A few years ago there was a trend that was sweeping the nation. The 5-second rule made popular by Mel Robbins. What the 5-second rule does is stop your brain from thinking. Well, it stops it from over-thining. People have changed their lives, habits and made the world around them a better place because of the 5-second rule. Well, funny thing, this 5-second rule can also come in handy when you’re in serious need of wardrobe decluttering motivation! In fact, it might be the absolute best way to declutter your closet once and for all. Let me break it down for you.
Three years ago we downsized our house from 3,400 square feet to 1,300 finished square feet. Doing this forced us to clear out over half of our belongings and get intentional about what we wanted to keep in our lives. If you are ready to get rid of half your stuff and take your life back, I’m here to help you out!
Keep in mind, we downsized with kids! That means half the toys, half the clothes…everything. I promise, it’s possible as long as you know where to start.
If you are traveling but still want to stick with a healthy diet, and don’t want to go out to eat for every meal, you are in luck. Here is a list of healthy meals to make in a hotel room using nothing but a refrigerator and microwave! And maybe not even both!
Believe me, I know that desperate feeling of wanting so badly to save money for travel but it just felt impossible. Now, I am so thankful to be at a more stable place financially and it’s my mission to help others do the same. Keep reading and we’ll dive into 8 ways you can start to save money for travel even if you’re broke.
Thank goodness we have family in California. Our family has been so spoiled to take trips every few years from chilly Minnesota all the way to warm, sunny California. We have taken trips with our youngest ones being as little as 1 and let me tell you, there are a ton of free family things to do in Southern California whether your kids are in diapers or headed off to college. Here are some of our favorite places (although there are a ton more).
For years I have been fascinated with the idea of full-time travel. It’s the main reason why I decided to homeschool my youngest children. I wanted them to see the world beyond our front door. For us, downsizing our family was a potential first step. But what are other families doing to plan and prepare for a life of full-time travel with a family? This Colorado family made the leap into full-time travel in 2018 and haven’t looked back. I got the chance to interview them to learn more about how they downsized, saved and planned in order to make their dreams a reality.