A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 […]

In Search of More Time

For me, the most important benefit born out of minimalism is TIME. Less time spent on the things that aren’t important and more time for the things that really matter. Less of this: Less things to clean Less clutter to put away Less running around to children’s activities Less shopping Less fussing at the kids […]

Stuff is Not Important

I watched this video clip today and was struck by one of the evacuee’s statements: “You learn what is valuable in life, and it isn’t the stuff,” she said. Fire. Disaster. Hurricanes. Sickness. Chaos and devastation surround us. It’s during times like this that we are reminded how little value our possessions hold and true […]

Backtracking to Simplicity

How do you return to a simple life when you’re finally tired of living in excess? For many, it is a difficult task to reverse the effects of over consumption and a chaotic lifestyle. In a perfect world, we would never fail prey to a lifestyle of living beyond our means or making poor decisions […]

Getting Back on Track to Living With Less

– Where did all this mess come from?! Didn’t I just go through all this stuff? It happened again. The clutter in our house has reached the point where it cannot be ignored. I admit it. I’ve desperately been trying to ignore it. Well…actually I think it would be more accurate to say I’ve been […]