The Most Popular Decluttering & Minimalism Blog Posts of the Year

The Most Popular Decluttering & Minimalism Blog Posts of the Year

Just for fun, I’ve rounded up the top 10 most popular decluttering, simplifying and minimalism blog posts from this year.

I always enjoy taking some time at the end of the year to reflect on the past year. I like to look at the ways I’ve changed and grown, what goals I met and what goals are still left to work towards, what worked and what didn’t, etc. 

And one of my favourite ways of reflecting on the blog is by seeing what posts resonated most with readers! It’s always interesting to see which posts readers enjoyed the most or found the most helpful.

I checked the blog stats and these are the top 10 most popular decluttering and minimalism blog posts from the year, based on the number of times they were read.

I hope you enjoy this round-up of the most popular decluttering, simplifying and minimalism blog posts from this year. And maybe even find something new to read (or a favourite to re-read!) to give you an extra boost of decluttering and simplifying inspiration!

The Most Popular Decluttering & Minimalism Blog Posts of the Year
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This year’s top 10 most popular decluttering & minimalism blog posts:

#10: Simplify Your Wardrobe (and life!) with a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge!

Simplify your wardrobe - and life! - with a 10x10 wardrobe challenge!
Photo by Amanda Vick on Unsplash

Earlier this year I participated in my first 10×10 wardrobe challenge on Instagram

A 10×10 wardrobe challenge is a fun way to experiment with dressing with less. The idea is simple: you pick 10 items of clothing to wear for 10 days, making 10 different outfits from the items you choose.

I put together a blog post to share more about what the challenge is, how it works and what the benefits of trying a challenge like this are. Along with more about the process I used to put my 10×10 wardrobe together, and what I learned from the process.

I also shared more about how I put together my 10×10 wardrobe on Instagram if you’re interested in learning even more. Find it in this post and in the stories highlight called 10×10 on my profile page.

Read the full post here: Simplify Your Wardrobe (and life!) with a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge


#9: How to Find the Motivation to Declutter Your Home

How to find the motivation to declutter your home
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Sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to declutter. Even when you really want to feel motivated to declutter!

There’s no doubt that clearing the clutter from your home can be a big project. But if you are struggling to find the motivation to declutter, this post will give you 8 simple and practical tips to help you get – and stay! – motivated to declutter your home.

Use these tips and ideas to ditch the overwhelm when it comes to decluttering and simplifying your home so you can reach your decluttering goals in no time.

Learn how to find the motivation to take your home from cluttered and chaotic to organized and clutter-free! 

Read the full post here: How to Find the Motivation to Declutter Your Home


#8: Simple Living Quotes to Inspire You to Declutter & Simplify Your Life!

25 simple living quotes to inspire you to declutter & simplify your life - Simple Lionheart Life
Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

Words are powerful. They have the ability to inspire us, motivate us and push us to take action. I have always loved collecting quotes and words that inspire me.

By sharing some of my favourite simple living quotes I’ve collected over the years, I hope they can inspire and encourage you to declutter and simplify your life as much as they have for me!

In the post, I’ve made an image for each of the quotes. Pin the images to Pinterest, save them as your phone background, print them out and hang them up! Use them in any way to find inspiration, motivation and encouragement to declutter, simplify and organize your home and life!

Read the full post here: 25 Simple Living Quotes to Inspire You to Declutter & Simplify Your Life!


#7: 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
Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

When we think of self-care, I think many of us think of bubble baths, getting a massage or enjoying an afternoon snuggled up with a good book.

And while those are all ways to practice self-care, self-care includes much more than that.

Sometimes self-care means doing hard things or things you don’t really want to do, but you do anyway because you know they are important and good for you and your well-being.

Some examples are things like getting a yearly check-up with your doctor, flossing your teeth, or making sleep a priority, even when it means turning off your favourite show on Netflix.

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 one way to practice self-care. But decluttering is really important for self-care.

In this post, I’m sharing 8 reasons why clearing the clutter and choosing to own less can help you take better care of yourself – physically, mentally and emotionally!

