Minimalist Living: Why I Decided To Purchase A Home

One of the biggest things I read about during my “research” into minimalism was the countless number  of folks who were selling their houses to downsize. Then I go and do the complete opposite. I had friends immediately tell me that that seemed counter-productive to the minimalist lifestyle I had…

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How To Declutter Your Kids Room

Declutter Your Kids Room Are you lost in a mound of toys every time you walk into your childs room? Have you ever asked yourself “When did my child accumulate so much stuff?!”? Would you like to reclaim your living room? Then its time to declutter your kids room! This…

Don’t Let Others Sabotage Your Minimalist Lifestyle

Unfortunately, many family and friends just will not understand your minimalist journey – and that’s okay.  They don’t have to understand your journey but be sure they respect it and that you don’t let them sabotage your minimalist lifestyle.  This may sound easier than it actually turns out to be…

Why Clean Up Your Personal Items

As I write this, I am in Ohio. As you may or may not know, my mother-in-law has been suffering from lung cancer. Last week she lost the battle. Even though it is very hard to lose a loved one, we all wanted her to let go so that she…

Minimalist Living With A Non-Minimalist. Oh Boy

I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support to the post about our family member in stage 4 lung cancer.  It is a rough time for our family but the support we received after the post told us that we have a warm, concerned community.  It also told…

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Enjoy a life of minimalism – with pets!

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France We love our pets. They’re furry, cute, cuddly, and loyal. We treasure them and love them, and the bond between us grows every day. But with owning pets comes “stuff.”  Dog beds, toys, medicine,…

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How to Declutter Sentimental Items – Keeping the Memory

This is one of the hardest topics to address when discussing a life of simplicity and minimalism: how to declutter sentimental items. It’s hard because sentimental items tend to be cherished and many do not wish to “abandon” the memories tied to the item. I bring this topic up now…

We’re on Youtube!

You can now find us on Youtube! We’re currently in the works to get some video blogs (vlogs) up for our subscribers! 🙂 The below video is Aly’s official hello and welcome. Denise will have one up shortly. Thanks! For tips on how to begin your decluttering journey, you can…

Minimalist Life with Kids or Pets

Are you wondering if you can truly live a minimalist life with kids? How about with pets?  Absolutely and there is no better time to embark on your new lifestyle than when you are adding to your family particularly children.  In the world we live in, the absolute best thing…