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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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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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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How to Shop Your Closet for A New Outfit

How to shop your closet for a new outfit

Guest post by Elysha Lenkin Personal stylist, Elysha, is here sharing a great post about how to shop your closet for new outfit options. Learning to shop your closet is the perfect way to keep your wardrobe versatile and fresh. If you are looking to switch up your outfit options, without adding a bunch of new clothes to your wardrobe, Elysha’s post is just what you need! Elysha is a holistic stylist, meaning she helps people live well and look great while doing so. She’s put together a fantastic post to help you shop your closet for new outfit options. […]

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

51+ simple date night ideas to prioritize quality time with your partner

Guest post by Sheila Price I’m excited to share a guest post written by my friend and fellow minimalist, Sheila of Practigal Blog. Sheila writes about simplifying your life so you can prioritize what matters most to you. Sheila’s blog is full of so many great posts, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Today, Sheila is sharing an awesome list of simple date night ideas, including ideas for going out or staying in! Sheila’s post is a great reminder that date nights and quality time spent with your partner don’t have to be complicated, expensive or difficult. Her suggestions for simple […]

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10 Most Popular Minimalism & Simple Living Posts of 2017

10 most popular minimalism & simple living posts of 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over and the new year is quickly approaching. I always love starting a new year. It feels like a fresh start, a blank slate, like anything could happen! As the year comes to a close, and the first anniversary of my little blog is approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a round-up of my 10 most popular minimalism & simple living posts from 2017. It all started one year ago On December 31, 2016, I bought the domain for this little blog of mine and began building my site. I […]

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