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.
Part of my Father’s Day gift was a fantastic dinner cooked by my boys. They really did a great job. They also created a huge mess in the kitchen.
My family gave me a Father’s Day gift of sleeping in today, so I used the time to catch up on some reading. An article (Polishing Perfect) on Seth Godin’s blog really made me thing about some things. Well…most of…
Getting the family on board
I’ve noticed that a lot of the minimalists online are single or have young children. I guess that may be an indication that moving to this new lifestyle will be more difficult for someone like me: happily married with two…