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Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

<i>There’s more to life than buying stuff.</i>There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in …

5 Pro Organizers Share Their #1 Tip for Messy People

Getting your sh*t together isn't easy. Staying organized is especially hard when you're a self-proclaimed "messy" person. Luckily, we know some …

The Living Experiment: Clutter

Feeling oppressed by your possessions? Learn how to lighten your load — and harvest some important insights in the process.<p>Whether it’s a mountain of …

14 Things a True Minimalist Would Never Have at Home

Minimalism might be one of the most popular interior design trends at the moment, but it's also one of the most difficult to achieve. Relying on …

15 Things That Should Never Be In Your Bedroom

Sorry, but those old books you've already read have got to go.<p>We get it: Sometimes it's hard to let go. But we promise if you follow our lead and remove these items from your bedroom (or toss some of 'em in the trash for good!), it'll lead to a cleaner and more relaxing space. Hello, more restful …

Warm Minimalism | Valerie Schoeneich

Living with a minamlist interior style does not have to be cold. I dedicate my interior design and styling work to show how we can create warm and …

48 Things You Definitely Have at Home (But Don't Need)

Despite our best intentions, we inevitably accumulate clutter around our homes. At our best, we may be Marie Kondo converts—successfully discarding …

The Spiritual Disciplines: Simplicity | The Art of Manliness

<i></i><i>Welcome back to our series on the spiritual disciplines, which explores exercises that can be used to train the soul. The purposes and practices of</i> …

A minimalist explains how to simplify your life in 4 steps

Simplifying your life isn't a single project that you can finish and be done with — it's actually a cycle.<p>At least, that's what I've found in my decade plus of simple living … I've downsized numerous times, in all areas of my life, and I keep finding myself coming back to the process of simplifying.<p>…

12 Minimalist Travelers Share How They Pack and Travel with Carry on Bags Only

This Common Decluttering Trick Actually Might Not Work

When you feel a decluttering binge coming on, you might be tempted to grab a bag or box and start filling it with things to toss or donate. That …

Check Out These 15 No-Closet and Tiny Closet Ideas That Work

Do you have a tiny closet? No closet at all? Getting ready isn’t any fun when there’s no organized space for your clothes. But don’t fret—there are …

9 Travel Destinations for Introverts

Introverts love to travel as much as extroverts, they just prefer to skip places teeming with tourists. Breathtaking scenery, one-on-one …

How to Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit

An emergency can hit your home at any time — whether it be a citywide natural disaster, or an isolated crisis such as a house flood or fire. And …

Low Light Plants

Not all of us have the luxury of owning a plot of land to fulfill our gardening dreams. Some of us just have to face the fact that we are, for now, …

11 Home Libraries That Will Inspire You to Hit the Books

15 Minimalist Room Decor Ideas That’ll Motivate You To Revamp Your Room This Weekend

Minimalist decor seems to be the latest trend on the block. The lesser the stuff, the neater it looks, and the easier it is to manage.<p><b>Here are some</b> …

Home Decorating

These Are the 6 Types of Minimalists

Minimalism, in modern culture, is a word infused with so much meaning that it doesn't seem to mean anything any more. "Minimalism" is thrown around …

Some Inspirational Examples Of Scandinavian Design Style

Feel boring with modern home? You should apply the other house designs. The style of Scandinavian design home interior may be an alternative to …

8 Indoor Plants to Improve Your Quality of Life (Part 2) - Meraki

5. English Ivy (<i>Hedera helix</i>):<p>It is one of the easiest to grow plants which can drastically improve the air quality of your room. It is known to …

8 Indoor Plants to Improve Your Quality of Life (Part 1) - Meraki

Ever wondered if the plants you placed indoors can be more than just for beautification? Yes, indoor plants can improve your quality of life in many …

8 Easy Ideas to Give Your Small Balcony a Makeover - Meraki

It’s that time of the year when you can enjoy outdoors the most. If you do not have a garden or a backyard, or not even a terrace; you can still …

9 Ideas For Under-The-Bed Storage

Using the empty space under a bed is the solution to the problem of wanting invisible storage for those things you need but don’t want to have on …

Here's how an interior designer helped a Facebook worker make his 400-square-foot studio apartment feel twice as big

Taking inspiration from the Facebook offices and Bradley's graphic design background, Melissa was able to play with bright, bold colors and patterns. "[Derek] knew he wanted his space to be hip, modern, and minimal," she told Business Insider. Let's take a look inside his transformed seventh-floor …

Alternative Furniture Design: The Study Cube

Domestic cubicle, anyone?<p>One of the heartbreaking things about visiting South Korea is seeing that most children, including very young ones, wear …

How To "Live Small" (Even If You Don't Have A Tiny House)

The tiny-home movement has become popular because it allows people to dream of a life of freedom — from expensive housing costs, clutter, and sometimes even neighbors. (After all, a noisy neighbor is much easier to deal with if your home is tiny and mobile so you can pick it up and tow it somewhere …

Minimalism

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …