A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 your days will hold because your schedule is already planned out […]

Minimalism, Mind Reading, and Looking for Feedback

Communication….it’s the foundation of all good relationships. It sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget. I often find myself getting wrapped up in my own thoughts, deciding my own game plan for life, and I forget to run things by anyone else. If you’re married, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about here. […]

11 Steps to Banish Email Clutter

Editor Note: This is a guest post from Tanja Hoagland from Minimalist Packrat.

Is opening your email like heading into a digital clutter war zone? Do you cringe at the mountain of messages in your inbox? I know the feeling! But recently I tamed the wild email clutter beast. You can too with these easy steps. Note: I use Google Gmail now. They’ve got armor plated spam technology and powerful mail sorting features. Can you believe it’s free?

Here are 11 simple tips to clear your inbox:

I Am Considering Closing My Blog

Well, the post title sums it up pretty well. You may have noticed that I didn’t post here at all last week. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, sulking, and pondering lately about all the things I spend my time on. One of the things I’m evaluating is this blog.

Minimalist Christmas Decorating

Minimalist Christmas decorating . . . doesn’t sound possible does it? I must insert a disclaimer here. I am not the artsy type of minimalist that only enjoys the color white, large empty spaces, and a maximum of three pieces of furniture per room. So far we have our Christmas tree decorated and my sister […]