How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

Ah, the holiday season. A time filled with magic, giving and wonder. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be. But for many of us the holidays can quickly become stressful and overwhelming. Becoming one of the busiest, most expensive, and most draining times of the year. But there are ways to simplify the holidays and live intentionally even during the holiday hustle. Read on for ways to take the chaos, stress and craziness out of the holidays. And instead create a simple, meaningful, heart-filled holiday season you and your family can enjoy together. The holiday hustle For many […]

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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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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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Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Stay-At-Home-Mom 2017 Fall Capsule Wardrobe

2017 stay at home mom fall capsule wardrobe

The temperatures are starting to get cooler and pumpkin spice everything is out again. It seems like we’ve officially entered the fall season. I like to plan my capsule wardrobes to coincide with the seasonal changes, so today I’m sharing all the details of my fall capsule wardrobe. I know a lot of people, myself included, look forward to bringing out their fall clothes again. The sweaters, the boots, the scarves, they’re all fun to play with. I love layering and scarves, so I enjoy dressing for fall. Because of my preference and the climate we live in (short summers […]

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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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How to Easily Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe

How to easily maintain your capsule wardrobe

Building your capsule wardrobe at the beginning of the season is the first step to simplifying your wardrobe. After building your capsule wardrobe, the next step is maintaining the size and simplicity of it. There are several quick and easy habits and routines to adopt to maintain your capsule wardrobe. Adding to My Capsule Wardrobe My husband and I recently went away to Las Vegas. It was the first time we’ve gone away just the two of us since having kids. I was a little nervous about it, but really excited to have a few days to ourselves. In my excitement, […]

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