A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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, … [Continue reading]

Blowing Bubbles in Your Milk: The Art of Asking Why

Sometimes all it takes to shake up our reality, is to ask the simple question: "Why?" “Don’t blow bubbles in your milk, honey.” “Why, mommy?” “Because it’s bad manners.” “Why?” “Because you just shouldn’t make bubbles with your drink.” “But why?” … [Continue reading]

How to Break Your Child’s Attachment to Stuff

Cluttered rooms. Stuffed closets. Overflowing toy boxes. Games. Gadgets...and more Does that describe your house? It certainly described my house not so long ago. Unfortunately I didn't discover minimalism until my three kids were firmly attached to … [Continue reading]

Busy is Easy. Slowing Down is Hard.

Being busy is familiar. We have become comfortable with the chaos because it’s all we really know. Being busy moves you from one soccer game to the next dance recital with a dozen appointments and meetings in between. You never have to question what … [Continue reading]

Intentions and Motivations

I love this quote by Chris Guillebeau: “The best part of simplicity has nothing to do with how many socks you own; it lies in being clear about your intentions and motivations.” I read it and just breathed a great big sigh of relief. As I sit here at … [Continue reading]