Minimalist living motivations
When I started this blog last year, it was with the intention of documenting my efforts to have more with less. I'm still carrying around more stuff than I need, but I'm also still pushing it out of my life...a work in progress. During this process, I've been affected in more ways than just having fewer unnecessary things.
Get rid of your junk with DIY projects
I've been quite busy over the last few months with work—you know, bills and all that—so my Spring cleaning hasn't officially begun. I though I might share something with you to get you thinking about your own Spring cleaning.
Minimalist influences in pop music?
This isn't a music review site, but if you have trouble connecting with your kids through their music choices, maybe these selections can begin to bridge the gap. And if nothing else, they have some thought-provoking messages in them about consumerism and a life focused on things more important than the clothes you wear or what you own.
Maximize your time
I have some specific goals for my gradual shift toward minimalism. They can be summed up with the “live more with less” mantra. Time is something none of us can make more of. We’re only allotted so much of it.…
Beyond practical minimalism: simple living principles
I’ve been writing about my ongoing efforts to get the clutter out of my house for a few months now. It’s been both a gratifying and challenging process, and I’ve learned a lot about myself along the way: I’ve discovered…
Yard sale tips for the aspiring minimalist
I took away a few valuable yard sale tips on the day of the sale. I thought I might share them here with you.
Decluttering starts in your head
When I began the process of decluttering my living space, I learned quickly that the hardest part was the mental game that's played.
A storm before the calm: decluttering your home is a messy process
Decluttering your home is a messy process. You need some space to temporarily store things that are leaving your home. And that space is going to be cluttered. But it's okay...the storm is passing.
But…I might need this! Minimalist living tips for your inner hoarder
Even when you’ve decided to adopt a minimalist lifestyle, stuffitis flares up when it’s time to get rid of things. While cleaning out my shed, I lost count of the times a single thought went through my mind: I might…
Day One: Cleaning up the clutter
After all the talk, all the thinking, all the good intentions, nothing really matters until you actually do something.