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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Simplifying Laundry for a Large Family

Minimalism and large families are a perfect fit. Granted, if I tell people my bio… “I’m a mother of 6 and blog about minimalism…” I get plenty of snickers and “A minimalist with lots of kids? Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction??” Well, no, it’s not. Minimalism is about letting go of non-essentials so…

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Calm & Soothing Minimalist Home Tour – Rachel

Everyone’s way of embracing minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about becoming minimalist, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real life…

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Turn Cleaning Hate Into Cleaning Zen

  You know you enjoy a clean home and don’t want to feel ashamed of it, you know you have a better outlook and your emotions are more balanced with the home is tidy and things are put away. So what’s stopping you from decluttering and cleaning the place up? Do you find that you…

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Bright & Cheery Minimalist Home Tour – Heather

Everyone’s idea of minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about embracing minimalism, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real life…

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The Secret to Decluttering Your Schedule

Reducing the amount of possessions you own is vital to embracing minimalism, but equally important is decluttering your schedule and limiting what you allow on your calendar. House work time, meal prep, and taking care of family needs has become much more efficient, and people these days have more free time than they did in the…

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Country Farmhouse Minimalist Home Tour – Alisha

Everyone’s idea of minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about embracing minimalism, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real life…

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Comfortable & Cozy Minimalist Home Tour – Jennifer

Everyone’s idea of minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about embracing minimalism, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real life…

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Country Minimalist Home Tour: Cori

Everyone’s idea of minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about embracing minimalism, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real life…

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How to Prevent Clutter From Creeping Back In

Have you ever said “I’ve decluttered before, I can do that part. But how do I stop it from coming back?” I’ve been in that place myself. I remember as a kid grabbing up my mom’s copy of Clutter’s Last Stand and reading it through. I decluttered my toys and my room would be ok for,…

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Decluttering 2017 in 2017: Join the Challenge!

Each year, this blog hosts a decluttering challenge to get rid of the same number of items as the year. In 2017 everyone who joins the challenge will get rid of 2017 items from their homes. 24,440 people have signed up to do the challenge in years past and I’m so excited to see how many people…

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Keeping Holiday Traditions without Holiday Stress

December is here, and regardless of where you are in your decluttering journey, the overwhelming feelings that lead many to embrace minimalism can resume with intensity through all the holiday activities. We can end up in the cycle of perfectionism, trying to do it all, including maintaining every. Single. Holiday. Tradition. Perfectly. (Social media is excellent…

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Christmas Gifts For The Crunchy Mom In Your Life

  I have some lovely people in my life that I am planning to gift to this Christmas, and most of them, like me, are on the crunchy (natural) side. While I’ve been thinking through what they would enjoy I figured I would share the cool crunchy gifts I’ve discovered. Crunchy Mom Gift Ideas: Essential Oils. This…

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7 Ways to Simplify the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving has always been my mom’s favorite holiday. The focus is always on people and appreciation, rather than heavily commercialized and being bombarded with idealized expectations. I can totally get on board with that myself! I love turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Give me that along with friends and family to share it with, and it’s…

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Unplugged Gifts For Teens (and Adults!)

My older boys (men! yikes!) are 18, 19 and 20… and planning out our Christmas gifts has got me thinking on what to get them and what they will enjoy, that won’t require them sitting and staring at a screen. When you’re thinking through gift-giving, the best thing to do is spend some time thinking about the person and their interests. For…

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