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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How to Start Decluttering: 3 Easy Ways to Take the Plunge

How to start decluttering: 3 easy ways to take the plunge

Decluttering and simplifying your life have many awesome benefits and can give you so much more time, space, freedom and peace. But it can be a lot of work in the beginning. If you’re ready to start decluttering your home but aren’t sure where or how to start, this post will help! Even if you’ve already started decluttering, but need a little extra motivation to finish the job, today’s post will help! Here are 3 easy ways to take the plunge and start decluttering and simplifying your home and your life! Remember: progress is progress If decluttering your home feels completely […]

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How Meditation is Helping Me Learn to be a Better Parent

How meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent

The more I simplify and declutter my life, the more time and space I create to live more mindfully. Mindfulness can be incorporated into our lives in many different ways. But one of my favourite ways to incorporate more mindfulness in my life is through my meditation practice. Today I’d like to share how practicing meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent. Being able to stay calm in times of conflict or stress is a skill that can have a tremendously positive impact on our daily lives. This is especially true when you’re a parent. Meditation is […]

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5 Common Decluttering Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

5 common decluttering mistakes - and how to avoid them

Today I’m sharing 5 decluttering mistakes I’ve made over the years while decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. These decluttering mistakes are common and easy to make. But that doesn’t mean you have to make them too! Take what I’ve learned and skip the decluttering mistakes so you can declutter more efficiently and effectively right from the start! When I first started decluttering our home, I was doing it on my own. I had no guide or program to follow. I just knew I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in our house and was looking for a better way. […]

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How to Simplify Your Life by Decluttering, Not Organizing

How to simplify your life by decluttering, not organizing

It’s easy to think organizing is the way to take your home from cluttered and chaotic to functional and clutter-free. But organizing alone will never solve your clutter problem. Today I’m sharing why decluttering, not organizing, is the best way to solve your clutter problem for good. And how focusing on decluttering first can make it simple to get and stay organized! Always focus on decluttering, not organizing, first Organizing and decluttering each serve a purpose in helping simplify your life. The key is the order you do them in. Organizing without decluttering first will simply move the clutter around. […]

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Spring into Simple Decluttering Challenge

Spring into Simple - a free 14-day decluttering challenge

I’m excited to share my brand new FREE Spring into Simple Decluttering Challenge with you today! Spring is a great time to bring a breath of fresh air into our homes. I love opening the windows on the first warm spring days and letting the fresh breeze in. But my favourite way to add a breath of fresh air into my home is to clear out the clutter! Give yourself a fresh start this spring! Spring is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. Spring often gives us the itch to do some spring cleaning. We want to get rid […]

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7 Easy Ways to Share Minimalism with Your Kids

A guest post by Rachel Watson Today I’m sharing a guest post from Rachel Watson of OurStart. Rachel’s sharing her tips and ideas to help share minimalism with your kids. Start with your “why” When choosing to declutter, simplify and embrace minimalism, it’s important to include your family in the process. Especially sharing why you are decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. If you share the benefits of simplifying, it can help your kids and your family understand why you’re choosing minimalism, why it’s important and how it improves your life. Trying to force your family to declutter and simplify is not an […]

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4 Things You Gain When You Live With Less

4 Things you gain when you live with less

When you are simplifying and choosing to live with less, it’s not really about what you’re getting rid of. The best part about simplifying your life is what you gain by letting go and choosing to live with less. When you are willing to let go of the clutter, the distractions, the excess and the busyness, you stand to gain so much more: more time, more space, more freedom and ultimately more peace. Shift your focus to what you’ll gain, not what you’re getting rid of While you’re in the process of decluttering and simplifying, so much of the focus […]

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