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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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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11 Quick and Easy Tips to Declutter More Effectively

Decluttering your home is a lot of work. Most of us have year’s worth of possessions in our homes. It’s taken years to accumulate all of that “stuff”. We can’t expect to declutter it all in a day. But it definitely doesn’t have to take years to decumulate the excess stuff from your life. Today I’m sharing 11 quick and easy tips to declutter to help you declutter more quickly, more efficiently and more effectively. Benefits of Decluttering These quick and easy tips to declutter more effectively allow you to start seeing the benefits of decluttering sooner. When you declutter […]

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Exciting News! Introducing My New Course: Simply Uncluttered

Simply Uncluttered: the ultimate guide to decluttering your home and embracing minimalism

I’m excited to introduce you to my new e-course, Simply Uncluttered, today! I have been working hard to put together a complete and thorough decluttering course. One that will give you all the tools you’ll need to take your home and life from cluttered and chaotic, to calm and clutter-free. I designed Simply Uncluttered to be a step-by-step guide that will get you decluttering efficiently and effectively. Allowing you to start experiencing the benefits of minimalism as soon as possible. Making the choice to live with less gives you so much more: More time, more space, more freedom, more peace. […]

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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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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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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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