A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 […]

The Psychological Security of Stuff

I can always count on my kids to teach me important lessons. Tonight I learned a lesson from my two-year-old daughter on how holding on to stuff makes us feel secure. When I started my journey to minimalism, one of the first areas I decluttered was my daughter’s room. She had so many toys that […]

Minimalist Target: Kitchen Clutter

Clearing out a kitchen is a big job. There are so many areas of a kitchen to focus on that it can be instantly overwhelming. Breaking it into smaller more manageable pieces is definitely the way to go. Today’s target is the kitchen clutter found in your drawers or in those nifty decorative containers that […]

Setting the Course

As a stay-at-home mom, I feel that it’s my job to set the course for how our home functions. I don’t see it as old-fashioned to believe that my responsibilities include meal planning, keeping everyone clothed in something clean, and managing the mess around the house.  Managing the mess has been the most overwhelming part […]