You guys!!! I did a KonMari (well, kind of) makeover to my wardrobe years ago (check it out) when I first learned about Marie Kondo and her genius organization skills. The truth is, I started reading her book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and after the first chapter I just had to start decluttering and cleaning. I didn’t even finish the book! Now that her Netflix special is up, I see just how much I missed out on by not following through. Now that we’ve been in our smaller house for going on 4 years, I decided it was time to give this whole KonMari method another try and Tom decided to join in! You can keep reading to either watch the YouTube video we did or keep scrolling to check out all the photos and info about our KonMari closet before and after.
I don’t know if I’m just worse at life than everyone else or if I have figured it out a little more than most? Whatever the case, I think people need to get on board with my semi-lazy ways of living. Let’s not call it lazy, let’s call it the minimalist art of doing nothing. No matter what, every single day, I make sure to carve out a little time to do absolutely nothing. Living is hectic and simplifying your days is absolutely necessary to survival. So let’s chat about how to perfect this minimalist art. Let’s learn how to do nothing…at least once a day.
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.
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!
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.
Living a minimalist life often means you’ve let go of things that no longer get frequently used. What can really pose a problem is those few times a year when you could really use a certain appliance or piece of equipment. Things like carpet shampooers, KitchenAid mixers or camping equipment are things you may want to use only once a year. When you only have a need for them once a year, most minimalists can’t justify actually buying these things. You could borrow from a friend, but there is a new trend starting that might make things even easier. Renting equipment. This new trend is catching on and spreading like wildfire. See how you can get started renting equipment and making a profit from the things you are barely using!