Do Minimalists Keep Hand-me-downs?

I get asked this question a lot: “I have children growing out of clothes, I know the next child will need these clothes, but should I keep them for ___ years?” Well, that depends. If you are a die-hard minimalist and there is nothing in the children’s closet (or at least nothing on the top…

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How I Got My Husband On Board With Minimalism

Just for a change of pace, I asked my husband to answer a few questions about our journey to minimalism. I was the one who started the decluttering, and though he was supportive, it was about 5 years before he started decluttering on his own and taking a minimalist view on life. Change doesn’t happen overnight,…

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Minimalist Wedding Ideas

Even before I claimed the title “minimalist” I sought to have a minimalist wedding. Why? Mainly because I didn’t want the stress of a big production. Planning a big event is exhausting and I wanted to enjoy myself, not try to remember a million different things. Besides that, we didn’t want to enter into our…

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How Children Can Benefit From Simple Living

The main reason I became a minimalist was to live in the moment. To be present with my family and friends. Too many times I would be with my family, but my mind would be elsewhere. Often on the cluttery surfaces surrounding us, the kitchen that needed serious work, the unfinished craft projects and all those…

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How Minimalism Can Put Money Into Your Pocket

Have you ever noticed the commercials were something is on sale and the person acts like they will lose money if they don’t buy it? Have you ever thought of the irony? How can we “save” a certain amount of money when we’re actually giving our money to someone else? It makes me think of…

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Minimalism: What Happens Post-Decluttering?

  Have you thought about what happens when a person is done decluttering? Decluttering take so much time and for most of us, we have to be at the point where we are obsessed with decluttering to accomplish what we wanted. And then you get to the point where you are satisfied with the amount…

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7 Secrets to Always Have a Tidy Home

  Do you know people that always seem to have their house in order? Even when you stop in unannounced their home is beautiful and nothing is out of place. I wasn’t always clean, in fact, I’m a recovering “messy”. And even though I felt like I cleaned all the time. When people just stopped by…

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10 Minimalism and Decluttering Blogs

When I started on my minimalism journey, I got a lot of inspiration from from reading about the journey of others through blogs and there was never enough for me! Blogs on minimalism and decluttering seemed few and far between. Since then, I’ve been on a bit of a blog hunt. 🙂 So, here are…

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Commit To A Year Of Less.

  A new year is upon us. I love new years and new beginnings. I’m sort of a nerd like that. I just always feel like I get a fresh start. What happened last year is in the past and this is a new year to do new things! Are you ready to commit to…

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Ditching the American Dream and Living With Less

Today’s post comes from MaVi at mavisays.com   About five years ago, I decided to ditch my “American Dream” for a backpack and some adventure across the pond in Europe. Many things change when you make such a drastic life change. What I never expected is how much simpler my life would become. I live with…

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The "5 Whys" to Disconnect from Sentimental Attachment

  When we’re struggling with decluttering, and in particular, decluttering sentimental items, asking the right questions is key. One tool I’ve found helpful for getting to the root of our attachment and really understanding our reasoning behind keeping something is using the “5 Why’s”. Ask yourself, or the person you are helping to declutter, “why?” five times.…

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Decluttering Sentimental Items

  After we’ve gotten rid of all the meaningless stuff around the house, decluttering starts to get a little harder. We have to start thinking about the items that aren’t used, but we’ve kept because someone special gave it to us, or owned it or for whatever reason we felt guilt at the idea of…

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Let Go of Guilt and Find Contentment

  What do you think of, when you think of “minimalism”? Do you think of stark white walls, no pictures and very little furniture? Well, you may be right to an extent. But minimalism is much more than a design style or appearance of one’s home. Minimalism is as much about pitching unnecessary possessions out of your…

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