4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Cleanliness and productivity go hand in hand. There’s been plenty of research done over the years to support this idea, too. Some of the benefits of a clean environment include lower stress levels, higher morale, and increased focus. More to come on how to balance these in a minute. If … Continue reading 4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness

The Number One Way to Simplify Your Life

Is it touching everything you own and asking yourself if it sparks joy? Is it decluttering one area at a time and putting things where they go right away so you never end up with a living, breathing, "Keep" pile? Is it limiting yourself to only one hundred belongings that you can fit into a … Continue reading The Number One Way to Simplify Your Life

How Your Surrounding Space Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Whenever there’s an opportunity to make yourself feel better, seize it! The world is a hectic place, but your life doesn’t have to be. Therapy isn't the only way to improve mental health. There are some things you can do on your own to make yourself feel better – the space around you plays a … Continue reading How Your Surrounding Space Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

The Simple Bundle: 17 Minimalist ebooks available this weekend only!

I write more about social issues, trauma recovery, and self care these days than my original days of decluttering and minimizing my space, but I'm still a minimalist at heart and in practice so I am thrilled to share with you an absolute steal of a deal if you're an aspiring minimalist! The Simple Bundle is … Continue reading The Simple Bundle: 17 Minimalist ebooks available this weekend only!

Simple Ways to Create Calm in Your Workspace

Hey friends! This week's post is a guest blog from Johanna Cider of Musings of Johanna.  Is your workspace causing you stress? Your physical environment at work can affect your mood, focus and productivity. If your workspace is elevating your stress levels, it’s important to make some changes. Taking time to create calm in your … Continue reading Simple Ways to Create Calm in Your Workspace

21 New Years Resolutions for Minimalists

Happy New Year! At a time when most of us are plotting the course to become a Totally New Me, I'd like to remind you all that you are doing great already. You're enough, just as you are, and you don't need to lose 50 pounds or get a boyfriend or achieve a certain level … Continue reading 21 New Years Resolutions for Minimalists

Book Review: The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Everybody has the aha! moment that starts their journey to minimalism. For me, it was a basement full of stuff at my mom's house after my first divorce. For some, it's knowing there's a pizza cutter somewhere in the kitchen but being absolutely unable to find it in all the chaos. For Joshua Becker, it was when … Continue reading Book Review: The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Book Review: Decluttering at the Speed of Life

It's been a while since I did a post on decluttering and minimalism, and I am so excited to give a rave review of Dana K. White's book Decluttering at the Speed of Life. I downloaded it using the Hoopla app (which lets you use your library card to borrow six titles per month for FREE) and … Continue reading Book Review: Decluttering at the Speed of Life

When to sell vs. donate

You have decided to de-clutter your home - great! But as you begin to sort through your belongings to decide what stays and what goes, you may consider, "What do I do with this stuff now?" As you de-clutter, you will be making four basic categories of stuff: Stuff to keep Stuff to sell Stuff to … Continue reading When to sell vs. donate

Spreading the word

I'd like to take today's post to share some other blogs I have found since I began my minimalist journey.  I'm following 17 blogs, which seems like a lot, but many of them don't post often, and they aren't all about minimalism.  I am a woman of many interests.  I follow parenting blogs, vegan eating … Continue reading Spreading the word