9 Mindsets I’ve Decluttered for a More Positive Life

9 Mindsets I've Decluttered for a More Positive Life

Decluttering the physical “stuff” you own is an important part of embracing a minimalist lifestyle. But minimalism actually goes far beyond decluttering the “stuff” you own. Truly embracing minimalism, and experiencing all the benefits that come with it, also includes decluttering certain mindsets, behaviours and thought patterns that keep you attached to things you own to begin with. Basically, these are things I’ve decluttered as a minimalist…that aren’t “things” at all! Here are 9 mindsets I’ve decluttered for a more positive life. The benefits of minimalism go beyond owning less I’ve experienced many benefits from decluttering and embracing a minimalist […]

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10 Most Popular Minimalism & Simple Living Posts of 2017

10 most popular minimalism & simple living posts of 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over and the new year is quickly approaching. I always love starting a new year. It feels like a fresh start, a blank slate, like anything could happen! As the year comes to a close, and the first anniversary of my little blog is approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a round-up of my 10 most popular minimalism & simple living posts from 2017. It all started one year ago On December 31, 2016, I bought the domain for this little blog of mine and began building my site. I […]

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How to Easily Handle Gifts as a Minimalist Family

How to easily handle gifts as a minimalist family

It’s the time of year where the holiday season is about to kick into high gear. One of the biggest concerns people who are decluttering and embracing a minimalist lifestyle have is how to easily handle gifts during the holidays and on birthdays. Especially if you have kids who are lucky enough to have many people who love them and buy them gifts. I want to help alleviate some of your concerns about gifts undoing all of your hard work decluttering. With a few simple strategies it’s easy to avoid gifts overwhelming you during the holidays or on birthdays. 5 […]

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Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

Clutter-free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

The giving and receiving of gifts is part of the holiday season for many of us. While giving and receiving gifts can be a lot of fun, it can also be a source of stress sometimes too. Especially if you are in the process of decluttering or are already living a minimalist lifestyle. But I’m here to help, with a huge list of clutter-free gift ideas for you and everyone on your list! Why buy clutter-free gifts? If you are decluttering and embracing minimalism, you are probably becoming more aware of how much clutter you had. As well as becoming […]

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40 Awesome Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for Kids

40 Awesome Clutter-free Gift Ideas for Kids

With the holidays approaching it’s easy to feel a little anxious about the influx of gifts you know are coming, especially if you have kids. If you’ve living a minimalist lifestyle or are in the process of decluttering your home, the idea of holiday gifts can feel a little troubling. You’re working hard to clear the clutter and embrace a life with less. The last thing you want is to have all your hard work undone in a few hours on Christmas morning. But fear not! There are easy ways to navigate holiday gifts as a minimalist family. This is […]

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13 Reasons You Struggle to Declutter & How to Overcome Them

13 Reasons You Struggle to Declutter & How to Overcome Them

There are many reasons we struggle to declutter. Taking the leap and decluttering your home can often be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. But the benefits minimalism brings to your home and your life are completely worth the time and effort required. Decluttering and embracing minimalism will give you time, space and freedom to live life on your own terms. If you are struggling to declutter, sometimes the best approach is to figure out why you are struggling. Often times, once you know why you are struggling, it becomes easier to move past it. Here are 13 common reasons you may struggle […]

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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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