Why Decluttering is Important for Self-Care: Choosing less to improve your well-being

Why decluttering is important for self-care: choosing less to improve your well-being

At first, it might not seem like decluttering your house has much to do with self-care. But I’ve realized that not only is decluttering your home a way to practice self-care. But decluttering is important for self-care. Really important in fact! Today I’m sharing why clearing the clutter and choosing to own less can help you take better care of yourself – physically, mentally and emotionally! What is self-care? Self-care is actions we take to protect and improve our own health, well-being and happiness. While many of us think of bubble baths, manicures and massages as acts of self-care, it […]

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How to Make Decluttering Easier with One Simple Question

How to make decluttering easier with one simple question

Today I’m sharing one simple idea/question to make decluttering easier and simplify the whole process of creating a clutter-free home! Decluttering your home can be a lot of work. When you’re facing years worth of clutter, sometimes it can even feel overwhelming. Or maybe you’re making good progress decluttering, but are finding it difficult to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Or maybe you are ready to go deeper and declutter more than just the obvious, easy stuff, but the harder stuff too. What takes up your space, takes up your time The idea that can […]

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How to Create Time & Space to Connect During the Holidays

How to Create Time & Space to Connect During the Holidays

Today I’m excited to share a wonderful guest post from writer Deborah Fingerlow. Deborah is sharing all about how to create time and space to connect during the holidays. Learn more about how to design a holiday season that works for you and your life right now. Deborah shares her best tips to slow down, simplify and figure out what matters most to you during the holidays. I think you’ll really enjoy Deborah’s thoughtful, authentic and practical advice to simplify the holidays. All so you can create more time to connect during the holidays with the people you love most. […]

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How to Survive (and enjoy!) the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Person

How to survive - and enjoy! - the holidays as a Highly Sensitive Person

The holiday season can be a busy time of year for many of us. Between the activities, shopping, gatherings, cooking, decorating, hosting, visiting, travelling, etc. it can be a lot. This is especially true if you’re navigating the holidays a Highly Sensitive Person. Today I’m sharing some great ways to not only survive but even enjoy the holidays as a Highly Sensitive Person. These tips are great for anyone looking to simplify and find a slower pace during the holidays. Use these tips to say goodbye to the holiday hustle. If you want to create a holiday season filled with more […]

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Tiny Living: What It Is and Why People Love It

Tiny Living: What it is and why people love it

Tiny living is a concept that’s been gaining popularity in the last few years. I find it fascinating to see how people are able to create big lives in small spaces. Choosing to live in a tiny home means living a minimalist life becomes a necessity. Because space and storage space are at a premium, everything you choose to keep must work hard for you to earn its place in your home. Bigger homes can sometimes be a hindrance to our decluttering and simplifying efforts. When you have space to keep things, it can be easy to hold on to […]

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Simple Christmas: Everything you Need to Simplify the Holidays

Simple Christmas: Everything you need to simplify the holidays

Today I’m sharing an awesome collection of posts to give you everything you’ll need to simplify the holidays. I’m gathering everything in one place to make it easy to create a simple Christmas this year. This collection of posts starts with big picture strategies you can use to keep your Christmas season as simple as possible. Then touches on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the influx of gifts during the holidays. And even gives you great gift ideas to give or suggest that won’t fill your house with clutter. I’ve gathered up all these posts in one place so […]

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Minimalism and Hygge: How to Get Cozy Without the Clutter

Minimalism and Hygge: how to get cozy without the clutter

Minimalism and Hygge are two concepts you’ve probably heard a lot about in the past few years. But when I first heard of the Danish concept of Hygge, I thought it didn’t fit with what I was trying to achieve by simplifying and decluttering my home. All I knew of Hygge was it was about creating cozy spaces filled with lots of candles, blankets, pillows and books. While creating coziness is certainly one aspect of Hygge, it’s not everything. I have learned minimalism and Hygge are not mutually exclusive in the least.  In fact, they both promote many of the […]

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Minimalist House Tour: Simple and Functional Command Center

Minimalist House Tour - simple & functional command center

Last week I shared how to create a simple, centralized command center to help tackle paper clutter and simplify your life. Today I thought it would be fun to give you a detailed tour of my own simplified command center. And show you exactly how I put the steps I suggested to create your own simple command center into practice in our home. I often find it helpful to see real-life examples of organizational systems in people’s homes. Not only does it give me ideas and inspiration, but it’s also just fun to get a peek inside other people’s homes! Be […]

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How to Create a Simple Command Center in 6 Easy Steps

How to create a simple command center in 6 easy steps: keep paperwork and office supplies organized, centralized and easy to find!

Paperwork! It seems to be one of the biggest sources of clutter for many of us. One of the best systems I’ve found to manage paperwork and office supplies and keep our home paper-clutter free is creating a simple command center. A central place to store all the important papers, information, documents and supplies your family needs and deals with regularly. Paper clutter has a way of piling up quickly for most of us. Between mail, bills, papers we need to reference later, papers requiring action from us, etc. it all adds up quickly. And when you have school-aged kids, […]

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15 Clutter-Free Ways to Treat Yourself When You Feel Like Shopping

15 clutter-free ways to treat yourself when you feel like shopping

Today let’s talk about how we can still treat ourselves when we feel like shopping, without adding clutter to our homes. And I’ve even included 15 easy clutter-free ways to treat yourself instead! When you’re working to declutter and simplify your life, clearing the clutter is an important part. But an equally important part is significantly slowing down the inflow of new stuff coming into your home. No matter how much you declutter, if you don’t stop adding more to your home, you’ll never get to experience the full benefits of simplifying and minimalism. But the struggle for a lot […]

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