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 Easily Simplify your Makeup & Beauty Routine

How to easily simplify your makeup & beauty routine

In last week’s post, I shared why I simplified my makeup collection and beauty routine. Including how it helps simplify my life, keep my bathroom clutter-free and gave you a look inside my minimalist makeup bag. Today I’m sharing an easy 5 step method you can use to simplify your makeup collection and beauty routine. Read on for my easy steps to take your makeup collection from overwhelming to simplified and organized! **This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read our full disclosure policy.** Why simplify your makeup and beauty routine? You can read more about the benefits of simplifying, […]

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Why I love a Simple Beauty Routine + A Look Inside my Minimalist Makeup Bag

Why I Love a Simple Beauty Routine + a look inside my minimalist makeup bag

Today we’re talking all about minimalist makeup and simple beauty routines! It’s easy to end up with too many makeup products. They seem small and innocent enough, but before you know it you have drawers and baskets overflowing with makeup and other personal care items. A lot of which you might not even use or like! Today I’m sharing why I love a simple beauty routine, along with a look inside my own minimalist makeup bag. I hope it gives you some inspiration and encouragement if you’re ready to create your own simple beauty routine. **This post contains affiliate links. […]

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Minimalist Bathroom Tour: Simplifying to Make Life Easier

Minimalist bathroom tour - simplifying to make life easier

As I said in my playroom tour post, I love seeing inside other people’s homes. Not just what you can see as a guest on the surface. But a really deep look at how their home is organized and functions. I especially love checking out people’s homes who are pursuing a minimalist, simplified lifestyle. I find it so inspiring, encouraging and interesting to see inside their homes.  In keeping with that, today I’m giving you another peek inside our home with a minimalist bathroom tour. Your bathroom is a great place to start decluttering If you’re ready to start decluttering […]

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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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