Clutter impacts your health, happiness & overall well-being

While you may not always realize it when you’re in the midst of it, clutter can have a really negative impact on your life.

Clutter has been shown to cause significant amounts of stress and anxiety in your life. As well as negatively impact your happiness, contentment and quality of life.

On the other hand, clearing the clutter and removing the excess and the distractions from your home can have a really positive impact on your life and your well-being.

Sometimes you don’t even realize how heavy and burdened your stuff makes you feel until you start letting it go!

This post shares the ways decluttering can improve your overall health, happiness and well-being. And why decluttering is an important part of self-care!

Read the full post here: Why Decluttering is Important for Self-Care: Choosing Less to Improve Your Well-Being


#6: How to Downsize Your Wardrobe & Declutter Clothes

How to downsize your wardrobe & declutter clothes
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Downsizing your wardrobe & decluttering clothes is an area a lot of people struggle with. 

In fact, simplifying my own wardrobe was one of the most difficult areas for me to declutter.

But it’s also been one of my favourite decluttering projects to date. Simply because of the positive impact a simplified wardrobe has had on my life.

I truly didn’t realize the burden a closet full of clothes added to my life…until I got rid of most of them!

If your wardrobe is making you feel overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, bad about your body, guilty or just plain frustrated, those are good signs it’s time to declutter your clothes and downsize your wardrobe. And this post will help make the process easier! 

I’m sharing a simple, step by step guide to show you how to downsize your wardrobe and declutter your clothes. Including plenty of tips to make the process easier and more efficient.

Follow the steps in this post to get rid of the clutter in your closet. And instead, create a simplified, clutter-free wardrobe that makes you feel happy and confident. And makes getting dressed quicker, easier and stress-free!

Read the full post here: How to Downsize Your Wardrobe & Declutter Clothes


The Most Popular Decluttering & Minimalism Blog Posts of the Year
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#5: Decluttering Rules: 15 Things NOT to do When Decluttering

Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering
Photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash

In this post, you’ll find 15 decluttering “rules” I follow to make decluttering easier and a lot less painful!

But first, let me clarify what I mean by decluttering rules!

I definitely don’t believe there are any definitive decluttering rules that are guaranteed to work for everybody, all the time.

BUT! I do believe there are things you can do (and avoid doing!) to make the whole process of decluttering your house quicker, easier and less painful! As well as help you avoid some common decluttering mistakes and roadblocks.

Breaking these decluttering rules often makes decluttering harder, take longer and be more frustrating.

These are the rules I have learned over the years (usually the hard way!) and continue to use as I keep our home simplified and clutter-free. I’m sharing them with you so you can clear the clutter and start enjoying the benefits of a simplified, clutter-free home faster and easier!

Read the full post here: Decluttering Rules: 15 Things NOT to do When Decluttering


#4: 11 Unexpected Benefits of Simplifying Your Home & Life

11 unexpected benefits of simplifying your home & life - Simple Lionheart Life
Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash

I think we can all agree that there are many benefits to clearing the clutter from your home. Having more space in your home and time in your days are probably at the top of the list for many of us.

But in this post, I’m sharing 11 unexpected benefits of simplifying and decluttering! Benefits that you might not immediately connect with clearing the clutter. And some that might even surprise you!

Initially, I set out to declutter because I was so sick of picking up the same “stuff” around our house, and realized we didn’t use or need most of it.

My goal was to make cleaning and maintaining our house quicker and easier. All so I’d have more time to enjoy our home and spend less time taking care of it.

Simplifying and decluttering our home and our lives have let me achieve all that, and so much more! But I’ve noticed the benefits and impact of simplifying go far beyond what I was first expecting. And these more unexpected benefits have been such a welcome surprise!

From your bank account to your outlook on life, simplifying and decluttering can have an impact on your whole life!

If you’re willing to let go of the clutter, the excess and the distractions, there are so many benefits waiting for you!

