How to Downsize Your Life from Negative People

I am a big fan of decluttering and I will never regret our decision to downsize our house. One area that not many people talk about, but really should be addressed is how to downsize your life from negative people. The people we surround ourselves with have a way of either lifting us up or dragging us down. Just like actual clutter, negative people can make us feel depressed, smothered and anxious. Rather than continue this cycle, and keep yourself feeling stuck, let’s discuss how to downsize your life from negative people.

365 Ways to Live a Better Life in 365 Days. Declutter. Simplify. Live with Purpose.

You can do a lot with a year. Or you can totally waste it. The choice is up to you. As we enter a new year, however, I have decided to make a list to go with each new day. Try new things. Declutter. Simplify. See what works, and ditch what doesn’t. I hope you can take some inspiration from these 365 ways to live a better life in 365 days ideas. Got any extra ones? Feel free to share in the comments!

5 Simple Ways to Spend Less Time on Social Media and More Time Living Life

I grew up with social media. When I say that I don’t mean I always had social media. I mean that as I grew up, social media was introduced and I was able to adapt to it. Social media is right up my alley. I won’t pretend like it’s not. I am an over-sharer by nature. Snapping photos, telling stories, and sharing funny videos are all the best ways to live. Hands down. Social media just allows me to do that with a wider range of people. Plus, I love that I haven’t had to lose touch with any people who would otherwise be gone from my life. That being said, too much of a “good thing” is not always a good thing. Limiting time on social media is crucial for your mental health and general well-being. Since I am all about minimizing, I wanted to share these few ways that you can spend less time on social media and more time living life.

The Brutal Truth About Debt Payoff After 3 of the Debt Snowball

Hi folks, I’m Renee and I am a recovering spend-a-holic. My husband Tom and I have paid off over $90,000 of debt in the last 7 years and I wish I could say there were major student loans in there, but there weren’t. We just sucked that much at managing our money. We downsized our house 3 years ago (check out the full story) and then we got seriously intentional about paying off our debt. Using the Dave Ramsey Debt Snowball we paid off $6,000 in 6 months. Now we are able to see the finish line of our debt that seems never ending and I wanted to share with you the total truth about how I really feel about debt payoff after 3 intentional years. 

Baby Steps Toward Minimalist Living. 5 Simple Tips for Simple Living.

Jumping into minimalist living can be a scary concept for a lot of people. So many people love the idea of simple living but the “how to” part can seem way too overwhelming. At least this is how I felt. When we lived in our “big house” I felt suffocated by stuff and had no idea what to do about it. Now that it’s been over three years since I began my journey into minimalism, I have put together the best 5 baby steps toward minimalist living for those out there who want simple tips for simple living but aren’t sure where to start. If you are ready to transform your life and start taking simple steps toward minimalism, then keep reading on!

17 Healthy, Frugal, Crockpot Meals for Cold Winter Days

Personally, I am not winter’s biggest fan. I definitely prefer a perfect 70 degree fall day over a 30 degree, windy, cloudy winter day. But, the one thing I do love about winter is hot crockpot meals. When I started eating healthy, I realized there is no better way to eat healthy than with hearty crockpot meals. When you’re stuck in the house all day or just come in from the cold, the entire house smells amazing and you know there is cozy comfort food waiting for you. So, in honor of those chilly months ahead, I’ve collected 17 of the best healthy, frugal crockpot meals for those cold winter days we have coming at us.