A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

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It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

How to Revive Your Minimalist Mojo

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When I began my journey to minimalism two years ago, I thought it would be easy. It felt so great to watch the wide eyes of the Goodwill workers as we carried in yet another load of our belongings. I loved feeling lighter and lighter as our rooms and closets all cleared out. I was […]

Getting Back on Track to Living With Less

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- 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 […]

The Ferris Wheel of Clutter Just Ain’t Fun

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Ahh, the ferris wheel. The classic entertainment venue of fairgrounds everywhere. On the first ride to the top it’s great fun to look around and see how far you’ve come. The second trip up is still new enough to keep up the excitement, but not quite as momentous. By the fifth or sixth time around […]

Letting Go of Your Not-So-Favorite Clutter

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I was rocking my three year old daughter yesterday afternoon. We were singing and snuggling. As she hugged me as hard as she could, she looked up at me and said: “Mama, I love you sometimes.” I couldn’t help myself and just starting laughing. As the youngest in a household of 10, she often chooses […]