The Clutter-Depression-Anxiety Cycle: How to Stop It

The Clutter-Depression-Anxiety Cycle: How to Stop It

I shared my personal journey from clutter and depression and I was blown away by the number of people who are in the same place or came from that same place of clutter and emotional turmoil. It’s a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a cluttery home and a cluttery home can lead to depression and more…

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Summer and Winter Capsule Wardrobes

  I recently worked through Project 333 and created a capsule wardrobe. As promised in my previous post about creating a capsule wardrobe, here are my seasonal lists. When it came to creating my list… we live in Montana. We pretty much have 2 seasons: “Cold”, which is generally between 20° and 30° with about a week…

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Creating A Capsule Wardrobe

  Last week I purchased Courtney Carver’s Project 333 Capsule Wardrobe Course. Yes, I have a minimal amount of clothing, but it’s not exactly “capsule” and I get a fair amount of capsule wardrobe questions, so I figured I’d better learn how to put one together! The idea is pretty simple: 3 months of clothes (which…

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Do You Choose Unhappiness Over Uncertainty?

Do You Choose Unhappiness Over Uncertainty?

The other night my husband turned on the TV and Fools Rush In happened to be on. We ended up watching it and I found it interesting, at the end, when Matthew Perry’s character seemed floundering, and a crazy old priest said “Signs are everywhere”… and then, there were signs. Whenever it seems that God…

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Do Minimalists Keep Hand-me-downs?

I get asked this question a lot: “I have children growing out of clothes, I know the next child will need these clothes, but should I keep them for ___ years?” Well, that depends. If you are a die-hard minimalist and there is nothing in the children’s closet (or at least nothing on the top…

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How I Got My Husband On Board With Minimalism

Just for a change of pace, I asked my husband to answer a few questions about our journey to minimalism. I was the one who started the decluttering, and though he was supportive, it was about 5 years before he started decluttering on his own and taking a minimalist view on life. Change doesn’t happen overnight,…

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