A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Simple Giving: Bloggers Without Borders

Tragedy pops up so unexpectedly. When it happens it’s hard to know how to help or how we can make a difference. It’s easy to feel like our efforts are insignificant or pointless. Sometimes we might even feel like our help is unwanted. But there’s no denying it . . . people are hurting and they need help.

Donate to Bloggers without Borders!Bloggers Without Borders is an awesome new charity. Basically it’s bloggers helping to raise money for other bloggers and their families in need.

Motivators for Minimizing a Monstrous Mess

I’ll be honest. I get tired of decluttering. In order to motivate myself, I decided to make a list of all the things I’ll be able to do once this unpleasant decluttering task is complete. If you have an area that you’ve been putting off because it seems so overwhelming, maybe this list will help […]

Progress Does Not Equal Perfection

I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at changing. Next week I’ll turn 34 and while I have many things I want to change about my life, I’m not making the kind of progress I had hoped for.

One of the things I have learned in my almost 34 years of life is:

If nothing changes . . . Nothing changes.

Yep, my life won’t change if I don’t. That kind of truth sort of slaps me in the face.

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 […]

Minimalism, Mind Reading, and Looking for Feedback

Communication….it’s the foundation of all good relationships. It sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget. I often find myself getting wrapped up in my own thoughts, deciding my own game plan for life, and I forget to run things by anyone else. If you’re married, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about here. […]