A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

Blessed by Clutter

I’m reposting this in honor of Thanksgiving Day today. Whether you’re celebrating this holiday today or not, take a moment to look around you and count your blessings. Have an awesome day! Today I’m thankful for my mess. I’m thankful for my distractions and I’m grateful for my crowded house. I’m thankful because I’ve been […]

Minimalist Mailbag: Traveling Light with Kids

I always love getting comments and questions from the reader’s here because it helps us all grow. If you’d like to send an email to the Minimalist Mailbag, visit the contact page. Question: What tips or suggestions do you have on traveling/packing light especially when you have a baby. We’re going on a road trip […]

How to Have a Minimalist Family Christmas

When I began my journey into minimalism, dealing with Christmas, the gift giving and receiving, and the crazy holiday schedule was really hard for me. Making the decision to declutter wasn’t hard. Once I realized our quest to accumulate was actually stealing our family time from us, I had no problem getting rid of clutter. […]

When Life Gives You Lemons, Don’t Let Them Clutter Up Your House

We’ve all heard the popular quote: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This popular bit of advice is all about making the best of a not-so-great situation. It’s great advice to battle that sense of helplessness we feel when life doesn’t go our way. Chaos Leads to Clutter It happens to the best of […]