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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 …

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Decluttering 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 …

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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. …

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Why I Became a Minimalist: My Story of Life with Less

Growing up I loved stuff. All kinds of stuff. I even had a box in my childhood room full of junk mail I collected from the post office recycling bin! I always had collections and special things I was saving. In the last few years, I have completely changed directions. Now I find too much …

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