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Minimalist Lifestyle: Living With Someone Who Is Not A Minimalist

Living Together Dating A Minimalist: Your shared spaces are the trickiest areas. You may feel tempted to fill these with items to make the space feel warm and inviting, but your partner may prefer empty walls. Best advice here? Compromise. Ideas include: Select just one wall for wall decorations Limit knick-knacks…

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A letter to my younger self. STOP SPENDING!

You know how it is – hindsight is 20/20. Of course it is! If we knew what the future would hold for us we probably would make different decisions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. BUT I’m hoping by writing this letter to “my” younger self, it will help those just…

No Longer Minimalist? Fallen Off The Bandwagon

Why hello, old friends. It’s been way too long since I’ve last written. Six months – yeesh. I have a confession to make – I haven’t been feeling very minimalist lately. I’ve unfortunately fallen back into old habits of splurging and purchasing, slowly filling up the empty rooms in my…

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Minimalism helps eliminate the throw away mentality.

Was chatting with my brother today and he was talking about the trouble he and his wife are having with their dishwasher. They purchased a mid-level dishwasher – not the most expensive but not the cheapest either 2 years ago from Lowes.  It has stopped working.  ONLY 2 YEARS OLD!…

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…

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!…

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…

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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….

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Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful.

There is quite a lot going on right now in the world.  Even if you are like me and try not to let the disturbing news affect you, some days it can be tough. I try to keep updated with a general overview of world events but other days, I…