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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How to Practice Mindfulness With Your Kids

How to practice mindfulness with your kids

The lovely Kailey and Josianne from Educalme are back today, with the second part of their introduction to mindfulness series. Today they are sharing all about how to practice mindfulness with your kids. You can read part one of their series, about how to start your own mindfulness practice here. My kids and I have been practicing mindfulness for the past several months and it has been such a wonderful addition to our day. But in the beginning, I was unsure how to share and practice mindfulness with my kids, even though I had my own meditation and mindfulness practice. […]

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How to Start a Mindfulness Practice: A Simple Guide by Educalme

How to start a mindfulness practice - a simple guide by Educalme

I’m so excited to share this guest post by Kailey and Josianne of Educalme with you, all about how to start a mindfulness practice. They’ve broken it down into simple steps that make it easy for anyone who is wanting to start a mindfulness practice! They even share how practicing mindfulness has led them to simplify their homes and their lives and live more intentionally! I have been following Kailey and Josianne on Instagram for a while, and I absolutely LOVE what they do. They have a podcast and online programs showing teachers and parents how to bring mindfulness into their […]

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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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How to Have a Simple Summer You’ll Love

How to have a simple summer you'll love

I love the sweet, slow days of summer. And summer is a great time to enjoy the simple things in life. During the summer, life seems to slow down in general. We take more vacation time, the kids are out of school, most activities take a break, etc. There is often less structure and routines, and more freedom, relaxation and play. If you want to have a simple summer like this, it’s not only possible, it’s easy! With a little planning and forethought, you can have a simple summer filled with wonderful, simple moments! We declutter and simplify our lives […]

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How to Make Life Easier as a Highly Sensitive Person

How to make life easier as a Highly Sensitive Person

Being a Highly Sensitive Person can certainly make life challenging at times. But there are ways to cope with and manage the challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person to keep them from having a negative impact on your life. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to make life easier as a Highly Sensitive Person. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? If you’ve never heard the term “Highly Sensitive Person” before, check out this post for more detailed information. Basically, Highly Sensitive People have particularly sensitive nervous systems, making them especially sensitive to stimuli of various kinds. As a result, Highly […]

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