5 Things to declutter to have the best 2023

By Rachel Jones | 01/08/2023

1. Unrealistic expectations of yourself I think most people that struggle with clutter are extremely capable and creative. We can see the possibilities in things, and we take enjoyment in making plans. But then our expectations get in our way. We feel that we should be able to execute our plans perfectly, we feel like…

Stop the Chaos, Declutter 2023 Things THIS YEAR

By Rachel Jones | 12/14/2022

Declutter 2,023 things in 2023! Here’s how the challenge works: For every item you declutter, check off one box from the tally sheet.

Live a more intentional life, 5 ways to use a planner for intentional living.

By Rachel Jones | 11/18/2022

I have been goal driven most of my life, and though I believe it’s good for us to work toward things, I don’t want goals and productivity to consume my life. I don’t want my “future” to be my focus.  At the same time, I don’t want life to happen to me; I want to…

My Top 8 Intermittent Fasting FAQ’s Answered

By Rachel Jones | 11/08/2022

**Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional. This is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor or your dietitian for your health. I published a video about my intermittent fasting journey a couple of weeks ago, and it went viral. There were so many questions in the comments, so today, I wanted to…

3 Things To Get Your Spouse on Board with Minimalism

By Rachel Jones | 11/02/2022

I get asked this frequently, and it’s important to consider our motivation in asking, “How do we get our spouse on board with minimalism?” For myself, I wanted to blame my husband for the state of the home. Was he messy? Yes. Did he leave stuff out everywhere? Yes. Did he collect weird random things?…

This one action made weight loss easy

By Rachel Jones | 10/25/2022

Please note: I am not a healthcare professional, and I recommend you consult your doctor before making dietary changes. Quite a few people have noticed my weight loss in my recent videos and asked me to share what I did.It’s fairly simple: Intermittent fasting. After turning 40, I noticed I was putting on weight, but…

Do I have to give up hobbies to have a clean house?

By Rachel Jones | 09/21/2022

The following comment was on my YouTube channel: Sandy is not alone in this. I’ve fallen into the same trap:  If I enjoy this so much, more would be better, right?!  It is that way with anything we enjoy – gardening, quilting, makeup, clothes, cooking, camping. We can always add items to our collection of…

3 Ways to Enjoy Household Chores

By Rachel Jones | 09/14/2022

I hid behind the idea that I was taking care of myself by not forcing myself to do those chores I hated.
But that was a lie.

Does my husband wash dishes?

By Rachel Jones | 07/20/2022

I get asked from time to time if my husband and children wash dishes and help with home maintenance. People make these comments on videos where I’m talking about establishing a routine. Generally, it’s people who are new to my channel and haven’t watched many videos or read my blog, but I wanted to talk…

Does Minimalism ACTUALLY Make Life Different? These 3 Videos Tell the Truth

By Rachel Jones | 06/21/2022

I am confident in the changes I made in my home and see the difference in normal everyday life. When you’re in the thick of it though, it’s hard to imagine that minimalism will actually free you up and give you more time. One day, I decided to film an example – some of the…

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  1. Nance Duncan on 12/08/2022 at 5:46 pm

    I just finished watching today’s video about your family getting together to make the snowflakes for your tree. I’ll be making some too. The ending was emotional for me. Hearing “O Holy Night” in the background while everyone was putting their snowflakes on the tree……. well, I shed a few tears. It was beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your family moments with us.

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