7 Steps to Creating a Minimalist Home

The appeal to minimalism is most often in the way it makes one’s home feel: open, spacious and free of clutter. Here are seven steps you can take to create a home that you love being in: 1. Get rid of most of your stuff. And when you feel like you’re done- go through it…

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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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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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Four Ways to Decode Your Wardrobe

This is a guest post by Cora, a fellow minimalist mom, expert in kids capsule wardrobes and author of Creature of Joy.   TAGS One time a friend of mine told me the back of her closet was filled with clothing that still had tags on them. This made me chuckle a little bit. Being the frugal…

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Lessons Learned From Being a Minimalist

Becoming a minimalist is embracing more meaningful living Letting the majority of your possessions go means you have to make difficult choices on what you feel should be allowed space in your life and in your home. Getting rid of the excess reveals the things that matter to you; the process reveals who you are…

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13 Practical Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Day

This is a guest post by Zoë Kim, a fellow minimalist, mother of 4 and author of The Minimalist Plate. Simplifying your family’s day can feel like an uphill climb during a hurricane at times. It requires intentional effort to set new boundaries, mindsets, and habits. Every day we are pulled in new directions and given…

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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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Own Fewer Clothes and Feel Amazing

Fast fashion is here and people have closets bursting with clothes they don’t wear, and often have never worn. One article I read recently talked about stores that make you feel out-of-date with your wardrobe within 2 weeks of purchasing the items. 2 weeks!! How much time do you spend in the closet trying to…

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Large-Family Minimalism

  When you have a lot of children, there is simply a lot to manage. The grocery list is a mile long; every meal is an event. The schedule can become a frenzied rush to get from here to there in one piece if you’re not careful. And the laundry piles can be epic! Am…

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Embracing Minimalism Begins With Changing Your Focus

Decluttering each area of the house is important, but if you have decided to embrace minimalism, it takes more than just dropping bags of donations off at the local charity. Embracing minimalism begins when you change your focus, your thought process and what you view as priority in your life. Decluttering can temporarily alleviate stress,…

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What is Minimalism?

My favorite summary of minimalism is Joshua Becker’s quote: “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.” That is the main philosophy of minimalism. “Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from…

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