A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Clean It Up…or…Clean It Out

One of my major motivations for choosing minimalism was the realization that I spend a lot of my time cleaning up the same messes over and over again. I see the same toys on the floor, the same catalogs no one is looking at, the same drink coasters that no one uses, and the same […]

Contentment, Resentment, and Yearning for More

Minimalism hasn’t saved me from being discontent. There are still things I want in life. However, the things that I want have drastically changed.

There are very few possessions that I want anymore. In fact, there are still things that I own that I don’t even want to keep, yet I struggle what to do with them.

So why do I still struggle with being content?

Crafts and Hobbies: Maximum Creativity with Minimal Mess

I received several requests to talk about what to do with craft clutter around the house. I am a fellow crafter so I understand the desire to have all kinds of crafts supplies just waiting for my creativity to strike. The difficult balance seems to be maintaining a minimal mess while encouraging maximum creativity.

ASK THE READERS: What is your favorite low-cost, low-maintenance family vacation location?

I’m changing things up a bit today and asking for your input on: Family Vacations

I took a few minutes and did some Googling (yep, totally a word) in an effort to find some family vacation ideas. I learned in about 2.2 seconds that the family vacation ideas that pop up in Google are for big spenders that like to Go, Go, GO for the entire trip.

I just want to a vacation that doesn’t cost an entire month’s paycheck for a week of vacation, have something fun that my kids can do, and provide lots and lots of relaxation for mom and dad.

Go Hard Core with a Clean Slate Room Declutter

“The only thing constant in life is change” – François de la Rochefoucauld Things are changing here on the home front. Our not-so-little combined household of 10 has decided against making renovations on the house. There’s not a lot of money floating around for home renovations right now, plus we came to a decision as […]