The Top Ten Most Popular Simplifying and Decluttering Posts

The Top 10 Most Popular Simplifying & Minimalism Posts

Today’s post is a quick round-up of the top ten most popular simplifying and decluttering posts this year!

I love reflecting back at the end of the year. It’s a great time to reflect on the ways you grew, the challenges you faced, the things you overcame, the wins you celebrated, etc.

And one of my favourite ways to look back on my business and this blog is to see what you, the readers, connected with most!

I always find it so interesting to see which posts were most popular, which posts weren’t so popular, which posts were easily accepted and which seemed to ruffle a few feathers!

Not only does this reflection help me see what readers are most interested in and how I can best serve them moving forward. But it also helps me feel more connected to my readers.

It’s an opportunity to get to know you a little more by seeing what you enjoyed reading most!

Rounding up the most popular simplifying and decluttering posts

My hope in sharing this list of the most popular simplifying and decluttering posts is that it will be a resource for you.

A place where you can be reminded of and revisit posts that spoke to you or were helpful for you.

And a place where you can discover posts you may not have read yet.

Rounding all the most popular simplifying and decluttering posts on the blog up in one place gives you a great place to come back to whenever you need a little boost of inspiration, motivation or encouragement!

You can also check out previous year’s roundups of the most popular posts for even more inspiration and encouragement!

Check them out here:

2017: 10 Most Popular Minimalism & Simple Living Posts of 2017
2018: Top 10 Most Popular Simple Living Posts: A Year in Review
2019: The Most Popular Decluttering & Minimalism Blog Posts of the Year

Top 10 most popular simplifying and decluttering posts

With that said, lets get to it!

Here are the ten most popular posts on the blog this year. Starting from 10 and counting down to the most popular post of the year!

10. The Best Trick to Purge Your Closet + 6 Questions to Help You Purge

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If you’re looking to declutter and simplify your wardrobe, be sure to check out this post.

In it, you’ll find my number one trick that helped me drastically simplify my wardrobe. And in the process create a smaller wardrobe filled only with clothes I love and feel great wearing.

This one small change to the way I approached decluttering my clothes made all the difference for me!

You’ll also find 6 key questions to ask yourself as you’re decluttering your wardrobe to help you easily decide what to keep and what to get rid of.

Read the post here: The Best Trick to Purge Your Closet + 6 Questions to Help You Purge

9. 51+ Simple Date Night Ideas to Prioritize Quality Time with Your Partner

51+ simple date night ideas to prioritize quality time with your partner
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This is a guest post written by my friend and fellow simple living enthusiast, Sheila of Practigal Blog.

In it, Sheila shares an awesome list of simple date night ideas. Including ideas for going out or staying in!

I know life looks different for many of us right now. And finding ways to connect with your partner is more important than ever. It may take a little creativity, but there are still plenty of ways to make date nights happen no matter what’s going on in the world.

And this post is a great place to start to think of creative date night ideas!

Sheila reminds us all that date nights don’t have to be complicated, expensive or even involve leaving the house!

Instead, she offers a great list of ways to connect with your partner and make date nights happen no matter what your schedule, budget or the state of the world allows!

Read the post here: 51+ Simple Date Night Ideas to Prioritize Quality Time with Your Partner

8. Minimalism and Hygge: How to Get Cozy Without the Clutter

Minimalism and Hygge: how to get cozy without the clutter
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Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a popular Danish concept. Although there’s no direct English translation, Hygge is best described as a mindset and way of living focusing on slowing down, enjoying the moment, being present and finding contentment in everyday moments.

In this post, you’ll take a deep dive into the concepts of minimalism and Hygge. Discussing how they not only fit together but also compliment each other in many ways.

Including how you can embrace the concept of Hygge and create some coziness, while still keeping your home and your life simplified and clutter-free!

Read the post here: Minimalism and Hygge: How to Get Cozy Without the Clutter

7. How to Downsize Your Wardrobe & Declutter Clothes

How to downsize your wardrobe & declutter clothes
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This post gives you a simple, step by step guide to downsize your wardrobe and declutter your clothes. Including plenty of tips to make the process easier and more efficient.

If you’re feeling nervous, overwhelmed or just don’t know where to start when it comes to decluttering your clothes and simplifying your wardrobe, this post is for you!

This post gives you everything you need to get rid of the clutter in your closet, and create a simplified, clutter-free wardrobe you look and feel great in.

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

6. 25 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

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.

This post is one of my favourite posts on the blog, filled with some of the quotes I’ve collected over the years. Including the ones that have been most inspiring to help me declutter and simplify.

As a bonus, in the post, you’ll find an image for each of the quotes. Use them any way you’d like to. Pin them to Pinterest, save them as your phone background, print them out and hang them up.

However they can help you continue finding inspiration, motivation and encouragement towards simplifying and decluttering your home and your life!

