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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Simplify the Holidays

  Why are some people able to smile, anticipating the holidays with joy in their hearts, while others are facing them with tight chests and anxious minds? Why are some people able to get their shopping done, presents wrapped and cards sent by Dec. 1, while others are staying up past midnight on Christmas Eve…

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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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When it’s Time to Declutter Sentimental Items

If you sort sentimental items first, you will be so emotionally exhausted after an hour of looking at items, smelling them and remembering things. At that point, you may not even have the energy to let anything go, and you really won’t have the energy to do any simplifying in the easy areas of your…

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Minimalist Log Cabin Home Tour – Elizabeth

What square footage do you have in your home and how many people? 1400 sq ft log home, and we have a household of 8. What was your motivation for embracing simplicity in your life? After leaving the corporate world due to my child’s medical complications, I felt a huge conviction to “get my house…

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Minimalist Cabin Home Tour – Kalin

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Kalin, who has kindly offered to share some images of her beautiful home with us: What square footage do you have in your home? We live in a redwood cabin, built in the 1920’s, in a rural area of northern California. It has 1,300 sq. ft of living…

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How to Make Time to Declutter

Things don’t happen unless we do them on purpose. If it’s important to you, then you have to plan the time to do it. Most people want to declutter, but they say: “Oh, I don’t have time.” What they are really saying is: “It’s not a priority to me.” If caring for yourself and your…

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Swoon-Worthy Minimalist Apartment Tour – Sophie

I would like to introduce you to Sophie, who has kindly offered to share some images of her charming home with us: Hello, I’m Sophie.  I’m a jewellery designer and minimal lifestyle blogger based in Birmingham, UK where I live with my husband, Jack, a food photographer, our pets and an apartment full of plants.  You…

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Declutter Once and For All

As we walk through the steps of how to simplify your home and turn it into a joyful space, the next step is to figure out what sort of decluttering system works best for you. Do you do better with making your own list and guidelines? Or do you do better with a workbook you…

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Simple + Free Minimalist Home Tour – Crystal

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Crystal, who has kindly offered to share some images of her Simple + Free home with us: Our home is roughly 1500 square feet. It feels much larger because a) vaulted ceilings and b) because much of our space is without “stuff” to fill it – making it…

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What to do with "Just in Case" Items

Just in case. How many times have you said those exact words as you declutter your home? “I should keep this just in case…” It’s hard to get rid of something if we think we can use it at some point. And there are many useful things in our home. Someone can use them, right??…

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