Weird and Quirky Cleaning Habits From A Minimalist

It’s time we got personal. Over the weekend I did some cleaning and realized I have some unusual cleaning habits. What better way to embarrass myself than by spilling my “dirty laundry” with everyone. Here are three of my cleaning methods that others may find weird (but hey! They work…

Tiny House Segment: Another New Tiny House TV Show

It seems there is a TV show for just about every interest. Food, wilderness, interior design, fishing, hunting, etc. Previously I gave a review on a TV show that was new on the block: Tiny House Nation is all about families that downsize from large family homes to tiny homes. Today,…

Monday Minimalist Inspiration: 12 of our Favorite Images!

Today is just a quick post to share some of our favorite inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. Need a reminder just WHY downsizing, decluttering, and deowning is so important? Perhaps these quotes will help. Need the motivation to start? Read a few of these. Feel free to share, “pin”, and whatever else! Enjoy!…

Decluttering Tips For Our Most Cluttered Spaces

Here are 7 decluttering tips for some of our most cluttered spaces! Cluttered cabinets? Take the doors off the cabinets. You’re less likely to overstuff those cabinets if the contents are visible. There’s plenty of options here. You can remove the doors and organize the contents, you can opt for…

Happy New Year! Minimalism Is Simple – 2014: Recap

Another year has come and gone. Whew! It has certainly been a rollercoaster of cluttering and decluttering throughout the year, and figuring out tips and tricks to help others. 2014 was our strongest year yet, and here’s why: In 2014, the MIS blog… broke 1/2 a million views! In 2014, the…

Live A Minimalist Lifestyle Without Feeling Deprived MinimalismIsSimple.com

Minimalist Lifestyle Choices – Don’t Deprive Yourself

I keep starting this post and then stopping. The topic of “depriving” yourself when you’re downsizing and simplifying is a difficult one to address. At what point is it considered “depriving yourself”? I find myself wanting to tell you to “go for it!” if you find something you love, but…

Celebrating 1 Year and 500 Sales – Minimalism Is Simple 30 Day Challenge Ebook!

That’s right! It’s been ONE YEAR since the MIS 30 Day Challenge Ebook was officially published! To celebrate, we’re giving you an excerpt from the book today to help you during the crazy holiday season. Enjoy! And don’t forget to snag your copy of the Ebook if you haven’t already….

Minimalist Decor: Organizing Craft Rooms

We know! We’ve been a bit scarce in updating our minimalist decor category. No worries though, today we have a new installment of the Minimalist Decor series – organizing craft rooms!!  Our Minimalist Decor series features a different room, posted once a month. Today we’re focusing on craft rooms!! Craft rooms (or…

Tiny Segment: Interview with Ron & Sue – Life In A Tiny Shiny Mansion

Today’s interview is with the duo Ron & Sue Corl and their life in the Shiny Tiny Mansion. Read on to learn more! Aly: What is your sq. ft.? Ron & Sue (R&S): It’s funny, but back in 2006 when I was finishing up building the house, I calculated from my “pencil plans” that we…

[Video] Adventures With Minimalism & Happiness

TedxTalks always has great presentations, but this one may be one of my favorites. “Since graduating from UofM, creative Marty has been living life as a filmmaker and traveler. His short films, music videos and commercials have taken him all over the world.” In this video, Marty shares how living…