Winter Capsule Wardrobe – Stay-At-Home-Mom 2017 Winter Capsule Wardrobe

2017 36 piece stay at home mom winter capsule wardrobe

Continuing with my series on decluttering your clothes and creating a wardrobe you love, here’s a detailed look at my winter capsule wardrobe! On February 1st I put together my first capsule wardrobe. I shared my process to create it here. Initially I planned to try living with a capsule wardrobe for a month. For a variety of reasons, I’ll explain further in an upcoming post, I felt nervous about committing to a capsule wardrobe. I worried I wouldn’t like it or feel too restricted by having fewer clothes. However, once again I have learned intentionally living with less is […]

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How to Make a Capsule Wardrobe: A Simple Guide to Dressing Better with Less

How to Make a Capsule Wardrobe - A Simple Guide to Dressing Better with Less

Welcome to the third post in my series about decluttering your clothes and dressing with fewer items. It’s all been leading up to this: creating a capsule wardrobe. Related posts: The Best Trick to Purge Your Closet + 6 Questions to Help You Purge, 12 Reasons Why We Keep Clothes We Don’t Wear & How to Move Past Them What is a capsule wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is the ultimate form of a simplified and clutter-free closet. But what exactly IS a capsule wardrobe? It’s really not as complicated as it sounds. A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of […]

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60 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

I’m taking a break this week from the clothing decluttering series to talk about Easter. Specifically clutter-free Easter basket ideas that are still fun for kids to receive and fun for the parents…I mean the Easter Bunny, to give! Although Christmas and birthdays seem to be the times when the biggest influx of new toys and “stuff” for the kids come in, other holidays can add to the clutter as well. Easter is one of those times. Kids love finding a basket full of surprises from the Easter Bunny. And it is fun for us as parents to fill a basket […]

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12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don’t Wear and How to Move Past Them

12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don't Wear & How to Move Past Them

In last week’s post I told you about my best trick to purge your closet, plus 6 questions to help you purge and create a wardrobe you love. However, a lot of us, myself included, have a hard time letting go of some of our clothes, even though we no longer love or wear them. So I started looking at the reasons why we keep clothes we don’t wear anymore. I realized there are some common reasons why we keep clothes we don’t wear anymore. I think a lot of people face these common stumbling blocks when trying to purge their […]

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The Best Trick to Purge Your Closet + 6 Questions to Help You Purge

**Be sure to sign up at the bottom of this post to get your FREE printable guide with the best trick to purge your closet + 6 questions to help you purge your closet and create a wardrobe you love!** I have been working hard to reduce and remove the amount of excess stuff in our house in order to improve my life, especially as a mother. One of the big areas I’ve been working on is my own clothing. Throughout the process of purging my clothes, I have found the best trick to purge your closet. First, a little […]

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Tips to Declutter When You’re Short on Time: Small Actions that Add up to Big Results

Easy Tips to Declutter When You're Short on Time: Small actions that add up to big results

 **Be sure to sign up at the bottom of this post to get your FREE printable decluttering tip sheet. It is a handy list of tips to declutter, even when you are short on time!** Life can be busy. Sometimes you want to declutter your house and start living with less, but you are struggling to find the time. The good news is decluttering doesn’t have to be done in one big purging session. If that works for you, and you have the time, it can be a great way to see progress fast. But if you don’t have the […]

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What is Minimalism? Plus 8 Things it’s NOT

What is Minimalism? Plus 8 Things it's NOT

Minimalism is one of those concepts, much like simple living where it can mean different things to different people. And that’s ok. Minimalism is something that should be personal and unique to the person living it. There is no single set of rules or standards that you must follow and meet to be a minimalist. But much like simple living, it’s important to have a clear vision of what minimalism is to you. Although minimalism is as much about the journey as it is the end goal, without having a clear goal of what you want minimalism to look like in […]

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Decluttering the Toys: 6 Ways to Encourage Kids to Minimize their Toys

Declutter the Toys - 6 Ways to Encourage Kids to Minimize Their Toys

My daughter, Emily, was five when I started really reducing the amount of stuff we had in our house. One area I really struggled with was decluttering the toys. Too many toys can be a big source of clutter and stress in many households. But most kids struggle with letting go of and decluttering the toys. Since Emily was old enough to understand what I was trying to do, I felt it was important to involve her in minimizing and decluttering the toys. My son, Gavin, was only two, and a bit too young to grasp the idea of decluttering […]

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7 Steps to Declutter your Home and Embrace Minimalism

7 Steps to Declutter Your Home and Embrace Minimalism

Before I began decluttering my home and embracing minimalism, I often felt frustrated with how much time and energy I was spending managing our stuff. I spent so much of my day picking up, cleaning, maintaining, organizing and dealing with STUFF. Finally I had enough and began to massively minimize our home and our lives. Embracing minimalism and decluttering has benefited my life in so many ways. It is so freeing to declutter and let go of the excess stuff we owned and only keep what we love and use regularly. If you are ready to start decluttering your home […]

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7 Benefits of Minimalism: Why I’m choosing to live with less

I’ve already talked about what motivated me to start decluttering our house and our lives. As I’ve continued to declutter and simplify, I’ve realized there are more benefits of minimalism than just having less stuff for your kids to make a mess with. Some of these benefits are impossible to miss, some are more subtle. But I have learned the benefits of minimalism and simplifying are huge and make the work of decluttering worth it. There are so many benefits of minimalism and simplifying your life. This list is the most important benefits I’ve experienced as a result of choosing […]

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