How Meditation is Helping Me Learn to be a Better Parent

How meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent

The more I simplify and declutter my life, the more time and space I create to live more mindfully. Mindfulness can be incorporated into our lives in many different ways. But one of my favourite ways to incorporate more mindfulness in my life is through my meditation practice. Today I’d like to share how practicing meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent. Being able to stay calm in times of conflict or stress is a skill that can have a tremendously positive impact on our daily lives. This is especially true when you’re a parent. Meditation is […]

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5 Common Decluttering Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

5 common decluttering mistakes - and how to avoid them

Today I’m sharing 5 decluttering mistakes I’ve made over the years while decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. These decluttering mistakes are common and easy to make. But that doesn’t mean you have to make them too! Take what I’ve learned and skip the decluttering mistakes so you can declutter more efficiently and effectively right from the start! When I first started decluttering our home, I was doing it on my own. I had no guide or program to follow. I just knew I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in our house and was looking for a better way. […]

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How to Simplify Your Life by Decluttering, Not Organizing

How to simplify your life by decluttering, not organizing

It’s easy to think organizing is the way to take your home from cluttered and chaotic to functional and clutter-free. But organizing alone will never solve your clutter problem. Today I’m sharing why decluttering, not organizing, is the best way to solve your clutter problem for good. And how focusing on decluttering first can make it simple to get and stay organized! Always focus on decluttering, not organizing, first Organizing and decluttering each serve a purpose in helping simplify your life. The key is the order you do them in. Organizing without decluttering first will simply move the clutter around. […]

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Spring into Simple Decluttering Challenge

Spring into Simple - a free 14-day decluttering challenge

I’m excited to share my brand new FREE Spring into Simple Decluttering Challenge with you today! Spring is a great time to bring a breath of fresh air into our homes. I love opening the windows on the first warm spring days and letting the fresh breeze in. But my favourite way to add a breath of fresh air into my home is to clear out the clutter! Give yourself a fresh start this spring! Spring is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. Spring often gives us the itch to do some spring cleaning. We want to get rid […]

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7 Easy Ways to Share Minimalism with Your Kids

A guest post by Rachel Watson Today I’m sharing a guest post from Rachel Watson of OurStart. Rachel’s sharing her tips and ideas to help share minimalism with your kids. Start with your “why” When choosing to declutter, simplify and embrace minimalism, it’s important to include your family in the process. Especially sharing why you are decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. If you share the benefits of simplifying, it can help your kids and your family understand why you’re choosing minimalism, why it’s important and how it improves your life. Trying to force your family to declutter and simplify is not an […]

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4 Things You Gain When You Live With Less

4 Things you gain when you live with less

When you are simplifying and choosing to live with less, it’s not really about what you’re getting rid of. The best part about simplifying your life is what you gain by letting go and choosing to live with less. When you are willing to let go of the clutter, the distractions, the excess and the busyness, you stand to gain so much more: more time, more space, more freedom and ultimately more peace. Shift your focus to what you’ll gain, not what you’re getting rid of While you’re in the process of decluttering and simplifying, so much of the focus […]

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How to Shop Your Closet for A New Outfit

How to shop your closet for a new outfit

Guest post by Elysha Lenkin Personal stylist, Elysha, is here sharing a great post about how to shop your closet for new outfit options. Learning to shop your closet is the perfect way to keep your wardrobe versatile and fresh. If you are looking to switch up your outfit options, without adding a bunch of new clothes to your wardrobe, Elysha’s post is just what you need! Elysha is a holistic stylist, meaning she helps people live well and look great while doing so. She’s put together a fantastic post to help you shop your closet for new outfit options. […]

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51+ Simple Date Night Ideas to Prioritize Quality Time with Your Partner

51+ simple date night ideas to prioritize quality time with your partner

Guest post by Sheila Price I’m excited to share a guest post written by my friend and fellow minimalist, Sheila of Practigal Blog. Sheila writes about simplifying your life so you can prioritize what matters most to you. Sheila’s blog is full of so many great posts, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Today, Sheila is sharing an awesome list of simple date night ideas, including ideas for going out or staying in! Sheila’s post is a great reminder that date nights and quality time spent with your partner don’t have to be complicated, expensive or difficult. Her suggestions for simple […]

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9 Reasons Why a Capsule Wardrobe is Awesome

9 Reasons why a capsule wardrobe is awesome

This month marks 1 year since I’ve been dressing from a capsule wardrobe. And I couldn’t imagine ever going back to having a closet full of clothes again. Simplifying my wardrobe has been one of my favourite minimalism projects so far. Today I want to share with you my favourite reasons why I love dressing from a capsule wardrobe. And why I think a capsule wardrobe is awesome! I can’t believe the weight I felt lifted off my shoulders when I created my first capsule wardrobe. I didn’t realize the burden having so many clothes added to my life…until I […]

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What To Do With Clothes You No Longer Need or Love

What to do with clothes you no longer need or love

Guest post by Elysha Lenkin A new year feels like a fresh start, a blank slate, a time to refresh and start anew. With the start of a new year, many of us feel the urge to purge. To clear the clutter from our spaces and add some breathing room to our homes. When decluttering, sometimes a big challenge is figuring out what to do with the stuff you’re getting rid of! Today I’m excited to introduce a guest post from Elysha, a holistic stylist, who helps her clients live their best lives and look great while doing so! Elysha […]

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