Weekend Inspiration: Simple Living Articles

Weekend Inspiration Simple Living Articles


How to Design a Simple Life “You don’t need to minimize yourself right out of a life. Design the life you want to live, no more and no less.” Melissa Wilken’s walks us through asking the right questions about the type of life we want to live; not just looking at physical possessions, but every aspect of life, including schedules, work and relationships.

One Rule For A Clutter-Free Home I wholeheartedly agree with Laura Spawn on this- this rule is key to maintaining a clean, clear, clutter-free home. It means that generally as we go through our days- the house doesn’t become a wreck. We just follow the rule.

Easing into Minimalism Did you know there are a wide variety of minimalists? Absolutely! Just like each person has personal preferences, minimalism looks different for each person, what their motivation and goals mean to them.

The Year I Embraced Minimalism and Completed a Yearlong Shopping Ban Cait started out being frugal to pay off debt, which in turn, brought her to minimalism and a 2 year no-shopping challenge, which is going!

Life in My 234 Square Foot Tiny Home Christina Tiplea interviews Lora, author of Dream Big, Live Small. I doubt I will ever live in a tiny house, only because I love having friends and family visit (and we have a big family!) but I love reading about tiny house living and find it so inspiring!

What Does Your Stuff Say About You? If you’ve already begun your decluttering journey, I’m sure you’ve had to face some deep seeded emotions that, at first, can be rather surprizing. Meryl sheds light on exactly that.

Stuff Minimalism Has Taught Me Large families benefit from minimalism in so many ways and Jennifer, mother of 13, talks about the benefits she  has experienced.

Minimalism Despite a Large Family Speaking of large families… Teresa and Van have 11. This is a family we know in real life, and I love visiting her home. Minimalism has certainly given balance to their life.

Do you have any good reads to recommend? Leave a link in the comments.

About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.


  1. Christina @ Embracing Simple on 10/02/2015 at 5:16 PM

    What a great round up Rachel! Thanks so much for including my post, I can’t wait to add the rest to my weekend reading list 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Kathleen on 10/03/2015 at 9:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing the line-up of minimalism articles. So looking forward to tea breaks and reading over this weekend, I got some “empty house” blocks of time this weekend that are for major decluttering ~ cleaning up. As always, you are such an inspiration. 🙂

  3. Meryl @ Simple Family Home on 10/15/2015 at 9:42 AM

    I keep meaning to come back to this post – can’t believe it’s taken me so long! Thank you for including me in your list 🙂 I’m going through the other links now, what a great selection.

  4. michelle on 12/06/2015 at 11:02 PM

    One of the most thorough and well written essays I’ve read on simple living, from the man who coined the term “voluntary simplicity”, an essay from Richard Gregg written in 1936:


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