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Faith Janes, Author at Minimalist at Home - Page 2 of 31
A Simple Approach to Living With Less

6 Simple Steps to Wake Up Your Life

Our hectic schedules have a numbing effect on our lives. We wander around from one obligation to the next with barely a moment to pause and consider where we are headed. Whenever I feel like I’m sleepwalking through life, I know it’s time to step back and get a wake up call. As I wrote […]

The Secret to Clearing Hidden Clutter: From Baskets to Basements

Thanks to a world of storage units, bigger houses, and Rubbermaid we are no longer forced to deal with our clutter. We have countless options for storing it and holding onto it for years and years to come. You can organize it into color coded bins, baskets, and well packed boxes but it’s still clutter. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Live a Life Beyond the Box!

So many times in life, we limit ourselves. We put limits on our dreams, on our abilities, and our identities. We often explain it away by making excuses for our boxed-in lives. We claim it’s due to our circumstances that our beyond our control:

* If only I had a better paying job, I wouldn’t be in so much debt.
* If I had more free time, I could write that book I always wanted to write.
* I wish I was in better shape, but I just can’t lose weight.
* My house is so cluttered, but I don’t know where to put everything.

I’m guilty of saying all those things myself. Maybe you have too.