I won’t lie, the biggest reason behind our downsize was because I got so sick of cleaning a big house. See the full story on our family’s downsize. When we moved into our smaller home I was determined to make this house feel like a home in every possible way. Because I feel better in a clean, crisp, clutter-free environment, that meant doing my best to make sure my home was well maintained at all times. Like any flawed human beings, I’m not always perfect at this, but I have created 5 really simple habits that help keep a clean house every day and I want to share them with you.
Most minimalist parents strive to find a happy medium when it comes to their kids’ toy clutter. They want their kids to be kids but don’t think having hundreds of toys is the way to go. So how do you create a minimalist home with less toys and more creativity? Here are some practical, simple to execute strategies for building a more creative play environment for your kids.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the minimalist movement is that you need to live with less everything. Including clothing. But, what if there was a way for a minimalist who loves clothes to still enjoy their minimalist lifestyle without sacrificing their style? Well, there is. There are 5 really awesome ways actually.
I spent way too many years stressing about food and dieting. When there is a world that is overloaded with tons of new supplements and fad diets, how are you supposed to know what’s actually the right thing to do? Thankfully, there are easy to follow tips that have been around for centuries and they are super easy to start and stick to. I have combined these super simple tips into what I call The Minimalist Diet. These are practical, easy to execute tips that will imrpove your performance, boost your health and not make you go totally crazy in the process.
My husband Tom and I have been married for over 9 years and I never would have dreamed of the journey we would take together. When we met we both had high hopes for life and “moving up in the world.” Finally, one day all our dreams came true and we landed in a house in the neighborhood we always dreamed we’d be a part of. We had the house, we had the location and then we slowly started to fall apart. In order to save our marriage, family, and finances we knew would need to downsize. This is the story of how our family of 5 survived a downsize of 2,000 square feet!