How to Make Decluttering Sentimental Items Easy

How to Make Decluttering Sentimental Items Easy

I recently asked my email subscribers (sign up here if you’re not on the list!) what their biggest struggle with decluttering and minimalism is. By far the most common answer was decluttering sentimental items. I totally get it. It’s hard to let go of things we hold dear and are meaningful to us. Decluttering Sentimental Items: Finding a Balance It’s ok to keep some important and sentimental items. The problem is when we have so many sentimental items that we feel burdened by them. When we have too many sentimental keepsakes, we often can’t truly enjoy them because there are […]

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Stay-At-Home-Mom 2017 Fall Capsule Wardrobe

2017 stay at home mom fall capsule wardrobe

The temperatures are starting to get cooler and pumpkin spice everything is out again. It seems like we’ve officially entered the fall season. I like to plan my capsule wardrobes to coincide with the seasonal changes, so today I’m sharing all the details of my fall capsule wardrobe. I know a lot of people, myself included, look forward to bringing out their fall clothes again. The sweaters, the boots, the scarves, they’re all fun to play with. I love layering and scarves, so I enjoy dressing for fall. Because of my preference and the climate we live in (short summers […]

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Kick-start Your Decluttering: 30 Easy Things to Get Rid of

Kick-start your decluttering: 30 easy things to get rid of

When you’re first starting to declutter your home it can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it’s hard to even know where to begin! Whether you want to declutter your house quickly, or are planning to slowly work through your home as time allows, starting to declutter can feel like a huge task to take on. The truth is, it is a lot of work to declutter years of possessions and “stuff”. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Here is a list of 30 easy things to get rid of to kick-start your decluttering efforts and make progress […]

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How to Easily Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe

How to easily maintain your capsule wardrobe

Building your capsule wardrobe at the beginning of the season is the first step to simplifying your wardrobe. After building your capsule wardrobe, the next step is maintaining the size and simplicity of it. There are several quick and easy habits and routines to adopt to maintain your capsule wardrobe. Adding to My Capsule Wardrobe My husband and I recently went away to Las Vegas. It was the first time we’ve gone away just the two of us since having kids. I was a little nervous about it, but really excited to have a few days to ourselves. In my excitement, […]

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Why Highly Sensitive People Need Minimalism

Why Highly Sensitive People need minimalism

As I mentioned in my post 7 Benefits of Minimalism, one of the key benefits of minimalism for me is it calms me as a Highly Sensitive Person. A lot of people feel stressed or unsettled in a cluttered environment. But Highly Sensitive People particularly feel the effects of chaos and clutter. Too much sensory information, including visual clutter, can easily make a Highly Sensitive Person feel overwhelmed and stressed. I already knew clutter makes me feel unsettled and stressed. But after realizing I am a Highly Sensitive Person, it became even more important to strive for a simple, minimalist […]

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11 Easy Ways to Simplify & Improve Your Life

11 easy ways to simplify and improve your life

Simplifying your home and your life are great ways to combat feelings of overwhelm and stress. When our homes and lives are cluttered, busy and chaotic, it’s hard to find time to relax, enjoy our families and find time for the things that make us happy. There are many easy actions and routines you can use to simplify. Here are 11 easy ways to simplify your home and your life in order to improve both! 1. Simplify by owning less The most important part of simplifying your life is removing everything that unnecessarily complicates it. The more you own, the more […]

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11 Easy Ways to Make Decluttering Fun

11 Easy Ways to Make Decluttering Fun

When you begin decluttering your home, it can often feel like a daunting and overwhelming task. Even if you have been decluttering for a while, and have already made good progress clearing the clutter, sometimes the amount of “stuff” and work ahead of you can feel like a lot to tackle. Decluttering a lifetime worth of stuff from your home is hard work, physically, emotionally and mentally. If you feel overwhelmed or stuck on your decluttering and minimizing journey, shifting your perspective and your approach to decluttering can help. Believe it or not, with a little creativity there are ways […]

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How to Shop Like a Minimalist: 18 Strategies to Shop with Intention

How to Shop Like a Minimalist: 18 Ways to Shop With Intention

Although the idea of minimalism is choosing to live with less in order to simplify your life. Which in turn, means being intentional about buying less and bringing less into your home. Even minimalists have to go shopping and buy things sometimes. The key to learning to shop like a minimalist is being intentional about what you buy. Making intentional purchases lets you avoid ending up with a cluttered home full of things you neither use nor love. Here is a list of 18 strategies to help you shop like a minimalist and make intentional purchases. As I said before, […]

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Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 Ways They Make an Excellent Pair

Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 ways they make an excellent pair

In a previous post I shared 3 ways I’m creating time and space in my life to practice mindfulness. One of the three ways is clearing our home of clutter. Another is being intentional with how I spend my time. Both of which are components of embracing a minimalist lifestyle. This got me thinking about the connection between minimalism and mindfulness. I realized minimalism is not only a way to create time and space for mindfulness. Minimalism is actually a mindfulness practice in itself. And in fact, mindfulness encourages and supports minimalism in return. In fact, minimalism and mindfulness make an […]

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20 Tips to Have a Successful Garage Sale

20 Tips to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Two weekends ago we hosted a garage sale, and it turned out to be a huge success. We earned more than $1000 and got rid of almost everything we had for sale! It was a lot of work to prepare for, host and clean up the garage sale. But I’m sharing the tips that made our sale successful to help make your garage sale a success too! Because if you’re going to put in the time and effort to host a garage sale, you want to make sure you earn enough and get rid of as much as you can […]

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