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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Menu Planning at its Easiest

We all have been told that menu planning is important- here again, perfectionism can rear its ugly head. We feel like we must have a beautiful printout, or maybe a chalkboard wall in our trendy kitchen. And the list needs to be full of mouth-watering 3-course meals.

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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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Using Time Blocking in Everyday Life

  I love productivity hacks, I enjoy having schedules and goals and getting things accomplished. Something about having a visual layout of my day and week that helps me grasp everything that I have going on. I’ve learned though, that I can’t cram stuff into my daily or weekly schedule just to have it there, in…

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Building Margins into Your Calendar

Do you have a schedule that is so packed, you can’t even get it all done? This is a struggle for so many of us and the question is, how do I simplify it? In the culture of today, this is normal. It’s “normal” to have things scheduled for every family member from 8 AM…

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A Day in the Life of a Minimalist Mom

I shared what a typical workday looks like for me, but in all honesty, I only have 1 – 2 workdays each week, the rest of the week I’m a stay-at-home mom with a toddler climbing all over me and holding toys two-inches from my face so I can “see” what he’s talking about… So,…

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A Day in the Life of a Minimalist Entrepreneur

  Embracing minimalism gave me so much extra time, I was able to pause and decide what I was passionate about and how I wanted to spend that extra time I found I had. For me, that has been helping others simplify their homes and lives and for myself, experiencing life as an entrepreneur. Learning the…

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Home Organization for the Minimalist

  So you’ve gotten rid of more than 1/2 of your possessions and thought the house would just fall into place, but it hasn’t. How do minimalists organize their stuff? This should be an easy task right? First off, maybe you need to get rid of more. This is going to vary for everyone, but…

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Simplifying Laundry for a Large Family

Minimalism and large families are a perfect fit. Granted, if I tell people my bio… “I’m a mother of 6 and blog about minimalism…” I get plenty of snickers and “A minimalist with lots of kids? Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction??” Well, no, it’s not. Minimalism is about letting go of non-essentials so…

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8 Ways To Create Instant Zen This Week

If you are in the midst of feeling overwhelmed with far too much going on in your life and too many cluttered surfaces, there are a few things that you can do to reduce that very quickly. No, it’s not going to take all the troubles away, but doing even one of these suggestions listed below…

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Life is Simpler When You Meal Prep

Note from Rachel: This is a guest post from Cara of Health Home and Happiness. She has been meal prepping in the form of freezer cooking for years, and has become more intentional with it as her children have gotten older. She’s going to tell you a little more about how a little bit of…

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8 Habits To Keep Paper Clutter To A Minimum

  Papers are easily one of the number one clutter issues in our lives. We are afraid to get rid of something, for fear of needing the information on it or needing a copy of it. We feel shame for not filing utility bills and grocery receipts. Aren’t we supposed to compare our receipts to…

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Teaching Children Tidy Habits Early On

Responsibility and having to participate in housekeeping is good for children, it helps them to feel needed, important and trusted. It helps them feel like they belong. Setting Realistic Timelines Though essential for raising future adults, teaching children to do chores can be exhausting for mom (or whoever the primary caregiver is) if preparation isn’t…

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Take 15 Minutes To Cut The Overwhelm

When there is clutter is on every counter, dishes fill the sink, laundry on the couch and junk mail on the coffee table, the home is an overwhelming place to be. Often times when looking at this, we can see that there is a definite need to rid the home of clutter. And it’s true,…

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Children's Toys That Promote Creative Thinking

A couple years ago, I got rid of the majority of the kid’s toys and we’ve never regretted it. Since then, in order to limit the chaos that toys tend to create, I’ve been able to limit our collection to toys that really promote creative thinking. The less an object does, the more versatile it is…

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A Minimal Approach To Holiday Obligations

For most of us, the Christmas season has become two months of stress and busyness wherein we work, plan, shop, attend parties, host parties, bake, cook, wrap… and BOOM! It’s over.  We then switch to “aftermath” mode, a dreary several weeks of cleaning and organizing, punctuated by pondering creative ways to serve leftovers from the…

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Simplify The Holidays, An E-book

Why are some people able to smile, anticipating the holidays with joy in their hearts, while others are facing them with tight chests and anxious minds? Why are some people able to get their shopping done, presents wrapped and cards sent by Dec. 1, while others are staying up past midnight on Christmas eve trying…

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