It is already that time of year when many of us start – or at least start to THINK about Spring cleaning. One of the best things that minimalism has done for me is decrease the amount of time that it takes to maintain my house no matter what season it is. So for me, [...]
I recently walked around the house picking up random socks, dishes, and other odds and ends that have found temporary residence on the floor or tables and I noticed a trend in my home: there are certain spots within my house that always seem to accumulate clutter. Let’s call these spots clutter “hot spots.” They [...]
One of the best things that came along with my minimalist lifestyle? My stress level decreased! If you would have told me that minimalism would help me decrease the stress in my life I would have looked at you like you were crazy but I am beyond grateful for my daughter introducing this lifestyle to [...]
Hello. My name is Denise and I’m a minimalist. My husband, Len, is not. Many people ask how we can have a happy marriage with one of us a minimalist and the other not. We will be married 30 years this year and that question is a very a good question so I thought it [...]
Our Minimalist Decor series features a different room, posted once a month. Today we’re focusing on guest rooms. These spaces are meant for our visitors, but often times they become cluttered with our belongings; it’s not uncommon these rooms are used for storage. Part ten features several gorgeous guest rooms that really do feel like [...]
Have you been simplifying your life and enjoying your new minimalist lifestyle? Have you decided it is now time to take a step away from driving to work every day and start your own business but not sure where to start? First let me tell you good for you!!! Becoming self employed was the best [...]
I recently spoke to Melissa, a resident of Washington who lives in a tiny house. Her small home is less than 250 sq ft, and she’s fortunate enough to be able to travel the country with her two dogs. Melissa and I spoke via Skype video, and I’ve compiled her answers below.
So, tell us [...]
In the past 7 years I have moved a total of 10 times. I’ve lived in a house that was 2000 sq. ft. and a studio apartment that was 500 sq. ft. To this day, my all-time favorite place to live was that studio apartment. If given the opportunity to live in a small home [...]
We’ll be releasing three new minimalist living books soon! And by soon I mean over the course of the year. :) In 2013 we spent a good chunk of the time gathering information, putting our experiences to paper, and pulling out the pieces we felt would be helpful for those looking to start their own journey. [...]
Not too long ago, I stumbled upon what is known as “Capsule Hotels” in Japan and just had to share. I briefly touched on this topic in the post Asian Culture and Minimalism, and I wanted to dive just a bit deeper.
These Capsule Hotels have become so popular, they can now be [...]