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

Summer capsule wardrobe - 2017 stay at home mom summer capsule wardrobe

I’m back with another look inside my capsule wardrobe, sharing my summer capsule wardrobe. I find it easier to dress with less during the summer. The warmer weather calls for fewer layers and a lot of simple, basic clothes. Shorts and a simple t-shirt can be effortless and stylish on a beautiful summer day. You can check out my previous capsule wardrobes here: Spring capsule wardrobe, Winter capsule wardrobe My Capsule Wardrobe “Rules” It’s important to remember that my “rules” for my capsule wardrobes are very flexible and loose. For me, capsule wardrobes are not about following a strict set […]

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3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

My journey to creating a simpler life for our family includes being intentional and mindful with both our time and our space. I want to create a home and a life full of connection, love and room to breath and explore. Practicing mindfulness is one of the methods I’m using to create my vision for a simpler life. Today I am sharing three ways I’m creating time and space in our home and our lives to live more simply and mindfully. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term that is often used, but can hold different meanings. For my purposes […]

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Decluttering Questions: Questions to help you declutter more effectively

Decluttering Questions - questions to help you declutter more effectively

Decluttering your home is hard work, physically, mentally and emotionally. Some items are easy to decide what to do with. But it’s not always so clear. I’ve put together a list of decluttering questions to ask yourself if you’re struggling with decluttering, need to clarify for yourself if you should keep an item or get rid of it, or if you simply want to make your decluttering go deeper and be more effective. Sometimes it can help to have another person helping you declutter to ask the questions that can be hard to answer. Once you answer them, it becomes […]

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Simplify Meal Planning: An easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

Simplify Meal Planning - an easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

The thing about simplifying and creating a simpler life, is it isn’t always simple. It seems strange to say, but in order to simplify your life in the long term, it often requires some planning, forethought and intention in the short term. A perfect example of this is with meal planning. Having a meal plan in place makes life so much simpler and more efficient. However, it does require some planning ahead of time in order to be effective and make your life easier. Why Meal Plan? Having a meal plan in place goes a long way to make our […]

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