A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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.

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 […]

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. […]

Minimalist Target: The Toy Room

Christmas is coming. This year I plan to be more proactive with my planning, purchasing, and purging of junk around here instead of letting it sneak up and overwhelm me like most years. Every year I try to get rid of old, broken, and just generally ignored toys that have accumulated before more toys show […]

Forget Minimalism: When Less is Not More

Sometimes I get tired of thinking about all the things I need to get rid of in my life. It’s a continual battle to evaluate the clutter that makes its way back into the house. I often wonder where it comes from and I admit that it isn’t always fun to keep dealing with it. Minimalism can bring great freedom, but sometimes having less is not a positive thing at all.