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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Getting Rid of Clutter without Feeling Guilty

When you first start simplifying, it probably won’t be long before you come to items that you don’t want in your home, but you feel guilty about getting rid of. But is that guilt justified? How many times have you been given things you don’t really want, use or need? They belonged to someone, or…

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Asian-Inspired Minimalist Home Tour – Lori

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Lori, who has kindly offered to share some images of her beautiful home with us: My family and I live in a medium size apartment in Asia.  I’m sorry I don’t know the exact size.  We have four bedrooms and two bathrooms. I grew up in a family…

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Devastating Lies That are Holding You Back

As I was outlining the steps to simplifying homes, I have a hard time knowing where exactly to put this step. It is one of the most important, so it’s up at the top: before the actual work of decluttering starts. Once you decide to embrace minimalism, you have to lay a foundation for being…

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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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Finding the Motivation to Transform Your Home

I’ve been thinking about motivation lately, and why we take certain action to change. All of us want certain things in our lives, but we don’t always determine to do them. What is the difference between the things we do accomplish and the things we don’t? We want so much, but what drives us to…

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How to Declutter Your Home Fast

So, you’ve decided to embrace simplicity in your life and you’re absolutely ready to get rid of the majority of your stuff? And you want do declutter your home quickly… Right?! It can be done. It’s a lot of work, and can be a very emotional process, but it is possible. Now, if you have been…

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