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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 …

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Selling Your Stuff Without Enduring the Torment of a Yard Sale

I detest yard sales. There. I said it. I despise going to them and I despise having them. I know some people do very well at them and I have friends who treat a day of scoping out yard sales like an Olympic event. Sadly, …

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Minimalist motivation: How to stay inspired

If you’re looking to take your first steps towards a minimalist lifestyle, then you’re in the right place. Finding sources of inspiration to stay motivated whilst on your journey is a great idea, and it can be the difference between success and failure. Minimalism isn’t …

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Three Steps to Wanting Less

I grew up wanting a lot more than I had. We lived in a wealthy community and my mother was a single parent of six children. She decided to keep us in that city, despite the difficult social stigma of our situation, because the public …

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The Low Down on Laundry

I have decided that a major reason people join nudist colonies is to avoid doing laundry. I am convinced that in their brochures, the top three reasons for becoming a nudist are: 1) Become closer to nature 2) Release your inner inhibitions 3) No laundry …

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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. Minimalist …

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Your Digital Life is NOT Your Life

My children don’t care how many Twitter followers I have. My husband doesn’t enjoy spending time with me simply because my subscriber count went up or people like my new website. It doesn’t improve their life or increase their love for me. My friends will …

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5 Simple Steps to Being Thankful for the Yucky Stuff – Minimalist at Home

It’s not always easy to be thankful. Life isn’t always pleasant and there’s far too much yucky stuff to deal with in our lives. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be thankful in spite of it. Our family has been dealing with some “yucky stuff” …

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Building a Handicap Accessible Tiny House

I am excited to report that a custom built tiny house will soon be on our joint family property! I have loved the concept of tiny house living for a long time now. From the first video I saw of Jay’s Tumbleweed home, to watching …

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Minimalist Advice for New Moms and Dads

There is so much I would do differently as a new mom. If I had discovered minimalism when my kids were younger, life could have been so much simpler. My oldest is now in middle school and in many ways life is far from simple. …

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