A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Recovering from Post-Holiday Clutter

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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 […]

How to Have a Minimalist Family Christmas

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When I began my journey into minimalism, dealing with Christmas, the gift giving and receiving, and the crazy holiday schedule was really hard for me. Making the decision to declutter wasn’t hard. Once I realized our quest to accumulate was actually stealing our family time from us, I had no problem getting rid of clutter. […]

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 […]

Making Progress Not Excuses

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I am an expert procrastinator. It was a skill I picked up when I was young and then honed it to perfection at college. After all, if I can continue to make good grades by procrastinating then why should I do anything differently? I have learned that procrastination does not truly serve you in the real world.

Taking action and making progress is what brings us closer to our goals. Whether our desires are for a decluttered home or finishing a book.

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 […]