Read the post here: 25 Simple Living Quotes to Inspire you to Declutter & Simplify your Life!

5. Why Highly Sensitive People Need Minimalism

Why Highly Sensitive People need minimalism
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Learning I am a Highly Sensitive Person has been life changing for me. I had no idea all the things I used to think of a “quirks” and often felt embarrassed about, are actually common character traits of Highly Sensitive People.

And judging by the number of relieved and grateful emails, comments and messages I still get in response to this post, others have felt the same life changing feelings learning they are Highly Sensitive as well.

Understanding what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person has given me the knowledge and tools to cope and thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person.

And simplifying our home and our lives and embracing minimalism has been a very important part of that journey. So much so, that I feel minimalism can benefit anyone who identifies as a Highly Sensitive Person.

Check out this post to see if you might be a Highly Sensitive Person too. And how simplifying, decluttering and minimalism can play such an important role for Highly Sensitive People.

Read the post here: Why Highly Sensitive People Need Minimalism

4. 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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One of the keys to learning how to declutter efficiently and be able to get rid of stuff is first understanding why decluttering feels hard to begin with!

There are many reasons why decluttering can feel 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!

In this post, you’ll get to the root of 11 common reasons why decluttering can be hard.

Then learn practical strategies you can use to overcome these common decluttering hurdles and start getting rid of stuff with confidence and clarity!

Read the post here: How to Get Rid of Stuff: 11 reasons why it’s hard to declutter & what to do about it

3. Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering

Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering
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This post goes over some decluttering “rules” you can 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 guaranteed to work for everybody, all the time. 

BUT! I do believe there are some general things you can do (and avoid doing!) to make the whole process of decluttering your house quicker, easier and a lot less frustrating. Simply by avoiding some common decluttering mistakes and roadblocks.

Use these rules to clear the clutter and start enjoying the benefits of a simplified, clutter-free home faster and easier!

Read the post here: Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering

2. 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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Decluttering clothes seems to be one of the more challenging areas to declutter for many people (myself included!).

But I also know that simplifying my wardrobe has been hands down one of my favourite simplifying projects to date! Improving my life in many different ways.

While decluttering clothes hasn’t always been easy for me, I have learned a lot of tips and tricks that make simplifying my wardrobe so much easier over the years.

And in this post, I’m sharing all of my best and favourite tips and tricks I use to make simplifying my wardrobe faster, easier and less painful!

These tips and tricks make it easy to decide what deserves a place in your closet, and what is just adding clutter.

If you want to learn how to be more ruthless when decluttering clothes, these 11 tips and tricks will help. Use them to help downsize your wardrobe, get rid of the clutter and enjoy the benefits of a simplified wardrobe!

Read the post here: Decluttering Clothes: 11 tips to make clearing out your closet easier

1. 12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don’t Wear & How to Move Past Them

12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don't Wear & How to Move Past Them
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This is an updated version of one of my all-time most popular blog posts.

If you’re one of my original readers, you might remember this post from way back in March 2017. My blog was just a baby then – only a few months old! Where has the time gone?!

It’s been a popular post right from the beginning. And I think it’s because holding onto clothes, even if you’re not wearing or loving them, is such a common problem so many of us face. I know I did!

Although my simplified wardrobe is one of my favourite decluttering projects to date, letting go of clothes didn’t come easily for me at first.

However, I found it became so much easier to let go once I figured out why I was holding on. And that’s what this post will help you do too.

There are many reasons why getting rid of clothes can be difficult. But the good news is, a lot of the time it’s a few common reasons holding you back and keeping you holding on.

This post helps you get to the root of why you’re holding onto the clothes you aren’t wearing or loving.

You’ll learn 12 of the most common reasons people hold onto clothes they don’t wear or love. And what you can do to work through and move past what’s making it difficult to let go.

All so you can clear the clutter from your closet and create a wardrobe you love that makes getting dressed stress-free and easy!

Read the post here: 12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don’t Wear & How to Move Past Them

This year’s most popular simplifying & decluttering posts

I hope you enjoy this round up of the most popular simplifying and decluttering posts on the blog this year.

Remember to bookmark this page or save it to Pinterest so you can come back to it any time you need an extra boost of decluttering motivation and inspiration!

I’d love to hear what your favourite post from Simple Lionheart Life is! Is it on this list? Leave a comment and let me know your favourite!

The Top 10 Most Popular Simplifying & Minimalism Posts
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2 Comments

  1. Hi Melissa,
    My favourite post in 2020 was the «daily uniform». I enjoy reading all your posts and they have helped me so much in simplifying all areas in my life (clothes, home, cooking, entertaining, relationships). All the best to you and your family in 2021❣️

    1. Thank you so much Denise! I’m so happy to hear that! I love the idea of a daily uniform, so that was a really fun post to write and share! Thank you for reading and for your support. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the New Year too!

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