When we downsized our house, I lost a lot of kitchen space. Like a lot, a lot. Having a small kitchen has been amazing and has really forced me to simplify more than anything. I have had to get intentional about what I use and be honest about what I don’t use. So if you find yourself with less storage space in your kitchen, I have compiled some of my best tips to help you make the most out of your kitchen!
So you’ve seen all the shows, read all the articles and now you’re thinking this minimalist gig might be for you. Depending on where you’re at in life and how much stuff you have with you, it can be tough to know how to start minimalism. Where do you begin? This post has practical tips that anyone can do to begin their minimalist journey without feeling overwhelmed.
Even though we are living in a more digital world, somehow most of us are still battling with paper clutter every single day. Thankfully there are some crazy simple ways to avoid letting paper clutter take over your home. Here are 6 super easy ways to get ahead of the clutter for good.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone anymore but I absolutely love being a part of the minimalist movement. When we first started downsizing over a year ago, I started seeking out other like-minded people. I read books, joined Facebook groups and watched tiny house documentaries. What I like to call The Minimalist Diet is really an entirely new, less stress way of living and I adore it. However, like I do with most things in my life, I found a way to add stress. Yes, the less-stress way of living, I made extremely stress-full. So how do you downsize and start minimalism with going overboard? How do you keep a clutter free home when you still have items you want to purchase? I have the answer to all these questions. How you can create a peaceful, minimalist environment and still keep “stuff” in your life.
Mindfulness is on the rise these days and for good reason. Being mindful throughout your day can set the tone for your entire week. More often than not, most people’s fears and stresses are about things that have already happened or may be happening in the future. We tend to panic so much about things that are actually not happening in our present moment. Mindfulness means being fully aware of the now, living entirely in the moment, and being fully aware of everything around you and everything you’re feeling. This can help reduce stress immensely. It brings you fully into the present moment instead of letting your mind wander into the past or future. I am a firm believer in kick-starting mindfulness first thing in the morning. That’s why I compiled this list: Morning Mindfulness: How to Reduce Stress Before Getting out of Bed. It sounds like a lot of work, but really, there are some simple ways to start your day mindfully.