Posts by Rachel Jones

3 Products to Declutter From Your Home Right Now

Note: This is a guest post from Morgan Statt. Morgan is a health & safety investigator who spends her time researching and writing on a variety of topics. Her focus is on product safety, public health issues, and trending consumer news. In her free time, she can be found discovering new music and planning her next…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Minimalism

What exactly is minimalism? Minimalism is intentionally getting rid of the excess in your life, so you can devote time and energy to the things that are truly important to you. It’s a lifestyle choice, but it’s not merely decluttering and limiting what you own, it’s looking very intently at what you have, what you need…

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How to Practice Daily Minimalism

Other than culling your possessions and creating a capsule wardrobe, what does it even look like to live as a minimalist through the day? Here are seven areas that are important to think through: 1. Be selective about what you put on the calendar. After ridding your home of unnecessary junk, you’ll want to look carefully at…

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Practical Minimalism for Real-Life Families

People often ask how I can be a minimalist with so many children. Because children = mountains of stuff, right?! Well, yes, every person you have in your home means all the stuff they need to live has to be in the house as well, so with more people comes more stuff. But it doesn’t…

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Decluttering 101

Step 1: Start with daily tasks Let me just tell you this now: Setting up a morning and evening habit of doing a quick tidy in the kitchen and washing the dishes makes all the difference in the world. And if you don’t believe me, I challenge you to try it for a month and…

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3 Steps to Take as a Beginning Minimalist Mom

 Get up earlier than the kids Minimalism is shifting your mindset from a negative-focus, me-focus or reward-focus approach to life. Those are things that every human struggles with, we are a very self-oriented group, so shifting the way our mind works takes intentional effort.  But, one of the easiest ways to combat that me-focused thinking is…

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Authentic Minimalist Home Tour

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Evelyn, who has kindly offered to share some images of her minimalist home with us: What square footage do you have in your home?  1,000 sq. ft. How many people live in your home? (And were they on board/participating in the change?)  We have four children, and they…

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Why a Minimalist Playroom is Better for Kids

I don’t remember any friends with playrooms when I was a kid, but when I started having my children, I attended many a playdate at people’s houses, always hosted at the houses that had playrooms. It was like a daycare facility, except none of them ran a daycare- that’s what they had acquired, trying desperately to keep…

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England Minimalist Apartment Tour

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Rosie, who has kindly offered to share some images of her minimalist home with us: 1. What square footage do you have in your home and how many people live in your home? It’s just my cat, Patti, and I. For a while, I led a nomadic lifestyle,…

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Combat Depression with Decluttering

The clutter-depression cycle is getting more and more attention these days, and as someone who struggled with it, I know first-hand how challenging it can be. Even one small simple action each day towards getting out of this cycle makes a difference. Like Courtney Carver recommends, take one small step each day and it will…

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Clutter-Free Easter Baskets

    If you have recently embraced a more minimalist lifestyle, the old traditions, like giving Easter baskets, tend to cause doubt and anxiety: the kids are expecting this, this is what we’ve always done, I don’t want to ignore all those traditions we’ve had, etc. You don’t have to give them up completely, there…

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Using Time Blocking in Everyday Life

  I love productivity hacks, I enjoy having schedules and goals and getting things accomplished. Something about having a visual layout of my day and week that helps me grasp everything that I have going on. I’ve learned though, that I can’t cram stuff into my daily or weekly schedule just to have it there, in…

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Building Margins into Your Calendar

Do you have a schedule that is so packed, you can’t even get it all done? This is a struggle for so many of us and the question is, how do I simplify it? In the culture of today, this is normal. It’s “normal” to have things scheduled for every family member from 8 AM…

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