A Simple Approach to Living With Less

11 Steps to Banish Email Clutter

Editor Note: This is a guest post from Tanja Hoagland from Minimalist Packrat.

Is opening your email like heading into a digital clutter war zone? Do you cringe at the mountain of messages in your inbox? I know the feeling! But recently I tamed the wild email clutter beast. You can too with these easy steps. Note: I use Google Gmail now. They’ve got armor plated spam technology and powerful mail sorting features. Can you believe it’s free?

Here are 11 simple tips to clear your inbox:

Minimalist Christmas Decorating

Minimalist Christmas decorating . . . doesn’t sound possible does it? I must insert a disclaimer here. I am not the artsy type of minimalist that only enjoys the color white, large empty spaces, and a maximum of three pieces of furniture per room. So far we have our Christmas tree decorated and my sister […]

Recovering from Post-Holiday Clutter

Post-holiday clutter can overwhelm and frustrate even the best of our minimalist efforts. We had a great time with family and friends over the Christmas holiday. It was a nice break in routine with lots of baking, visiting, and relaxing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long before the mess starts to overwhelm the house and the […]

Minimalism, Menus, and Saving Money

One of the biggest challenges as a family of 10 is dealing with feeding everyone. For any family, keeping up with menu planning while keeping the money spent on food in check, this can be a big deal. Keeping within the minimalist mindset, we don’t want things to go to waste or spend unnecessarily.

Angry Silverware

Earlier this year my husband, kids, and I moved into my parents home. Most of our kitchen supplies came with us including all of our silverware. My mother’s silverware drawer was already nearing critical mass, but by the magic of those nifty drawer organizers we made room for our set as well. Through the years, […]