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.
We are so fortunate to be alive during this awesome minimalist movement. When my family and I 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. Yet doing all of this, it’s kind of hard not to panic. “Do I have too much?” “If I’m not living in a tiny house can I call myself a minimalist?” How do you downsize and start minimalism with going overboard? Is there a way to 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 not actually happening in our present moment. Doign this takes away from our present joy. Mindfulness means being fully aware of the now, living entirely in the moment, and being fully aware of everything around you. So how do you hone in on all of this awesomeness? I’ve compiled 8 of the best ways to start your mindful day before your feet even hit the ground.
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.