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Spring Cleaning Minimalist Style

NOTE:  This essay was originally published April 1, 2015 but it is actually fitting no matter what time of year it is. Enjoy! Wow! April 1st.  Can you believe it’s April Fool’s Day?  This year is flying by – at least it is for me. Many of us think of…

[Printable] Minimalist Living Mantras

I find that when I have something in front of me it’s a constant reminder and helps me focus on my goals. Here’s a quick printable of some of our favorite minimalist living mantras we’ve featured on the blog to help you during your journey. If you’re feeling stuck or…

INTERVIEW: Living in a Tiny House

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…

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…

Minimalist Living Day to Day

Everyday I wake up, brush my teeth, get dressed, and head out for the day… just like you. My day-to-day routine is likely no different than yours, nor is it much different than what it was just a few years ago. The biggest difference is the amount of stuff I…

What Is Minimalism? One Person’s Definition of Minimalism

What is minimalism?  Minimalism means different things to different people.  One thing that I keep seeing almost suggests that minimalism is living without anything or at least being on the lower side of income earners.  Minimalism is NOT poverty. What minimalism means to me – a 51 year old woman…

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A Minimalists Office – How to Declutter Your Office

How to Declutter Your Office What are some of your most used rooms? Chances are you listed off your bedroom, bathroom, and maybe your kitchen or living room. But what about your office? Chances are you spent several hours a day in this space, especially if you work from home….

Minimalism: Cleaning Your Life

There’s still plenty left for me to do in my home to prepare for my new life in minimalism. I still have the hardest rooms left to tackle, my bedroom included. The rooms that carry the most memories and items. But during this process came another one, the process of…