55 Questions to Help You Declutter Fast

When I first started decluttering, I would look at my stuff and ask: “What do I want to get rid of??” But it’s so much easier if you ask from the perspective of: “What do I want to keep?“ Remember, as you simplify your home, it’s a positive thing! You aren’t decluttering to make your…

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Fantasy-Self items I had to Declutter to get Freedom

I am DONE living for a Fantasy-Self As we’re decluttering, we run into all kinds of things, we come across things from our past selves. Like “this is the Rachel in high school, and this is what she was interested in, and the things that she collected and the clothes that she wore.”  And we…

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Should a minimalist own an air fryer?

I’m a minimalist. And as a general rule, I avoid appliances unless an item helps me enough that it essentially EARNS the right to take my time, and occupy space in my home. The appliances I keep need to help me live my life the way I want to live or make my life easier…

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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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