A Simple Approach to Living With Less

36 Ideas for Minimalist Christmas Gifts

I’m sure it’s on your mind. Christmas is coming and we all want it to be a memorable time for our friends and family. It has surprised me how much more energy it takes to plan for gifts that are both meaningful and minimalist. It is much easier to throw another piece of plastic in […]

Clear the Counters & Clear Your Mind

I cannot stand to have cluttered counters. Bathroom counters, kitchen counters, and basically any flat surface in a busy home just seem to magnetically attract things. It is one of the continual battles we fight in this house. If I lived alone I wouldn’t have to worry about such a silly little thing. But since […]

Overcoming the Sentimental Sabotage of Clutter

It’s inevitable really. Somewhere in the process of clearing out the junk that is suffocating your life, you (or someone you live with) will fall victim to sentimental sabotage. You know what I’m talking about. That emotional attachment to stuff that makes it harder to get rid of things. Notice I said harder, not impossible. […]

20 Simple Ways to Save Serious Money by Becoming a Minimalist Family

There are many ways that being a minimalist family can save you money. Saving money isn’t really the main reason for becoming a minimalist, but it is a nice side effect. I’m sure you’ll come up with more ways that minimalism saves you money, but this is a list of ideas to get you started. […]

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. […]