How Minimalism Can Lead You to Find More Gratitude

How minimalism can lead you to find more gratitude

As I mentioned in my reasons to love minimalism post, embracing minimalism greatly increased my feelings of contentment and gratitude. The more I decluttered and embraced a life with less, the more gratitude and appreciation I felt for what was left filling my life. Both tangible and intangible things. As I let go of the excess from my life, I began to appreciate and feel grateful for everything that was left. Over time, I have realized minimalism has been one of the most important ways I’ve increased my feelings of gratitude. Minimalism helps us decide what is most important to us […]

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How to Find the Perfect Version of Minimalism for You

How to find the perfect version of minimalism for you

I’ve already talked about how your version of minimalism will be unique and personal to you. Your version of minimalism won’t necessarily look like another person’s version of minimalism. And that’s ok! It’s perfect in fact. Minimalism is not about following someone else’s rules or way of living as a minimalist. It’s about figuring out what is important to you, and getting rid of everything that’s distracting you from the important stuff. Whatever you decide is important to you will be personal and unique to you. So of course, your version of minimalism will be unique to you too! There […]

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Reasons to Love Minimalism: 15 Ways Less is More

Reasons to Love Minimalism: 15 Ways Less is More

As someone who writes about and strives to live a simple, minimalist life, it’s no surprise that I think there are many reasons to love minimalism. Decluttering my home, simplifying my schedule and commitments, and shifting my perspective about “stuff” have done wonders for my life. The benefits of minimalism are worth the time and effort There are many reasons to love minimalism, some small, some life changing. As I’ve said before, minimalism will look different for each of us, depending on what we value and prioritize. When you declutter and let go of stuff you neither use nor love, […]

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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 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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