Posts by Rachel Jones

Minimalism Can Help You Conquer Your Fears

Minimalism helped me face my fears. First off, getting rid of stuff made me realize I don’t have to fear not being prepared. How many times have you decided to keep something “just in case?” I had this idea that I had to hold onto things in case I needed them. But that is a fear-based decision.…

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3 Ways Minimalism has Transformed my Life

Minimalism can impact our lives on so many levels. It’s more than the visual appeal, it impacts our relationships and how we handle things emotionally. Minimalism has brought many positive changes into my life, here are just three of them.  #1. Emotionally Before minimalism, I was depressed, stressed out, overwhelmed, every negative emotion a person could…

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The Key to Free-time is in the Little Steps

Discipline equals freedom I teach routines. I’m sure you all know it. I hear myself saying over and over that to thrive in your home, create morning and evening routines, and a weekly cleaning routine. The point is to build that into your life, so it’s done at a regular basis and not waiting all week, and…

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Menu Planning at it’s Easiest

We all have been told that menu planning is important- here again, perfectionism can rear its ugly head. We feel like we must have a beautiful printout, or maybe a chalkboard wall in our trendy kitchen. And the list needs to be full of mouth-watering 3-course meals.

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School Days Morning Routine

  We all have routines- whether they are intentional or not, we have them. I’ve had to work hard at making our routines to work for us, instead of against us. Example: Before I would wake up when I had to, often later than the kids. Scramble to get some food in them, run around finding…

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Decluttering the Boy’s Room – With Video!

Since we decluttered my daughter’s room a month ago, I’ve been talking to the boys about it being their turn. The room was to the point that they didn’t know what to do with the stuff. To clean up they would shove everything in an available box and stick it in the corner. It was a mess…

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How minimalism helps in times of crisis

This is a guest post from Marie, a reader who wanted to share what motivated her to jump into minimalism. It’s in times of crisis when we realize how much minimalism really eases stress. Hi, I’m Marie and I am a recovering over-packer. Show of hands, anyone else? Packing used to be my nemesis. I would make…

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Tween Room Declutter – With Video Inspiration

  Getting kids to clean and declutter their own spaces can be a challenge, but it’s such an important life skill that we need to teach them! In the video above, my tween daughter decluttered her room and was willing to share how we work through it. Here are 6 tips to help you through the…

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Minimalism isn’t the Gospel

Please note: If any part of Christianity is offensive to you, feel free to skip this article. I also know that people will disagree with what I say, but please be respectful of each other in the comments. ❤️   I’ve been thinking about this for some time and finally have gotten fed up to the…

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How to Clear the Clutter and Get Organized

  It seems like we shouldn’t need to ask how to do this, doesn’t it? But people are asking. I asked. I didn’t know how to clear the clutter and keep an organized home. And I thought something was wrong with me- aren’t I supposed to know it? No. Some people learned from their parents;…

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2019 in 2019 Decluttering Challenge

  Let this be the year you simplify and turn your home from a cluttered, overflowing space into a clean, organized and joyful oasis! Let this be the year you embrace minimalism (or at least a form of it) and devote the time you want to, to those things that are a real priority for you! Let this be the year you halt clutter in…

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How Tiny Living Benefits the Whole Family

The following is a guest post from Molli of the Tiny House Society. Have you heard about tiny living? It involves a simple, minimalist way of living in a house that’s usually no more than 500 square feet and built on wheels or a foundation. While a simple Google search will tell you everything you…

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4 Meaningful Ways to Simplify Your Life

What does it even mean to “simplify” your life? I remember as a kid my mom called things “dwaddle” that was a useless activity but took a considerable amount of time. For me, simplifying my life means cutting out all the dwaddle. It means: Getting rid of the pile of junk mail that I was moving every time…

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