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When Life Gives You Lemons, Don’t Let Them Clutter Up Your House

We’ve all heard the popular quote: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This popular bit of advice is all about making the best of a not-so-great situation. It’s great advice to battle that sense of helplessness we feel when life doesn’t go our way. …

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Digital Dependence

I’ve been without Internet for the past five days. I would love to be able to say that I decided to take a digital sabbatical as a way to refresh myself. Unfortunately, due to storms and the joys of finicky technology, I was forced to …

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Go Hard Core with a Clean Slate Room Declutter

by Faith Janes “The only thing constant in life is change” – François de la Rochefoucauld Things are changing here on the home front. Our not-so-little combined household of 10 has decided against making renovations on the house. There’s not a lot of money floating …

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How to Create Your Bedroom Oasis – Minimalist at Home

by Faith Janes The state of your bedroom will deeply impact your last thought of every day and your first feeling of every morning. If you are surrounded by clutter, you will feel unsettled while a clear space facilitates calmness. I love my big family, …

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Minimalist Mailbag: Traveling Light with Kids – Minimalist at Home

I always love getting comments and questions from the reader’s here because it helps us all grow. If you’d like to send an email to the Minimalist Mailbag, visit the contact page. Question: What tips or suggestions do you have on traveling/packing light especially when …

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The Art of Starting Your Morning Slowly

I am not a morning person. Never have been. Never will be. I’m convinced the person who invented the snooze button wasn’t a morning person either. Unfortunately, when you have a family that depends on you, there’s just no way to avoid dealing with mornings. …

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36 Ideas for Minimalist Christmas Gifts – Minimalist at Home

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 …

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How to Minimize Your Child’s Wardrobe

It’s about that time here in Georgia. The humidity is finally giving us a break and fall is in the air. Along with the change in seasons comes the time to switch out the summer clothes to make way for some warmer ones. It’s always …

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A Bathroom a Minimalist Can Love

Today’s target is the bathroom. It’s amazing how much clutter can hide in even the smallest of bathrooms. My husband and I are currently sharing a bathroom with our three kids and my grandmother. The mess can really pile up when that many people are …

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How to Simplify a Not So Simple Life

“Pick two things and do them well.” Those wise words are from my mother. She always taught me when life feels out of control to pick just a couple things to focus on. Some days those two things might be dinner and laundry. Some days …

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