11 Unexpected Benefits of Simplifying Your Home & Life

11 unexpected benefits of simplifying your home & life - Simple Lionheart Life

I think most of us can agree that there are many benefits of simplifying and decluttering our homes. Today I want to talk about some of the more unexpected benefits of simplifying. We expect more time and space When we start decluttering our homes, there are some benefits of decluttering that we expect and anticipate. For example, we expect to add more time and space to our lives when we clear the clutter. Clearing the clutter means we have more space in our homes, simply because there’s less stuff. It means we have more time because we aren’t spending so […]

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12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don’t Wear and How to Move Past Them

12 Reasons We Keep Clothes We Don't Wear & How to Move Past Them

This post is all about the common reasons we keep clothes we don’t wear or love. And how to move past these common challenges to simplify and declutter your wardrobe. Many of us (myself included!) sometimes struggle to let go of clothes, even those we know we no longer love or wear. And in noticing this, I realized there are some common reasons why we keep clothes we don’t wear anymore. Common stumbling blocks that are easy to get tripped up on when trying to purge your closet. And these common reasons that make it difficult to let go of […]

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Decluttering List: 100+ things to get rid of to simplify your home!

Decluttering List: 100+ things to get rid of to simplify your home

Today I’m sharing an awesome decluttering list of more than 100 things to declutter from your home to simplify your home and your life! When you’re decluttering, sometimes getting started can be one of the hardest parts. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in your home. Or overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead to declutter your whole house. Or maybe, you just don’t know where to start, so you keep putting it off. These are all very common roadblocks when you’re decluttering. But the easiest way to get around them is to find an easy way […]

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Preventing Clutter Creep: How to Stay Clutter-Free for Good!

Preventing Clutter Creep: how to stay clutter-free for good!

Today’s post is all about clutter creep. What it is and how to prevent it to keep your home clutter-free for good! What is clutter creep? Has this ever happened to you? You declutter and organize a space, let’s say your bathroom drawers. They look awesome, function beautifully and make you happy every time you open them. But over time things get added and find their way into the space. Maybe you buy a few new products to try. Or you start using a new tube of mascara but don’t throw out the old one. Or maybe one day you’re […]

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Life with Less: 5 Valuable Lessons from Simplifying

Life with Less: 5 valuable lessons from simplifying

I have been working to declutter and simplify my home and my life and embrace a minimalist lifestyle for well over 7 years. The longer I embrace a simpler life, the more I learn from simplifying and the power a life with less can have. In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 lessons I’ve learned from a life with less, and more about what simplifying and minimalism are teaching me. 1. Physical clutter = mental clutter One of the biggest lessons simplifying has taught me is that the physical clutter in your home translates into mental clutter quickly and easily. When […]

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Declutter Your Home: What to Do with the Stuff You’re Decluttering

Declutter Your Home - what to do with the stuff you're decluttering

Often when you’re decluttering your home, you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what to keep and what to get rid of. But don’t always think about what you’re going to do with the stuff you’re getting rid of until you’re faced with a big pile of stuff you’re decluttering, and no idea what to do with it! In fact, dealing with the stuff you’re decluttering can be one of the biggest roadblocks to achieving your decluttering goals. If you don’t have a plan for what you’ll do with the stuff you’re getting rid of, it can […]

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How to Declutter When You Have No Time to Declutter!

How to declutter when you have no time to declutter!

One of the biggest struggles for many people trying to declutter is simply having no time to declutter! In today’s post, I’m sharing 8 tips to help you figure out how to declutter and simplify your home, even when you feel like you have absolutely no time to declutter. Does decluttering feel like one more thing on your never-ending to-do list? Does this sound like you? You feel completely overwhelmed just trying to keep up with everything you need to do on a daily basis. Between meals to cook, chores to do, work, extracurricular activities, time for friends and family, […]

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What is Minimalism? Plus 8 Things it’s NOT

What is Minimalism? Plus 8 Things it's NOT

Minimalism is a concept that has been gaining popularity lately. And for good reason! There are many benefits of living with less. But there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about what a minimalist lifestyle is exactly, and what it’s not. In today’s post, I want to address what is minimalism, plus 8 things a simple minimalist lifestyle is not as well. Minimalism is one of those concepts, much like simple living where it can mean different things to different people. And that’s ok. Minimalism is something that should be personal and unique to the person living it. There is […]

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Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering

Decluttering Rules: 15 things NOT to do when decluttering

I definitely don’t believe there are any hard and fast decluttering rules that are guaranteed to work for everybody, all the time. But I do believe there are some things you can do, or avoid doing, to make the whole process of decluttering your home easier and less painful. In today’s post, I’m sharing 15 “decluttering rules” or guidelines I’ve found helpful to follow while decluttering our home. Following these decluttering rules can help you declutter faster, easier and more effectively. Breaking these decluttering rules often makes decluttering harder, take longer and be more frustrating. Use these decluttering rules to […]

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Simplify Your Life: Why You Need to Declutter Your Hidden Clutter Spots

Simplify Your Life: why you need to declutter your hidden clutter spots

When you’re working to declutter your home and simplify your life, it’s important to tackle both the visible clutter you see every day, as well as the clutter that’s hidden from sight. Sometimes it’s easy to shove “stuff” away in a closet, a cupboard, a room, etc., close the door and forget about it. And just try to pretend it’s not there anymore! But the saying “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t really apply to clutter and the “stuff” that fills your home. Even if you can’t see it, it’s still there negatively affecting your life. Do you have […]

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