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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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 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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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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