming a Minimalist

When someone first decides to become a minimalist, it’s generally out of an overwhelming desire to be free from clutter and chaos. Sick of dealing with the mess; sick of the organizing and reorganizing in an attempt to conquer it. At some point there’s an “aha moment.” The answer is clear; the stuff must go.…

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8 Ways To Create Instant Zen This Week

If you are in the midst of feeling overwhelmed with far too much going on in your life and too many cluttered surfaces, there are a few things that you can do to reduce that very quickly. No, it’s not going to take all the troubles away, but doing even one of these suggestions listed below…

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Minimalism Isn’t A Magic Pill

  It’s been a rough season for me. Most of life is filled with good days and bad days; the good days are nice- I want to get outside, I play with the kids, I read books and laugh at my husband’s jokes. But most often over the last couple months it’s been bad days, and they’re really bad. I found myself angry and overwhelmed, the…

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