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Archive for August 2017

What to do with "Just in Case" Items

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?? Should we get…

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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 want, use or need? They belonged to someone or were…

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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 to 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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