55 Item Year-Round Wardrobe

As a minimalist, how many articles of clothing should I have? There is no perfect answer to this question. We all live different lives, have different needs, live in different climates, and therefore will have to have different wardrobes. But people have asked me to share my wardrobe, so have pulled out all of my…

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3 Stupid-Easy Habits for a Clean House

A few weeks ago, I talked about making a home that was “stupid-easy” to maintain. Minimalism for me has made things that easy. So easy that it seems silly to procrastinate or avoid doing the tasks. Aside from decluttering all the excess, a major part of keeping a clean house is our everyday habits. If…

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14 ways I practice self-care

I have come to view self-care as not a way to pamper myself, but instead to make decisions that benefit my future self. So much of what I struggled with in the past with a cluttered and messy house, is because I was more concerned with what was comfortable for my present self. “I don’t…

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6 Ways to Handle Anxiety When Decluttering is Hard

Does anxiety rear its ugly head every time you have to make a tough decision? And you want to declutter, but decluttering is full of decisions, so it can feel very defeating. How do we make progress when the anxiety makes everything feel as if we should keep it? Follow the fear to the end…

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Minimalist Kitchen Tour

The kitchen is one area of my house that I don’t feel is particularly minimal. But minimalism isn’t meant to define our spaces, minimalism is a way of evaluating the items in our homes so our home can function for us the way we need it to. In our case, we have a big family…

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6 Top Videos that Will Help You Overcome Clutter

#1 If you’re overwhelmed with your home, do this. Sometimes we can have so much stuff and so many things we need to accomplish that we feel frozen and unable to take the action needed to help us get out of the state of overwhelm. Remember that none of us can do things PERFECTLY. Whatever…

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Creating a home that is stupid-easy to maintain

I’m not the tidiest person. Actually, I was quite the opposite for MANY years. I was a mess. The house was a mess. I remember being so proud of myself when I kept the dishes done for a week. It was a huge deal for me. Because I loathed any type of “chore.” Hate Hate…

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Declutter 2022 in 2022

We’ve been doing a yearly decluttering challenge since 2008 and it has made such a HUGE difference. I am motivated by checking off boxes and knowing how much progress I’m making, so in 2012 when I started blogging, I invited others to join this yearly challenge with me. Over the years over 42,000 people have…

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