Want to know something? I originally wrote this post in the beginning of my minimalist journey. Right after we downsized our house and moved into a “starter home” that was 2,000 finished square feet smaller. Then I let all of those outside voices make me second guess everything I had written. It was one of my most-read posts and still, I changed it into a typical “diet” post. Simple ways to be healthier. Blah, blah blah. Now, I’m taking it back. We’re talking minimalist life diet. How the power of minimalism has the potential to spill into all areas of life if you allow it to do so. I promise, it will be the best thing you ever do.
If you have been dreaming of a downsize into a smaller house, I’m here to lend some words of encouragement and let you know that it is totally possible! Back in 2015, our family of 5 began the process of downsizing from a 3,400 square foot home to a 1,300 finished square foot starter home. It changed our lives in the best way! The thing is, I get that it can be totally overwhelming for people to even know where to start. In this post, I will break down the step by step process we went through to smoothly transition into a smaller house with three kids in tow!
Maybe you want to save money by not working out at the gym or maybe working out at the gym is just way too intimidating. Whatever your reason, look no further because here are the 5 best YouTube channels for at home workouts for women.
One thing I have gotten really good at through the years is finding ways to make meals when we are at the end of our budget. A lot of people in the debt-free community choose to focus on the “beans and rice” meals but the truth is, while beans and rice may be affordable, it’s nutrient lacking and a highly carb loaded meal. No, I’m not going to go into the giant carb debate but for myself personally, I have found that I function a lot better with a mixture of carbs, greens, proteins, and fats. However, there are 5 pantry must-haves to make healthy, frugal meals for your family. Let’s dive into what those 5 affordable pantry must-haves are and I’ll give you some ideas on how they can help you stretch your budget.
There are a lot of budget lovers who opt for places like Aldi or Walmart to help stay on budget. I’ve always been a little bit of an odd ball in the sense that I have found the best way to stay stocked on food and on budget is to grocery shop in bulk at places like Costco. How we manage this is a question I always get asked, so I decided to get really specific and share our actual organic, Costco grocery list with you!