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Decluttering Kitchen Counters

Have you ogled the pictures of model homes, and longed for similar kitchen counters- where there is nothing on them except a bowl of delicious fruit? Me too!! And I never thought it would be possible, but I’ve learned and I’d love to share with you how to maintain completely decluttered counters. First, we have…

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How to complain less and appreciate more

Unless you are someone who is really introspective, most of us don’t pay attention to whether we are constantly complaining or expressing appreciation. We don’t notice what we say and what we think about, because we’re used to the way we are and it seems normal. We can focus on the negatives in life and…

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A simple how-to of minimalist decor

If you’re wanting a minimalist aesthetic and struggling to get there- make sure you have actually embraced minimalism. It’s too hard to achieve the look of less when the cupboards and closets are overflowing. *wink wink* Ok- let’s assume you’ve already decluttered the excess, you have only the essentials left in your home and you’ve…

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I don’t want to be known as a minimalist

A few years ago I was at an event and ran into a friend. As we were visiting, she paused the conversation to introduce me to someone else she knew and said, “This is Rachel, she’s a minimalist.” I was shocked. Although I refer to myself as a minimalist here on the blog and teach…

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How to declutter and organize your home

You want to declutter and organize your entire home, right? Sounds great! And I have a plan for exactly how to do just that! First off, let’s talk about decluttering. What does it mean to “declutter?” When I’ve done Pinterest searches on decluttering the house, I got a ton of articles… that all talked about…

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How to have a fun-filled toy-free Christmas

If you’ve been contemplating a toy- free Christmas, you may wonder if it would still feel like Christmas to your children? And is it possible to give them gifts they’re excited about that aren’t toys? What kinds of gifts can we give that won’t leave them disappointed? Before you go all-in on changing Christmas up,…

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Feeling overwhelmed with your home? Do this.

Have you been feeling overwhelmed with your home lately? I get it. I have 6 kids… and all the stuff that goes along with them. When I think back 15 years ago, I was in the thick of it all: The stuff, the dishes, the laundry, the school work, plus church commitments and school activities.…

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How to Declutter and Organize the Garage

The garage… it tends to be the dumping ground of all the things we don’t actually want to deal with. Whether that’s things we need to rehome, items that need to be taken to the dump, or decisions that we just don’t want to make, so we set them aside and hope the old adage…

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2020 in 2020 Decluttering Challenge

   So, you’ve been thinking of simplifying and need some motivation to make serious changes this year, right? Here’s my challenge to you: Get rid of 2,020 items in 2020. Back in 2008, I was overwhelmed, and my emotional state was controlled by the cluttery-chaos that ruled my life. There was stuff everywhere. So…

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How to get into the “zone” and get stuff done

Tricks that I use to get into my zone. What I do to get ready so I have a decent day and accomplish things that I want to accomplish. It doesn’t matter if it’s decluttering, cleaning, organizing, writing, just feeling better about the day, if I want to accomplish something, it helps to set myself…

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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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