Minimalist Playroom Tour: Creating a Simple, Playful Space

Minimalist playroom tour - creating a simple, playful space

I always find it interesting, helpful and inspiring to see how minimalism looks in other people’s homes and lives. Kid’s stuff and toys often seem to be one of the biggest hurdles many families face when simplifying and decluttering. Today I’m sharing a tour of our simplified, minimalist playroom to show you what minimalism looks like in our home. And hopefully, give you some inspiration and encouragement to tackle the toys in your house! **This post contains affiliate links. Click here for our full disclosure policy.** Our version of a real-life minimalist playroom Minimalism will mean something different to each […]

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How to Have a Simple Toy Rotation to Simplify Your Life

How to have a simple toy rotation to simplify your life

One of my saving graces while minimizing our kids’ toys has been setting up a simple toy rotation system. It’s well documented that kids do better with fewer toys. But sometimes you have great toys you don’t want to get rid of, but also don’t want out and available all at once. A simple toy rotation is a perfect way to keep fewer toys out at one time but still offer some variety in the toys for your kids. Why set up a toy rotation? If you find yourself with too many toys, even after you’ve gotten rid of any […]

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6 Reasons Why Fewer Toys are Better for Your Kids

6 reasons why fewer toys are better for your kids

Play is a child’s work. Playing is how kids learn about and discover the world around them. Because children learn through play, the toys our kids play with are more than just playthings. They are the tools of their job! Carefully choosing what kinds of toys we provide for our kids is important. But equally important is being intentional about the number of toys our children have. Today I’m sharing why fewer toys are better for your kids and your whole family! We live in a time when toys seem to be taking over many houses. In fact, research shows […]

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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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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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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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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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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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