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5 Practical Ways to Navigate Change in Everyday Life
Let’s talk about change for a minute. This is our last week of school until Fall. Change of routine is hard for me. It seems like it takes about a month for my mind to adjust and feel comfortable in my new routine. Brian recently changed jobs, so I’m still getting used to his new…Read More
9 Ways Minimalism Saves me From Spending Hours on Laundry Each Month
Minimizing our clothing has impacted the amount of time I spend doing laundry. Simplifying my life and embracing minimalism has helped me spend less time on daily chores overall. Just like how having fewer dishes means less time spent doing dishes, having fewer clothes means less time spent doing laundry. I know many people who…Read More
The Fastest and Easiest Way to Lose Weight? 10 Month Update!
Just to tell you about myself, I’m 46, 5’ 7” and I have given birth to 6 children. I started out my weight loss journey by doing calorie counting. My top weight was 150 lbs, and I lost 10 lbs by calorie counting using Noom. BUT I HATED IT. I always felt guilty if I ate…Read More
7 Steps to Declutter Your Life and Why It’s Important
Being surrounded by clutter increases our cortisol levels; cortisol is considered the “stress hormone” and harms our health all the way around – from depression to heart disease – Clutter is bad for our health. The main reason is: It’s an ever-present reminder of all the things we need to deal with; it’s as if…Read More
Minimalist Lifestyle or Minimalist Aesthetic? Which one is better?
I went for minimalism because I had a certain standard on how clean and tidy I wanted my home to be, and when my home was full of stuff, it was more than I could manage to maintain my standard of cleanliness. I didn’t enjoy cleaning the house. But I wanted a clean house. Getting…Read More
How to declutter your home – 6 easy steps
Typically we use 20% of our stuff 80% of the time. These six steps will help you sort through the excess so that your home is easy to manageRead More
Clutter is gaslighting you and here’s how to prevent it
When I think back to before minimalism and how hard it was to get rid of stuff and how hard it was to manage the stuff, I think about why I was keeping it. But I wasn’t prepared for having people over at a moment’s notice. When I think about all those reasons, I was…Read More
Stupid-Easy House Cleaning. Creating a home that is EASY to keep clean
On Saturday morning, our family cleans the house. Minimalism has made house cleaning much easier and faster. Last week, our two youngest sons decided to clean the house by themselves. When the kids do that, I either pay them with money or video game time. We limit screen time, and they wanted a couple of…Read More
Questions to ask to help figure out what you need in your kitchen
When I was first decluttering, I wanted a list of exactly what I should have: Unfortunately, I can’t give you an exact list of what you should keep in your kitchen because my cooking habits are going to look completely different than yours: I cook twice a day for five people and make a wide…Read More
23 Easy Things to Declutter in 2023
If we lack motivation, it can help tremendously to start with EASY action steps. Today, I wanted to talk about 23 relatively easy things to declutter. They don’t take a lot of thought – we can simply declutter them. 1. Expired medicine OTC meds can be tossed in the trash; controlled substances can either be…Read More
I'm Rachel Jones, The Joyful Space Specialist.
In 2008, I determined to get rid of enough physical items so I could have clear counters, organized cupboards and a living room that I could consider an oasis.
After much trial and error (and a serious sewage situation) I finally figured out a system that worked for me. And this is what I want to share with you: hope, freedom and a joyful space of your own. ❤️
Monthly Membership: weekly PDFs sent with six 10-minute missions, including questions to help and an action plan to move your forward 10 minutes at a time.
Clutter Busting Charts
A room by room game plan to help you move from chaos & clutter to serene spaces. 12 charts with different rooms so you can keep your focus to one area at a time and see some major transformation with your decluttering journey!
Home Reset Checklists
Editable PDFs to help you establish daily routines, so you stop dreading the chores and begin living with freedom.
The Forethought Planner
Vertical weekly planner, Sunday start. Monthly journaling prompts, Christian quotes, scripture verses, and 12 coloring pages to help you unwind. The spiral-bound planner is durable and measures 7″x10.”
A 21-day journaling course to help you shift your mindset about physical possessions, how you spend your time, and the people and things you surround yourself with.
What people are saying:
Rachel Jones' course has honestly been life-changing for me. I've been trying to declutter my home for YEARS, without ever making lasting changes, but this course has taught me how to tackle the excess in my home in a very doable, step by step manner. Even though I've read many organizing books, Rachel clarified the process of reducing the amount of items I own so that now I feel equipped to tackle other areas of my home. And probably most importantly, Rachel helped me to see that I was believing things about myself that are not true, and that was limiting me in significant ways. Thank you, Rachel!
"This is an awesome course! Rachel Jones leads you step-by-step. If you are decluttering in the 2015 challenge and unsure of your goals and aren't sure you are making progress, this course addresses the underlying issues you are facing. With very doable daily course assignments, Rachel's encouragement and the participants Facebook group support, I found a good basis to continue this journey towards my goal of minimalism. Go for it and improve your life free of clutter!" ~Kathleen Kocunik
Rachel is a wonderful instructor. Her course is well organized, easy to follow and do-able. Her videos are very encouraging and helps motivate you do each task. You are given a new skill set that will carry you through your decluttering journey. It's a process but well worth it. Thanks Rachel! ~Maria
Rachel was able to clearly guide me through the emotional journey of decluttering my home. I've hired professional help in the past to help me declutter, but I was never able to keep my home in a tidy state. This course helped me understand the why behind my clutter and how to fix it once and for all. I highly recommend this course. Well worth the time & money! ~ Anon