Read the full post here: 11 Unexpected Benefits of Simplifying Your Home & Life


#3: How to Declutter Fast: 15 Ways to Get Rid of Clutter Quickly

How to declutter fast: 15 ways to get rid of clutter quickly
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I often talk about how slow, but steady, decluttering progress will add up over time to help you reach your decluttering goals. 

But sometimes you need or want to clear the clutter quickly!

Maybe you’re moving and need to declutter quickly before your move. 

Or maybe now that you’ve decided you want to declutter and simplify, you just want to get it done as quickly as possible!

Decluttering your home takes time. It likely took years to accumulate all the stuff currently in your home. Most of us can’t expect to declutter it all in one day!

However, there are things you can do to speed up the decluttering process and get rid of the clutter faster.

If you want to get rid of the clutter quickly, the 15 tips in this post will help. 

Learn how to make the most of your decluttering time and effort so you can clear the clutter quickly. All so you can start enjoying the benefits of a clutter-free home quicker and easier!

Read the full post here: How to Declutter Fast: 15 Ways to Get Rid of Clutter Quickly


#2: How to Get Rid of Stuff: 11 Reasons Why it’s Hard to Declutter & What to do About it

How to get rid of stuff: 11 reasons why it's hard to declutter & what to do about it
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Decluttering can be hard. We feel attached to our stuff, and letting go isn’t always easy. 

But often once you understand why it’s difficult to declutter, letting go becomes a lot easier!

This post will help you get to the root of why you’re struggling to declutter to begin with.

You’ll find 11 common reasons why clearing the clutter can be hard. Then I’m sharing practical strategies you can use to overcome each of these common decluttering hurdles.

These are common decluttering struggles many of us face, myself included. But once you know exactly why you are holding on, letting go of stuff becomes a lot easier.

Dig into these common reasons why it’s difficult to declutter to help clear the clutter quicker, easier and more efficiently. 

Read the full post here: How to Get Rid of Stuff: 11 Reasons Why it’s Hard to Declutter & What to do About it


#1: Decluttering Clothes: 11 Tips to Make Clearing Out Your Closet Easier

Decluttering Clothes: 11 tips to make clearing out your closet easier
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And the most popular decluttering and minimalism blog post from this year was all about how to declutter clothes!

Simplifying my wardrobe has been one of my favourite simplifying projects ever. But decluttering clothes hasn’t always been easy for me. 

In fact, sometimes I still struggle to declutter clothes…even though I know I love a small wardrobe!

But, I have learned a few tips and tricks along the way that make the process a lot easier!

In this post, you’ll find my best tips and tricks to make simplifying your wardrobe easier and less painful!

These are the tips and tricks I’ve learned and used over the past few years. Use them to skip the learning curve when it comes to decluttering clothes and simplify clearing out your closet!

These 11 tips will help you be more ruthless and effective when you’re decluttering clothes. Use them and start enjoying the benefits of a simplified, clutter-free wardrobe!

Read the full post here: Decluttering Clothes: 11 Tips to Make Clearing out Your Closet Easier


This year’s most popular decluttering, simplifying & minimalism blog posts

I hope you enjoy this round-up of the most popular decluttering, simplifying and minimalism blog posts from this year!

I’d love to know what your favourite decluttering, simplifying or minimalism blog post from Simple Lionheart Life is! Is it on this list? Or did a different post resonate with you most? Leave a comment and let me know!

If there is anything you’d like to see more of on the blog or a specific decluttering, simplifying, intentional living or minimalism blog post topic you’d like to see covered in future posts, let me know! Leave a comment on this post or send me an email at melissa@simplelionheartlife.com

I want to write about whatever would be most helpful for you!

Thank you for your support!

And lastly, to wrap up this round-up of the most popular decluttering and minimalism blog posts, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support.

I feel incredibly grateful to be able to share my love of simplifying in a way that fulfills me and allows me to help other people in the process. Being able to write this blog as my job has exceeded my wildest dreams when I first came up with the idea. And it is something I am so thankful for.

Thank you for reading, commenting, subscribing, sharing my posts or buying my course. None of this would be possible without you and I am forever grateful for you, my readers.

Melissa

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