So I think there are a lot of preconceived notions around what minimalism is exactly. Sometimes people have this idea that in order to be a minimalist you have got to live in a studio apartment and only wear white. Or black. The thing is, anyone can be a minimalist, in any size house, with any type of wardrobe, and it can be a total life-changer and income saver! I wanted to share with you how adopting a more minimalist way of living has allowed our family of 5 to increase our income. Take what you will and apply what you can!
I adore the look of minimalist jewelry. Gone are the days when I felt obligated to fit in by wearing large costume jewelry pieces. Instead, I have fallen completely in love with simple, elegant, minimalist jewelry stylings and want to share a few tips with you today on how to still make a stylish statement with less.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…so often people believe that a minimalist lifestyle is all about the stuff. In reality, it’s about what the stuff is taking away from us every day. Having a house filled with clutter will repeatedly take away time, money, and a more simple way of living. So let’s break down some quick wins for decluttering that will allow you more time in your schedule.
How is it so damn difficult to know ourselves? I mean, we spend all day with us, right? But, really it’s just like going into an art museum and standing only an inch away from all of the artwork. (Which I’m pretty sure is frowned upon.) When you’re so close to the picture, you can’t get an accurate portrayal of the entire thing. That’s kind of what it’s like being with ourselves. Our natural talents and abilities come so naturally that we don’t even realize they’re special. That would be like someone telling you one day that everyone else has to try really hard to blink. Crazy! You’ve been doing it so easily this whole time! So if you’re standing there wondering, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” I’ve got the whole tool kit right here for you!
Right now most of us are stuck inside and starting to go a little stir crazy. One of the things I have heard most from people is that they want to clear out their house, but there is nowhere to take any of your stuff! Goodwill is closed. The Salvation Army is closed. So what are you supposed to do when you have a ton of stuff to declutter and nowhere to take it to? Well, I’ve made a list of 10 ways you can start cleaning house while still in quarantine!
A few years back I was in search of a more simplified phone plan. Especially for my kids. They didn’t need all the bells and whistles that came with a smartphone and frankly, neither did Tom. I called our phone company only to find that they MAKE you pay for data. You can stop getting the internet on your phone … but you still pay for it. Awesome. Well, thank goodness someone realized how annoying this is and did something about it! Now, you can get a phone plan for as little as $5 per month, you don’t have to buy an expensive phone and you can change plans or cancel with no hassle. Fo real.