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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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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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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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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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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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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